Is there a way to add a question to a kind of a watchlist in order to get notifications when e.g. there is a new answer or a new comment posted there? I would like to use this, for example, for a question to which I haven't contributed yet, but would be interested in saving it as a "bookmark", possibly to post an answer or comment later when I will have time, or to see if there will be any further discussions.

I was experimenting with marking such questions as "favourite" but it does not look very efficient; moreover, it does not look like the intended use of favourites since it likely distorts the MSE statistics. OTOH, I've discovered recently that each question page has a "question feed", but if I'd like to keep an open eye on several questions, I have to set up my RSS feed reader for each feed separately. IMHO, having an aggregated feed may be interesting as well.

Thanks for any suggestions and/or workarounds!


There is nothing built in besides the two ways you already know. You may be interested in StackTracker:

StackTracker, a cross-platform desktop notifier for the StackExchange API built with PyQt4

The application displays a task tray notification when someone has posted an answer or a comment to a question you are tracking on any of the StackExchange sites. Clicking the notification will open the corresponding question in your browser.

Caveat emptor: I did not test this myself.

  • $\begingroup$ thanks for confirming that there is nothing else built-in and for the link to the StackTracker. The StackTracker project seems to be inactive for a while so I would probably wait till hopefully someone could confirm that it still works. $\endgroup$ – Alexander Konovalov May 15 '13 at 22:04

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