It took me a year of membership and 9000 points rep to learn that you are notified about new answers if you make a question a favorite. And I learnt it just by chance: Someone mentioned that in a comment.

I am sure that is explained somewhere. I didn't look that up now because it doesn't have any effect on my history here.

I suggest modifying the fly-over help for the favorite button. It should not just tell that this make the question a favorite but that you are notified about new answers. I consider that an easy and probably effective change.

  • I was not aware of this. Feb 23, 2014 at 18:37
  • no, it doesn't notify. but notification will be implemented "sometime in the future"
    – strugee
    Feb 24, 2014 at 1:01
  • This is the most important reason I favorite questions... monitoring.
    – tshepang
    Feb 24, 2014 at 1:03
  • Yes, and it doesn't work. See here and here.
    – terdon Mod
    Feb 25, 2014 at 12:28


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