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Over the years I have marked many post as Favorites. The list has become long enough that it's unwieldy and less than helpful. Many of the questions are no longer topical- I've already learned from them! I want to winnow down the list.

But the amount of Favorite marks given to a question is one of the metrics we use to show how awesome it is. We give out badges :) So I don't (necessarily) want to penalize questions just because I'm done with them.

What is the preferred way to handle this? Should I:

  1. Feel free to keep my Favorites list tight and useful, or
  2. Let the list grow, as to not remove Favorite marks from good questions?
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  • \$\begingroup\$ I would take out the trash and only use the ones that are your most favorite \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Jun 18 at 18:54
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You should definitely remove them from your favorites. Don't game the system. Presumably a functioning list is more useful to you than a virtual badge on someone's profile page.

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