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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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Unfollowing a post by clicking on the [following] button does not work on WebKit browsers (all iOS browsers and Mac Safari)

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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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1 answer
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Add button to watch questions/get notified on edits, comments, etc [duplicate]

I often have the situation that I read a question and leave a comment requesting an edit to provide more information by the OP. Currently, I add the phrase that he/she should please also write a ...
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1 answer
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How to follow a question on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

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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8 answers
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Mark questions to receive notifications and updates? [duplicate]

Right now there isn't a great way to monitor the questions that I am interested in following. What I seem to do now is go to my recent history for questions I have commented on, and then link to the ...
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4 answers
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Please allow me to follow questions [duplicate]

Sometimes I look a question that interests me, but I don't have the answer or would like to follow up later. Normally I just bookmark it, which then ends up in a big pile. It would be great if there ...
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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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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 ...
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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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The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network

We are happy to announce that the previously announced follow question and answer feature is now live across the Network, including Stack Overflow, all Stack Exchange sites, and all Meta sites. (...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
8 votes
1 answer
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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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2 answers
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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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1 answer
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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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2 answers
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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 ...
21 votes
1 answer
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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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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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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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"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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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. ...
2 votes
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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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
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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: ...
10 votes
1 answer
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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?
6 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
8 votes
0 answers
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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 ...
10 votes
1 answer
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"Followed posts" filter drop down has misaligned arrows

In the following posts tab of my profile I see these arrows:
11 votes
1 answer
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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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0 answers
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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 ...
12 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
17 votes
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 ...
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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 ...
16 votes
0 answers
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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 ...
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 ...
3 votes
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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 ...
1 vote
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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 ...
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: ...
30 votes
2 answers
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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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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 ...
22 votes
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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. ...
5 votes
1 answer
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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....
3 votes
1 answer
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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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1 answer
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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 ...
46 votes
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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 ...