From other online "forums" (e.g. http://forums.mozillazine.org/ which is "powered by" https://www.phpbb.com/) I'm used to having a feature to subscribe to a thread.

I realize that here you can use things like @username to notify someone (at least in a comments thread).

Is there (currently) a straightforward way of subscribing to a Q&A and getting notifications of all activity (in the StackExchange Inbox)? If not, where would be a good place to request it, kindly?

((pretty sure this question could be a duplicate... plz advise, if so.))

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In the meantime(as a workaround) you can hit the "Favorite Star"

Which is here:

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This will update you on changes of a question in your profile page.

To see the changes:

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Click "Favorites" notice the "1" which tells me one of my favorites has changed, then click on "Activity" and the highlighted questions will be the ones that have recently changed.

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    This won't get it "too your inbox", but it does the trick.
    – Seth
    Commented Feb 13, 2013 at 22:28
  • it used to go into your inbox, or maybe I just want that feature enough I'm changing my memories, which is also possible.
    – jrg
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 2:01
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    a bit counter-intuitive, as I wouldn't describe all Q&A's I'd like to track for a while as "favourite" Q&A's - though I have some favourites out there... anyway, thx for that info; I'll leave the question open for a bit, as this seems more like a work-around making do with what's available now than what might be worthwhile implementing in askubuntu/stackexchange in the future... IMHO... :-) Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 7:10
  • @jrg yep looks like a change broke that, and now it is really hard to see what has changed for favorites - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/83292/…
    – Mateo
    Commented Feb 18, 2013 at 2:36
  • Check this out, looks like subscribing to an rss feed of the question may work, meta.askubuntu.com/questions/3082/…
    – Mateo
    Commented Mar 4, 2013 at 21:48

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