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it is a good idea to search before asking a question.

Let's say I want to know if I can be informed (not via email) that there is anything new happening in the question I posted or I added to my favourites. I tried to search for such question/info with no success.

Should I go through all pages in the search?

How many different searches should I perform?

How would you search for such info?

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You mean you want to keep track of updates to questions? –  random Jan 18 '10 at 10:22
    
yes, I renamed the question.. this has almost nothing to do with search IMO –  Jeff Atwood Jan 18 '10 at 10:52
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@Jeff: Well, he wanted to ask first how to search for it, before actually asking the question me thinks. –  fretje Jan 18 '10 at 11:01
    
yes, I wanted to know how to search before asking any question –  Radek Jan 18 '10 at 18:16

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Well, I mostly search on google first. A well crafted google query will get you to an existing question most of the time:

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Ameta.stackoverflow.com+notify+question+favorite+update+-email

This gives a couple of results which might already answer your question:

RSS feed for favorite questions
Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don’t own them)
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@fretje: thanks,it didn't come to me to use google to search stackoverflow.com. I will test rss and hopefully accept your answer –  Radek Jan 18 '10 at 18:18
    
I thought that there MUST be some internal feature that would easily led me to the new answer/comment hopefully in real time. Let's see how rss works –  Radek Jan 18 '10 at 18:20

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