Is there a way of knowing how many members subscribe to a post's updates? I understand it's called "following":
You can follow any question or answer (that you did not author) by clicking on the [follow] button that is shown in the menu immediately below the post (alongside the [share] button)
The reason I'm asking is I imagine if I somehow manage to get a lot more members following a question post, that would indicate that I've succeeded in creating a lot more attention from people that know the answer, and thus increasing the likelihood that one of them will provide it.
Please let me know if I'm wrong in believing this!
Now some would argue that I could simply check out how many visitors that have viewed the post - and anyway that information is readily available and I know how to find it and so I don't need to ask about that: however for instance, for the purpose of getting an answer, unfortunately a title can result in many views, but that doesn't mean the visitors are interested or know the answer once they see what the post is about.