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Error message “User has already voted this way. Undo the vote, or change the vote to continue” when undoing certain actions

There seems to be a bug where unfollowing posts, unaccepting an answer, and retracting (un)deletion votes gives this message: User has already voted this way. Undo the vote, or change the vote to ...
Тyma Gaidash's user avatar
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Seeing the follow questions popup on sites I have more than 15 rep [duplicate]

When the follow questions/answers feature was rolled out, it included a popup notifying users about it. There was a feature request asking for it to be globally dismissible, and Yaakov Ellis mentioned ...
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How do I stop the "follow" prompt from appearing on every single page?

Recently this new (to me?) button appeared, I assumed I would see it once and when I dismissed it that would be that. Instead it appears on every single page I've visited for the last few days - it's ...
deep64blue's user avatar
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Find that it fails to unfollow a question sometimes recently

I am originally following a question (Spring JPA Auto Flush) . Then I click the Following status link in the question to unfollow it. A popup then display saying that You’re no longer following this ...
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Unfollowing a post by clicking on the [following] button does not work on WebKit browsers (all iOS browsers and Mac Safari) [duplicate]

Summary: With some browsers on macOS and iOS, unfollowing a question or answer dows not work anymore by clicking on the [following] button below the post. The test results (below) strongly indicate ...
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How can I get notified only for new answer posts for a followed question? [duplicate]

I know I can follow a question, but I was wondering if it is possible to only get notified if there is a new answer posted? I would like to avoid notifications of comments, especially if I follow a ...
Harry McKenzie's user avatar
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What are the differences between the question and answer follow buttons? [duplicate]

I just realized that the original question has a clickable follow button and also if someone answers a question that has a clickable follow button. If I want to follow the original question, I ...
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Make the number of follows for a post available to the post creator

When I asked whether there's a way of knowing how many members are following one's post, I was told this: For the most part, you can't. Follows have never been publicly available. https://meta....
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How do you find out how many members are following your post?

Is there a way of knowing how many members subscribe to a post's updates? I understand it's called "following": You can follow any question or answer (that you did not author) by clicking ...
Anders Brandén's user avatar
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Editing (or live-refreshing) a post that you follow resets the text of the Follow button

I followed a question, then started editing it. After I saved the edits, it returned to the post (as usual) but I noticed that the text of the Follow button has been reset to "Follow" ...
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Cannot unfollow a post that is also bookmarked from profile summary page without unbookmarking first

I have a post that I have both followed and bookmarked. (I was doing some unrelated testing). When attempting to unfollow the post from my profile summary page I was presented with the option to &...
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Why do "bookmark" and "follow" behave differently for logged-out users when both are non-privileged features?

When a user is logged out, there are some elements that they can interact with: And this is how they behave: Upvote/downvote: show a "join the community" pop-up with the required ...
Meta Andrew T.'s user avatar
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The ability to unfollow all

Looking at the occasional new post to an old question that I've followed, I realise that most of the posts I'm getting pings from I'm no longer interested in. Having been over-enthusiastic at pressing ...
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Completed review item does not show whether you voted or followed the post anymore

When you navigated back to a review queue item, at least in the First Posts queue, we used to be able to see whether we up- or downvoted, just like on the normal Q&A page. This is no longer the ...
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Add notification for when a followed question accepts an answer and when a followed answer gets accepted

I follow the questions that I answer, and oftentimes I would check back at the question I answered most recently to see if their OP accepted an answer. If so, I would be able to review the accepted ...
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Do I automatically follow (edits, comments, etc) to wiki answers I've made that I later made community wiki? [duplicate]

I think I remember a few times some of my CW answers were edited but I wasn't notified. Not sure. But I guess since there isn't a 'follow' button below such answers, I still do follow them? If this is ...
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"Followed post" list ceased to show the status of the questions and displays deleted questions now [duplicate]

I follow all questions that I voted to close. Obviously, this "Followed posts" list on my Activity page is rather longer than shorter, requiring manual clean-up from time to time. In the ...
Mr. T's user avatar
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Is there a way to search among my followed posts?

Is there a searching key for followed posts analogous to inbookmarks:mine for bookmarks? If the answer is no, may I enter a feature request?
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Can a moderator suppress notifications being sent to "followers" when an edit is made?

I spotted an error in an answer, which happened to have been written by a moderator. I wrote a comment notifying them of this and "followed" the answer to get a notification when the answer ...
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Followed posts displays a "Q" icon even for answers [duplicate]

There's a minor bug with viewing followed posts on your own profile: posts get a Q icon whether they're questions or answers. Here's a screenshot from when I view that section in my own RPG.SE meta ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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"Followed posts" filter drop down has misaligned arrows

In the following posts tab of my profile I see these arrows:
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Anonymous users get no notification when attempting to follow a post from a review queue

When checking out the review-queue item created by an anonymous edit of mine, I noticed that clicking on the "follow" link does nothing. No console messages, no confirmation, no pop-up. ...
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Add the ability to automatically follow a question on which I've added an answer or comment

If I offer an answer or add a comment to a question on Stack Overflow, I will invariably want to follow the question. Have you ever considered adding a Settings option to do this automatically? EDIT: ...
Anil Gupta's user avatar
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Enable following questions locked with historical lock

Following questions locked with the historical lock is currently not possible. Since the historical lock is not set in stone, and it can be removed at any time, there is no reason to prevent following/...
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Allow following site elections

A couple of new elections have popped up that I would like to keep tabs on, and I'm still missing being able to get updates to the election post in my inbox. We had an election happening on English ...
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Allow tag changes to notify when following a post

When a post is followed, and an edit only changes a tag, say status-review → status-declined, no notification is sent to the post follower. This may have to do with the threshold for edits ...
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Does follow-post not notify when an edit that went through was suggested?

