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Is there a way to follow the questions and answers posted by a developer on Stack Overflow?

marked as duplicate by Aza, hims056, michaelb958, Martijn Pieters, Stijn Mar 15 '14 at 11:53

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  • Since this is a question about SO, it belongs on Meta Stack Overflow. – David Thornley Jul 15 '10 at 21:32
  • This is my SO feed – Amarghosh Jul 16 '10 at 4:40
  • @michael Saw it, don't think it's a duplicate of it, even though the chain leads there – Aza Mar 15 '14 at 8:26
  • Nice! Any reason you don't publish it on the chrome store? – lacostenycoder Oct 23 '18 at 12:56
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I have build StackEye - A Chrome Extension for exactly same purpose.

You can use StackEye

  • To follow other users on Stack Overflow
  • To watch any question for any new comments and answers on it.

Install StackEye from Chrome Web Store and go to the profile page of any user and click follow. For example, if you go to Jon Skeet's profile page, you get to see this. Just click on Follow button to follow him and get his wisdom :)

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Check out the screenshots available at Stackapps page. Give it a try if you like it.

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    You may wish to post this answer on a more relevant instance of this post – Aza Mar 15 '14 at 6:39
  • @Emracool I really appreciate your suggestion but all other questions have been already marked as duplicate of each other. Only this one was left So I posted it here. – sachinjain024 Mar 15 '14 at 8:05
  • @Peter Thanks for the edit and especially for the link (legal). I read all the points and they make a lot of sense. Thanks once again for the useful information :) – sachinjain024 Mar 15 '14 at 21:31
  • I can't log in to StackApps (not sure why) to leave a comment there... The extension looks great, but has it been tested with a large number of followed users (300+)? Because that's how many I tried to follow and now I'm not sure: either they are all offline, or I exceeded API quota and not getting any information at all. – How About a Nice Big Cup of Mar 16 '14 at 1:01
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    @127.0.9.6 Thanks a lot for taking this step towards following a large number of users. However, as per stackexchange API I can only pass 100 ids at a time to get their activity. Anyways, I have already opened an issue github.com/blunderboy/stackeye/issues/21 to restrict users to not let them follow more than 25 users. Feel free to make any comment on git or open any issue there. – sachinjain024 Mar 16 '14 at 3:43
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    Great extension :) – Richlewis May 27 '15 at 9:16
  • Installed it and it is a great extension. Thanks. One question, I followed several users, now the users have activities but sometimes I have to click the extension icon several times then the message window pops up, why? – Love Dec 28 '16 at 15:37
  • @Love When there are too many notifications, it takes a bit of time to read those and show up so if you wait you will see the window in sometime. I'd really suggest to follow only the relevant ones so that you can also read the notifications. – sachinjain024 Jan 3 '17 at 8:38
  • in 2017, is this still the most up-to-date answer? – Zach Smith Mar 24 '17 at 14:08
  • @ZachSmith I don't know any other way to follow a user So probably this hold true till date. – sachinjain024 Mar 26 '17 at 16:55
  • Any plans to make a Firefox extension? – Alexander Suraphel Mar 12 '18 at 16:00
  • @AlexanderSuraphel StackEye can be easily converted into a firefox extension. This is the first time someone has asked for it. I will add this as a todo item. BTW this is an open source project and I highly appreciate contributions and if anyone is willing to do this, I will be happy to guide him on the steps. – sachinjain024 Mar 13 '18 at 5:52
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    @sachinjain024 I just saw the Github page. I'll look into it as well! – Alexander Suraphel Mar 13 '18 at 8:20
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Every user has an RSS feed. Navigate to the user's page and scroll to the bottom; there'll be a link marked "user feed".

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    RSS sounds like a very weird solution to this... I would need an external application or browser plugin which is pointed to the feeds of many users to keep a "friend list", and everyone else to do the same to create a "group". – Lucas Gallindo Aug 11 '15 at 15:01
  • This is what I was looking for mipadi thanks – Durai Amuthan.H Feb 28 '17 at 20:17
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    +1 The RSS is useful to know about. As of 2018 there are two tabs on a user page: "Profile" and "Activity". You must click on the Activity tab to find the RSS link at the bottom. – Eric Hepperle - CodeSlayer2010 May 29 '18 at 13:26
  • it is also called User feed, I did a ctrl + f and was searching for RSS and confused as nothing showed up! – atreeonhill Aug 23 at 14:20
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You can see their recent activity on their user page: https://stackoverflow.com/users/248643?tab=activity#tab-top