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Is there a way to follow a user on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Is there a way to follow the questions and answers posted by a developer on Stack Overflow?
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Is it possible to follow a user automatically? [duplicate]

I've been looking around and I can't seem to find an automatic (i.e. buzz- or Twitter-like) way to follow users inside Stack Exchange. Why haven't the developers added such a feature? It could help ...
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Friends in Stackoverflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A “Friends List” on StackOverflow would be nice Does stackoverflow have a friend feature whereby I can mark certain individuals as friends? I'd like to do this ...
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Social groups. How to get notification when a friend asks a question? [duplicate]

Ideally, I would like to be able to add people as friends (with their approval). So that when they ask a question, I get a notification. How is this useful? I have to exchange e-mails with co-workers ...
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I would like a way I can tag individual users for myself so I can recognize them more easily [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A “friends list” on Stack Overflow would be nice Already, in my brief few months on Stack Overflow, I have noticed some distinct personalities and have come to expect ...
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Stack Overflow: Friends and question precomments [duplicate]

Today an idea came to me. What if we could have Friends in Stack Overflow (like the relations in LinkedIn). And when we would post a question they would be the first ones to know. If we have ...
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Follow a person? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A “Friends List” on StackOverflow would be nice I'd like to have feature like Twitter (I think; I don't use it) to follow a person and be updated on new posts by ...
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keeping track of super-polite / impolite users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A “Friends List” on StackOverflow would be nice It happened several times to me, that I gave an answer, that the asking user commented as very useful but is not ...
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Follow activity of certain users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there a way to follow people's activity? A “friends list” on Stack Overflow would be nice Isn't there a simple way to mark certain users as favorites and ...
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Allow for easier ways to follow a profile [duplicate]

This is a very high-level suggestion, not at all a concrete request. I just thought about this recently when looking for interesting answers by Brian Goetz. It would be extremely interesting for some ...
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Why is it not possible to follow someone? [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this is not the right place to be asking this. Please move my question, if necessary. I've been wondering: why is it not possible to follow people? I sometimes find certain people who ...
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Is it possible to follow or bookmark a Stack Overflow user? [duplicate]

There are some incredibly smart chaps around here and I'd like to read more of their answers. Just like you can bookmark threads, is there a way to bookmark other users? If not, it'll be a very useful ...
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Add Stack Overflow user as a favorite [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a Stack Overflow user as a fav?
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Favourite Users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A “Friends List” on StackOverflow would be nice Is there a way to tag favourite users? If not it will be a good idea. I work with a bunch of guys developing stuff,...
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Follow/Fan feature [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A “friends list” on Stack Overflow would be nice Follow a person? I like answers of some experience developers on stackoverflow is there any possibility of ...
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Add Feature: Favorite Users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A “Friends List” on StackOverflow would be nice I want to Favorite Users. There are several users whose questions I always enjoy reading. I would like to be able ...
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Is there a way to add a user as favorite at StackOverFlow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A “friends list” on Stack Overflow would be nice Sometimes, I found an expert and he/she has many great questions as well as answers, so I want to save it so that ...
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Why is it NOT possible to “Follow” or “Friend” someone on Stack when it's a win-win-win for everyone? [duplicate]

(FYI, here are the guidelines on dups: How should duplicate questions be handled? ) I know that this question has many duplicate versions. That in and of itself should be a reason to pay attention to ...
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Filter questions by user [duplicate]

I've seen that the question of whether we could filter by user reputation has been asked before. However, what about filtering by users? Let's say, there are certain users whose questions I really ...
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Can I get notified when a specific user makes a new post? [duplicate]

Suppose I work/learn on/about a specific subject, let's say JPA, after making searches and asking questions on SO, I've noticed that some person is very good at JPA and it would be very interesting to ...
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Profile Page Makeover, Part 3: the Prototype returns

Update We have done a bunch of work following your feedback - just look at all those status-completed tags on the different answers here! The top suggestion was to do something about the badge ...
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11answers
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Does SO need social networking features to improve the experience for expert users?

No, not like this: Hear me out! As Stack Overflow grows, it becomes increasingly ridden with extremely newbie and mediocre questions. It's just natural. The team are fighting hard to keep the crap ...
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How do I participate in Meta and not die trying?

