Collections? Favorites? Shortcuts? Answered
I have just started getting involved with this site, and I noticed I could put an Instructable project in a "collection" or I could mark it a "favorite". I decided to try putting the two related Instructables I was looking at into a Collection for myself, just to be able to find them again.
It says I have a "draft" that is not "published". Perhaps I am not understanding the purpose of Collections. Are they something that others are supposed to look at and find useful somehow? What exactly is the intended purpose of this function?
Should I just have marked the two Instructables "favorite"? There are also "shortcuts"? These were both electronics related, and decided I might conceivably also find myself wanting to save food or woodworking Instructables as well, and I thought it might be nice to be able to sort them, so I used the "collection" function instead. Do I have to eventually publish these? Can i just have a bunch of personal collections to sort things I want to be able to find again? I guess I could have just bookmarked them in my browser too...
I really couldn't find any information on the site about what Collections are supposed to be or be for.
Is there a guide to how to use this site?
Input or informational links from the community are appreciated.