The "follow post" feature is convenient for users having the same problem as asked about in the question.

Currently, the system generates the following comment for those who post non-answers asking about updates on the question (when these are flagged and get to Low Quality review queue):

  • This is an “I’m having this problem, too” comment
    “This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have enough reputation.”

(for the sake of completeness, comment wording slightly differs when user has enough reputation to add a bounty)

I propose to expand above comment with advice about the related follow feature, with text like below:

If you want to get updates on this question, use "follow post".

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    Good idea, I proposed a similar change to the AutoReviewComments script.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Aug 6, 2020 at 16:17
  • (gnat feeling slightly envious) your request is dated April 24 - back then I still (mistakenly) thought that this feature is useless :) @Glorfindel
    – gnat
    Aug 6, 2020 at 16:24

2 Answers 2


This string has been updated with details about the Follow feature. Thanks for the suggestion! The fix will be merged in today or tomorrow.


Update 4/15/21: We've discussed this internally, and this is a relatively small lift. We will get this into our bug-duty rotation. Marking as for now because it may take us a while to get to it. Our bug backlog is large, and we are chipping away at it bit by bit.

Thank you for the suggestion. Based on our current roadmap, this isn't work that we will take on, as it doesn't coincide with functional areas that we plan to improve in the near future.

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    Shouldn't that be [status-deferred]? Unless you think it's actually a bad idea that shouldn't be implemented? Feb 20, 2021 at 5:05
  • @GavinS.Yancey there is some related discussion in the answer by Sonic on the post about the ticket smash.
    – Marijn
    Feb 20, 2021 at 9:08
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    I can't make sense of this explanation sorry. This request is about review UI, which is not merely in the roadmap but undergoing active rework right now (official announcement here). Please consider editing to clarify if this decline was discussed with developer(s) currently working on review UI rework - and if it wasn't, maybe better pass it to them to evaluate
    – gnat
    Feb 20, 2021 at 13:52
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    @gnat that's fair feedback. I'll discuss this one with the team.
    – Des StaffMod
    Feb 20, 2021 at 17:26
  • @Des did you have a chance to talk to them about this request?
    – gnat
    Feb 24, 2021 at 11:25
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    @gnat not yet. Some folks are out this week so we have time scheduled for next week.
    – Des StaffMod
    Feb 24, 2021 at 17:02
  • @Des any chance that folks currently working on review UX will have a look at this request?
    – gnat
    Mar 23, 2021 at 12:35
  • after edit with clarification that this was discussed by folks currently working on review UX this answer makes pretty good sense, thanks!
    – gnat
    Apr 15, 2021 at 18:55
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    Thanks for the update @AnitaTaylor
    – Luuklag
    Apr 15, 2021 at 19:26

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