Meta doesn't like me; I can't seem to keep my points. How can I make good posts that are well-received?
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Is Stack Overflow a social networking site?

I know it's a Q&A site, but does it fall under the umbrella of social networking? There's a raging debate here at work, so I thought I'd put this question to the community.
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Can we have a profile URL?

Like the Facebook profile URL, LinkedIn URL, can we have a URL at Stack Overflow? Maybe it can be a good addition to a resume!
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Given two [practically] identical [useful] answers, which answer do you vote for?

Given two practically identical answers, which answer do you vote for? Do you vote for: Both? The Lower Rep user? The Higher Rep user? The First one to Post (usually they're separated by seconds, ...
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Is there any way to mark a user as “favorite”?

I mean, a way to "follow" a especific user (an analogy could be mark a tag as "interesting"/"ignored"). Is this possible?
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Chat feed that posts links to new questions/answers by users **in the room**

I'd like to see the option to add a feed to a room that posts questions and answers by users in the room at the time of the post. "in the room" could mean one of several things, I don't mind which: ...
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Recommend a Friend to Stack Exchange (SE)

Is there a way that we can recommend a friend to one of the Stack Exchange (SE) sites? Like emailing them inside of SE?
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Displaying Users Online

I've just been considering that I found would find it very useful to be able to view certain details about the number and types of users online at any time. In particular, the following statistics I ...
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Why doesn't StackExchange ask users to “Like” it?

I've seen many websites and many networks on the web that all have links that allow users to "Like" them on Facebook or to follow them on Twitter. So, why doesn't a big network like StackExchange have ...
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Can we expect features from SE to find out our friends from Facebook using Stack Overflow?

Is such a feature available? If not then can we expect it from SE? See, LinkedIn has features that you give your Facebook email id and it will find out the friends from your Facebook accounts who ...
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Allow users to include links to social media sites in profile

It's been made clear in several posts that Stack Overflow (and other Stack sites) are not social media sites. This fact, I agree with. I don't believe SO should ever change that. However, I believe we ...
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Should Stack Exchange start marketing itself, like Quora does?

The rise of Quora has surprised me. It is quite a good service, though not quite as good as Stack Overflow, which is still the best. Still, it has bypassed Stack Exchange, or will bypass it in the ...
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Friendly URLs for Stack Exchange profiles

Stack Overflow (and other Stack Exchange sites) include the userid in the public profile, giving public URLs similar to this: http://stackexchange.com/users/2097759/rishi-dua Unlike Stack&...
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Cross-Site duplicates in meta [duplicate]

For duplicates that cross main sites, there exists this question. However, I think the rules might be different for meta. Is there a reason for not allowing cross-site duplicates on meta? meta.SO ...
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Aggregate User Feed Feature

Could we add a feature to that aggregates updates (posted questions, answers) from specified users? Not a friend list, but something like a 'wall' for followed individuals? This would facilitate user ...
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How difficult would it be to add a “Favorite Users” tab in our profile?

There are certain users on SO that we may highly trust, that we know in real life, or that we are tutoring. And to prevent abuse of the feature, perhaps the number of "Favorite Users" can be limited ...
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Should we award a Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar?

The Random act of kindness Barnstar Wikipedia offers some "Barnstars" which are a different but complementary award mechanism to SE's badges. The key differences are that badges are awarded by the ...
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Sort questions by user reputation

I would find it very interesting if I was able to sort the questions by user rep. I find that the most interesting questions are asked by people with high reputation. Update: What I meant is to sort ...
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Allowing users to network

SO is an excellent platform for techincal questions, ranging from newbies to . Would it be possible for SO to add a feature "Add as a friend" so that like minded people can also chat toget
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Stack Overflow should have a news feed à la Facebook

Here's an idea. Stack Overflow should have an aggregated stream of updates concerning posts an user is "involved with," as well as other stuff (getting badges, etc.). Currently, users only get ...
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A follow feed feature?

Recently I got addicted to MathSE and since then coming across rainbow fountains of interesting question and splendid answers I've discovered many interesting user who contribute a heaven's gold ...
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Is there any easy way to follow an already existing user? [duplicate]

Though there is RSS feed followup for an existing user in StackOverFlow, it will be very nice to have follow feature. Because creating RSS feed for every interesting user might become confusing when ...