I presume it is some kind of mechanism to help me keep track of things for later revisiting. I see I can click to change the state of the star. But I don't think star is the right name for this thing, as I can't find "star" in the help or Meta. I've looked in my profile too.

I am most interested in going back to the questions that I have clicked the star in earlier.

screen shot with star highlighted

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The star indicates things that are called favourites ("or favorites") in the documentation and interface.

The help guide explains how to search within your favorites: https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/searching

  • I like bmike's edit; should I upvote the post, even though I created it myself? Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 0:50
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    You can't upvote your own post even if you try!
    – owlswipe
    Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 4:34
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    OK. I'll explore more and ask less, I suppose. Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 7:52

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