I was wondering, is there a way to track particular questions in Stack Overflow? For instance, if I see a question asked that I would like to see the answer to, is there a way that I can mark that question so that I can come back to it later?

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    See the star? Click it.
    – Matthew Jones
    Aug 12, 2009 at 15:39
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    Making something a favorite vs watching are two different intended actions. I like to favorite questions that I can reference quickly but watch questions that I would just like to see what the answer is for a learning experience but not "keep around".
    – Ascalonian
    Nov 6, 2019 at 15:01

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There is a pretty useful StackApps app called StackStalker (Google Chrome Extension) written by Jason Edleman that does exactly this (Including notification badges). You can check it out here:

StackStalker: Be Notified When Your Question Is Updated (Chrome Extension)

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    This is the only answer which actually answers the question. Favoriting a question does not notify you of changes. Apr 5, 2012 at 17:09
  • StackStalker seems to have it’s own DB. Would be great if some app picks up the question I “starred” already... Feb 19, 2015 at 17:58
  • The extension seems to have some bad reviews. What is your experience on it?
    – jarno
    Sep 2, 2018 at 10:37
  • @RobertSiemer is the DB stored locally or can you use it on any computer?
    – jarno
    Sep 2, 2018 at 10:42
  • @jarno I can't remember using it myself. Sep 4, 2018 at 1:57

Each question has an RSS feed that you can subscribe to if you need to see everything that happens.

Otherwise, favouriting the question is a pretty good way to go.

  • I don't know how to subscribe to RSS for a single question. See this to subscribe for ALL your favourite (starred) questions: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25194/… in short, something like this: stack2rss.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/users/1/… Thanks, George! Jul 13, 2012 at 3:27
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    @SamWatkins There's an RSS link on the lower-right of each question page with the label "question feed". It's of the format http://$HOST/feeds/question/$QUESTION_ID .
    – Max Nanasy
    Jul 23, 2012 at 4:36
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    As stackoverflow won't email you changes, you may use some free service to email RSS changes to you when there is a new content.
    – OndroMih
    Sep 2, 2015 at 8:31
  • Do you know working online RSS subscribing service that works with the sites? My Yahoo does not seem to work and Bloglines is down AFAIK. Those are the services shown in Google Chrome.
    – jarno
    Sep 2, 2018 at 10:36

Put them in Favorites, click on the star under the votes of your question. Here is how you can watch them - In your profile page there is a Favorites tab, it lists all your favorite questions.


Click the star to the left of the question.


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