I'm thinking something on the site, similar to the way you can star questions. You should be able to star tags or groups of tags and when something new happens in that set (an edit to a question or answer, a new answer to an existing question, or a new question), you get notified on the site.

Yes, you can use an RSS feed, but if I were to do that, my RSS feeds would probably triple. I would like to be notified on-site of events such as these.

  • Wait! You have trouble organizing your RSS feeds, and SO should solve that for you? – Ladybug Killer Jul 25 '10 at 12:25
  • I don't want this in my RSS feed. I want things I need to know about ASAP in my RSS feed - very few things on Stack Overflow fall into that category. I might not care about updates in a watched tag or tags until I visit Stack Overflow, and I should be able to get notified when I visit the site. – Thomas Owens Jul 25 '10 at 19:34
  • Conversely, some of us who use RSS for non-urgent things might like an email notification for new posts on a tag we consider urgent. I’d at least like an email option. Is there one? Don’t see it. – Paul Cantrell Aug 7 '15 at 16:52
  • this is now implemented: meta.stackexchange.com/q/312180/276202 – glS Jul 27 '18 at 11:24

You can hover a tag and then click subscribe. Every time a new question is asked you'll be notified by email.

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