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For questions about the 'follow questions and answers' functionality, where you receive updates about a post as if you were the post owner.

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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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"Followed posts" filter drop down has misaligned arrows

In the following posts tab of my profile I see these arrows:
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 [duplicate]

Example:
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I get a notification when someone else's question is reopened?

Does a feature like this exist? A question has been closed, because the user must write it in a better way. I have already an answer for it, and it would be great to have an alert/notification when it ...
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Duplicate inbox message about answers to a bountied question that is also being followed

I received two notifications in my inbox about the same answer being posted. As you can see, one is due to the fact I followed the question a couple of days ago. The other I recognize as being due to ...
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Clicking the follow link from the review queue does nothing [duplicate]

I was doing some "First Post" reviews and found that clicking the follow link does nothing there. I went to the post directly and was able to click follow there. I think this is a bug. July ...
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Notifications inbox was pinged a second time when a comment on a followed post was edited

A screenshot from my global inbox: A post I follow had a comment added onto it which rightly pinged my notifications inbox. I then clicked through to the notification, bringing me to the comment. ...
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There isn't any notification when a followed post is locked

I was following a question that was subsequently locked with a historical lock. I haven't received a notification about that event. For someone that uses the "following" feature for ...
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Unable to follow while in Review Queue

While reviewing some Late Answers and First Posts noticed that it's not possible to click "follow" and start following the post. In order to do it at the moment, I had to go to the page ...
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Add the ability to follow deleted posts

I'm reposting my feature-request from the Follow feature announcement as I was asked to by @YaakovEllis in a comment: Can you please add this as a feature request in a separate post. No longer ...
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Badge for the first use of the "follow post" feature

We have badges awarded to those who learned and used some site features, first of all Autobiographer and Informed. Scholar, Editor, Supporter, Citizen Patrol, Critic, Custodian also look worth ...
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How do I unfollow a migrated question? [duplicate]

I followed this question at CrossValidated, which was subsequently migrated to Math.SE. I am now seeing the CV question in my "Following" tab on my profile, with an "unfollow" link....
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This post has been locked; locked posts can't be voted on [duplicate]

Now that we can unfollow deleted posts, there is an issue with being unable to unfollow answers which were locked due to being rude or spam. There is a button on the answer and when clicked it changes ...
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Deleted comments on followed posts persist in the global inbox

I think the title says most of it, but when you follow a post you get notifications in your inbox about comments made on those posts. These notifications persist even after the comment is deleted even ...
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Cannot unfollow locked post from Following tab

Initially I was unable to unfollow deleted posts from the Following tab in my profile. That seemed to been fixed recently so I was cleaning out the deleted posts when I encountered one that would not ...
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