I've been testing/trying out the follow post feature. In this post, I was not notified of the edit. The edit was suggested and approved (not a direct edit). To be sure I checked my global inbox, and ...
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Is there a way to "subscribe" to a question and get notification? [duplicate]

Sometimes I find a question interesting. I then add it to my bookmarks. However, if someone posts an answer or a comment to this question, I am not notified automatically via my inbox (in the way I ...
user1934428's user avatar
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1 answer
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Unfollowing a question triggers a "you're no longer following this answer" pop-up

Seen on mobile web, Brave browser version 1.27.109, Android 10, cannot confirm on other browsers (yet). Following, then unfollowing a question triggers a pop-up reading: You're no longer following ...
Jenayah's user avatar
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What percentage of users across SE "follow" posts?

A recent announcement included figures of how many use a certain feature. That made me wonder about the follow-post feature, because to me and to others the way it's implemented is not user-friendly, ...
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15 votes
1 answer
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No notifications for followed posts

For the past several hours I have not been receiving any notifications about posts I have followed. The timestamp for the last followed post notification I received was 2021-07-06 16:23:20Z, and in ...
Eric Wofsey's user avatar
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How can I follow my own post? [duplicate]

I posted a security-related answer here on Stack Overflow, and I'd like to know if someone edits any part of it, not just the code. How can I do that? Is it even possible? I looked at both pages of ...
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Please notify users who are following a question when a bounty starts or ends

When a followed question is edited or closed, it triggers an inbox notification for those who follow it. However, I just noticed that starting a bounty does not trigger an inbox notification, nor does ...
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When a suspended user clicks on "follow" on a question, it says "Following" even though suspended user cannot follow questions

Example: This was originally closed as a duplicate of a different bug report reporting that suspended users cannot follow posts, as it was believed that that was the issue and this would be made ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Group notifications of followed topics (e.g. like comments on own posts)

When the feature was announced: The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network I replied a year ago with some concerns, of which, the grouping of notifications. I did not get ...
ymb1's user avatar
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Automatic following of answers to your question [duplicate]

There should be an option so when you are the OP of a question and it gets answered, the OP is notified of any comments to that answer without having to manually follow each answer. It would be ...
Anonymous's user avatar
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Allow for more granularity of notifications for followed posts

Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of the follow feature. I use it a lot but I ran into a problem that I'm not always interested in edits + comments + answers + anything else at the same time. ...
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Where is the text string "edit rollback" used in the system?

I found this sentence in Transifex: followed question — edit rollback What does "edit rollback" mean in that context?
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How can I unfollow all answers to a question at once?

As for now, I'm following many answers in a specific question, for example here: Visual design changes to the review queues But I just lost my curiosity of this particular discussion. So how can I ...
Michał Lipok's user avatar
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1 answer
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Implicitly start following by downvote

I read Encouraging people to explain downvotes, its answers, some of the comments and later searching for it: I didn't find anyone mentioning the Follow feature that's available since March (updated ...
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Questions only option doesn’t fit for following posts section on mobile browser

On my iPad with Google Chrome as a browser “Questions only” option doesn’t fit into block for following posts section.
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"Seguir" string switches to English when you follow a post on Portuguese SO

Over at Stack Overflow in Portuguese, when you click the "seguir" button (Follow) to follow a post: It switches to the English "following": Instead of showing "Following&...
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Only one plural form for answer count in the "Following" section of user profile

There is only one plural form for answer count in the "Following" section of user profile: I don't see the expected 3 forms (one/few/many) in translation. Only the following one: https://ru....
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Notification when a followed post is deleted

I follow and bookmark quite a lot of posts, so I can find them easily, re-read them etc... but I usually follow them so that I can be notified about actions on that post. There are inbox notes of ...
Ollie's user avatar
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Allow users to view the exact date and time they followed a post

When I visit the 'Following' tab on my profile, I can only see the date and time of the last activity but it doesn't show the date and time when I followed the post. Users should be able to see the ...
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23 votes
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Suspended users cannot follow/unfollow posts

Suspended users cannot seem to follow/unfollow posts. Even the error message shown is wrong: (Suspended users cannot vote) After clicking the 'follow' link under the post, it changes to 'following' (...
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Notify post followers of reopening [duplicate]

If I am following a closed question, can I please be notified when it is reopened? Concrete example: Elasticity of negative binomial regression? on CrossValidated. It was originally closed as unclear, ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
12 votes
1 answer
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Sub-10K users can't unfollow deleted posts from "Followed posts" tab

A bug report about this was raised on MSE: I am still seeing notifications of edits on a post I followed, which was deleted: @AdamLear's answer at How do I unfollow a deleted question states that: ...
Ollie's user avatar
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26 votes
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Can't unfollow deleted post

I can't unfollow a deleted post. This may be a regression, or a corner case which has not yet been reported. I have very low rep on Economics (currently 105) and my "Following" tab simply ...
tripleee's user avatar
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30 votes
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Expand LQ review comment for "me too" non-answers with advice about "follow post" feature

The "follow post" feature is convenient for users having the same problem as asked about in the question. Currently, the system generates the following comment for those who post non-answers ...
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