Meta September 16, 2020

Feature request: follow a post

Steven Kim @stevenkkim

I would like a way to follow a post – i.e. find out when there are new replies on a post that I am interested in but am not the original author.

Often I read a post and I reply with a comment, and I am curious to see what other people say. But I am not notified unless they reply to my reply.

Sometimes if a post topic is very important to me, I bookmark it or email it to myself as a reminder to check on it later when the rest of the comments have come in. But most of the time I don't and as a result, I miss out on valuable discussion.

I'm not sure the best way to do this. Notifications would be good, but I don't want to be flooded with notifications on every reply. I think the best option would be to have a single notification per post which says something like:

"3 new replies to post: [title goes here]"

  1. 1

    Agree!

  2. 1

    We badly need this, there are too many interesting discussions that go on for a bit.