Sometimes when I log in I have to dig around a bit for interesting questions and answers. I know it's all subjective and there are filters etc, but it might be a cool idea to have a 'while you were gone' section at the top.

It could, for example, contain questions you've not see before that have high activity levels and match the top 3 tags associated with you.

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    That what we have newsletters for. Aug 23, 2015 at 14:23
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    Maybe this works on UX, but I doubt the usefulness on SO where there were tons of questions in the time I went for a coffee break. Sep 22, 2015 at 14:59

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I like the idea, but I'm not sure how easily we could get StackExchange to change the base code to support this. So it's more a technical issue than a UX one preventing it.

  • ah okay, thanks :) what's the best way to make this sort of suggestion to them?
    – Chris
    Jul 24, 2015 at 13:23
  • @Chris, you could propose it as a "question" with tag of "feature-request" on the main meta site.
    – 3nafish
    Jul 24, 2015 at 16:52

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