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A “Friends List” on StackOverflow would be nice

I want to Favorite Users. There are several users whose questions I always enjoy reading. I would like to be able to Favorite them so I don't have to remember their usernames.

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marked as duplicate by Yi Jiang, Toon Krijthe, ChrisF, jzd, Tobias Kienzler Mar 21 '11 at 12:18

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This request was already rejected here A “Friends List” on StackOverflow would be nice – Adinia Mar 21 '11 at 7:51
Facebook shmacebook. – Won't Mar 21 '11 at 13:45
It was NOT intended as a friends feature. It was intended as a list of favorite authors, people who you feel have a consistently high quality of authorship. – dietbuddha Mar 21 '11 at 14:21
[I-liked-this] – Won't Mar 21 '11 at 14:39
+1 it would really be nice to have this bookmark user feature to at least go to their questions and answers page. – Aditya P Apr 3 '11 at 18:03

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If you want to follow a user, you can bookmark their activity feed, go to their profile (by clicking on their name), and go to the activity tab, for example mine is:


If their user name changes, we'll redirect you!

But...we have no plans to make the site any more "social" than this with respect to following users, that isn't our focus.

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Shame. Sometimes you see a comment/answer from a user from months/years ago and have a question for them. Don't want to update the question/comment with an unrelated question. – Alex Mar 21 '11 at 11:54
I understand the desire to stay away from the social aspect, however it is the higher quality of authorship of those users which makes me want to "follow" them. – dietbuddha Mar 21 '11 at 14:20

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