Originally Posted by MayorReynolds
Now I get why they use that function, although if I want to bookmark a Lit story for later I save it in my browser's bookmarks. Literally, and hit favorite if I think that story is worth reading again.
I could see why some people wouldn't use bookmarks. Say you're using a family computer or a laptop you take with you to school/work? This isn't exactly a hobby I would want to share with everyone and with my luck that would certainly happen, although probably not on purpose. Like showing someone something on your laptop and opening the wrong bookmark folder for example... Better not to risk that. Not to mention that the autocomplete in the url bar of most browsers also uses your favorites, not just your history, so that could also show up some unwanted stuff when you or someone else starts typing the url of a website.
Sticking to the like/favorite feature seems a lot safer to me. Although maybe it would be useful to have a separate bookmark feature, which I think would benefit both writers and readers. That way readers can separate stories they're reading/want to read from their favorites, and the writer won't be confused by why stories get liked and then unliked.