I love this site. I think I'm addicted to it. This is only the second question I've posted mostly because 1) I can usually find the answer to my question because it has already been asked before, 2) I like reading the answers to questions that I haven't even thought of asking, and 3) I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate this place. So, on behalf of all newbies (I know, we are all relative newbies--but I'm a newbie-newbie) these are the questions I would like to know the answers to:
What is the purpose of the star (favorite question) by the question?
Is there a way that I can book mark questions that I find interesting for future reference?
How many times can I up-vote in a day? (There appears to be several different answers to this question: 10, 20, 25, and 30.)
What’s the point of up-voting comments if they don’t add to your reputation (not that I care)?
If I keep clicking on a question does that increase the number of views?
If I keep looking at my profile (not saying that I did) does that increase the number of views?
I have over 200 points. So how did that change the advertising that I see?
How do I tell if I’ve been down-voted on a comment?
I’m not especially computer savvy (I’m over 50 —I know, that’s a poor excuse). Why is the formatting reference so hard to understand? It would help if there were examples.
Must I choose an answer to the question I posed? If so, how much time do I have to choose one?
There's probably other questions that should be under 'frequently asked' but are not yet answered. These are just a few I have to start. Thanks for your answers.