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I apologize if this has come up before on meta, because it almost certainly has, but I couldn't find it.

I frequently come across recently asked unanswered questions that I find interesting. However, I haven't been able to find a satisfactory way to watch such questions for answers. The best I've come up with is adding it to my favorites or simply leaving a tab open in my browser and refreshing it periodically.

This is in contrast to when I ask questions. I am immediately informed of answers or comments.

Is there way to set a notification to trigger when a question is answered? Does anyone have better techniques for monitoring interesting questions?

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Every question has an associated RSS feed. While I'm not 100% certain that all comments appear on that feed, the answers certainly do.

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    $\begingroup$ This is a rather clunky solution. $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Christensen Dec 28 '12 at 19:47
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    $\begingroup$ Is there a FAQ somewhere on how to use RSS feeds? $\endgroup$ – Todd Wilcox Dec 28 '12 at 23:07
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    $\begingroup$ @ToddWilcox: On the web generally, certainly there are such, eg. see the Wikipedia article. I copied the link at lower right corner of this page "question feed" and added it to Google Reader using the Subscribe button there (pasting the URL into the popup). $\endgroup$ – hardmath Dec 29 '12 at 15:18
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    $\begingroup$ Based the failure of that reader to pick up my comment above, it does seem Questions and Answers, but not Comments are included in the feed, per Asaf's post above. $\endgroup$ – hardmath Dec 29 '12 at 15:21
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Just added today... the "follow" feature.

follow

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EDIT: All possibilities mentioned here are superseded by possibility to follow posts implemented in April 2019. It is described in another answer.

The original version of the answer (before this was implemented) is below.


Let us try to summarize several possibilities how to follow question, which are mentioned in various answers and comments on this site:

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  • $\begingroup$ I have made the post CW. Feel free to edit the answer, add other ways to follow questions, add further details, clarifications, useful links. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Nov 9 '14 at 7:54

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