Is there a way to follow a question on Stack Overflow? I would like to mark a question and be notified when there's been some progress (e.g., a comment or an answer). Is this possible?


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Mark it as favorite. See star icon downward vote buttons.
And you can always access it in your Profile page in favorites tab.

  • Thanks. Should've paid closer attention.
    – user160189
    Commented Apr 11, 2011 at 1:22
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    Bit of a confusing mental model. Favorites and Following are two different patterns IMHO.
    – cavalcade
    Commented Mar 26, 2012 at 5:27
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    IOW I may not like a question, and hence I feel dissonance click "Favorite" because it's not my favorite. Hence the interface is forcing me to think like it. I may just want to follow something.
    – cavalcade
    Commented Mar 26, 2012 at 5:28
  • Thanks for the info...I was looking for it for long time..
    – Nishant
    Commented Apr 12, 2012 at 11:13
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    Honestly, I don't want to pollute my Favorites list with many questions for which I am only interested in the answer... The site should definitely have a "follow this question" functionality besides the Favorites. Commented May 15, 2012 at 16:38
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    I agree and am looking for the same functionality. One suggestion is that in the bottom right of every question page there is actually a "Question feed" which I will use for now to get updated (RSS). Hope this helps!
    – Nils
    Commented May 28, 2012 at 6:28
  • Thanks for the infos, isn't obvious nor intuitive.
    – ratlan
    Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 13:41
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    I agree, it would be nice to really FOLLOW the question, meaning you will get a notification in the top left notification menu when something happens in the followed question
    – Juan
    Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 19:17
  • That wasn't obvious. Thanks for the answer.
    – Joshua M
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 22:16
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    I'm in agreement on the Follow.. and get notifications in a way similar to Quora Commented Jul 22, 2015 at 13:46
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    Has that been done?
    – SmallChess
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 6:10
  • If you would like to follow an entire category of questions (by "tag"), hover over the tag and click "Subscribe"
    – s g
    Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 18:44
  • I request email notification for my favorite. Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 9:46
  • @killer how do you do that?
    – Moberg
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 6:10
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    And now it's called "Bookmark this question", which makes it three different terms for same action =-D
    – Klesun
    Commented Mar 17, 2021 at 16:18