I posted an answer to this question on August 19, and 4 days later a great answer has been posted, which I noticed by sheer luck.

I wish I was notified when the answer was posted. Please consider implementing this feature.

  • $\begingroup$ Every question has its RSS feed, to which a link is provided at the bottom of the page. $\endgroup$
    – user31373
    Aug 23, 2012 at 3:23
  • $\begingroup$ @LVK Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I would consider it a work-around though, because it requires some manual manipulations. $\endgroup$
    – Sasha
    Aug 23, 2012 at 3:44
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    $\begingroup$ Just to clarify: What you suggest to is to implement such notifications for all questions you have answered or only for some of them (which you would choose in some way)? The latter is not that different from favorites, in my opinion. See also the comments and answers here: Mark problems as “notify me if answer is posted”?. $\endgroup$ Aug 23, 2012 at 5:44
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak Thanks for the very relevant link. I would like to get notifications for all questions I answered. If I made it favorite, which I now did, would the site notify my of the new answers, question edits, etc? Or is it just for bookmarking to check back often. If so, I would rather use the RSS feed. $\endgroup$
    – Sasha
    Aug 23, 2012 at 5:56
  • $\begingroup$ No, marking it as favorite does not send you a notification. But I usually check my favorites at least once a week and I see which questions had some activity - they are highlighted. (But you don't see what kind of activity was on the question - I think that it is highlighted even in the cases that new comments appear there or when the questions was edited.) I think details about this can be found at meta.SO, perhaps this question could be relevant: What does highlighting mean on the profile's “Favorites” tab?. (cont...) $\endgroup$ Aug 23, 2012 at 7:03
  • $\begingroup$ (cont...) Since I have only few favorites, I don't mind when I see highlighted question and then I find out that it was only because some minor edit or new comment. If number of favorites is vast (e.g. if I had all questions I've answered there), this would be really annoying. TL;DR: You don't get notification in inbox, you have to check favorites tab. Questions are highlighted for several other reasons, not only new answers. $\endgroup$ Aug 23, 2012 at 7:05
  • $\begingroup$ I agree this would be a useful feature to have. $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2013 at 22:31
  • $\begingroup$ Recently a new feature related to this was implemented, see: The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network and A way to “watch” questions? $\endgroup$ Mar 30, 2020 at 7:28


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