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Please allow me to follow questions.

Is there a way to follow a question on Stackoverflow? 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?


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
    Apr 11 '11 at 1:22
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    Bit of a confusing mental model. Favorites and Following are two different patterns IMHO.
    – cavalcade
    Mar 26 '12 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
    Mar 26 '12 at 5:28
  • Thanks for the info...I was looking for it for long time..
    – Nishant
    Apr 12 '12 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. May 15 '12 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
    May 28 '12 at 6:28
  • Thanks for the infos, isn't obvious nor intuitive.
    – ratlan
    Jan 23 '13 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
    Feb 6 '13 at 19:17
  • That wasn't obvious. Thanks for the answer.
    – Joshua M
    Feb 11 '15 at 22:16
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    I'm in agreement on the Follow.. and get notifications in a way similar to Quora Jul 22 '15 at 13:46
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    Has that been done?
    – SmallChess
    Aug 18 '16 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
    Jan 2 '18 at 18:44
  • I request email notification for my favorite.
    – Killer
    Jul 23 '19 at 9:46
  • @killer how do you do that?
    – Moberg
    Oct 8 '19 at 6:10
  • Just a comment to follow.
    – poetyi
    Jan 12 '20 at 19:55