I'm not sure if this is a Stackexchange thing or a WP Meta question exactly but I was wondering why, whenever you favorite (click the star) on a question, you don't get alerts / notifications whenever the question has been updated or answered? Can we add that as a feature?

By "alerts / notifications" I'm referring to your inbox section, in the top bar next to the Stack Exchange logo. Usually when somebody answers or comments on one of your questions or a question you've commented on you get a tick in your inbox saying there has been an update. It labels it as either a comment or answer. Could we add this functionality to questions you favorite?

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There are updates, but they are on your profile page:


which in your case would be here.

  • Right, but why wouldn't they appear in your inbox? That's what I consider the notification center. Top bar, next to the StackExchange logo.
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 15:40
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    I answered your question because it took me some time to figure that one out myself. I'm not completely happy with the current situation, especially because I really don´t know anything about my fav stack. But on the other hand, I´d be quite annoyed if I constantly get notifications on any change that I subscribed too - consider typo fixes such a thing. The main reason I don´t use facebook is the constant Y U NO PARTICIPATE!!1! calls such overly "social" apps throw at me. In other words: I´m somehow glad that it´s the way it is.
    – kaiser
    Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 16:09
  • True, but you currently don't get updates on edits to questions you've answered or questions you've commented on (at least not to my knowledge). Only on Your questions. I would still like to get notifications on favorited questions whenever an answer is added.
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 16:30
  • You should add a new feature request that´s more about general notifications on questions where you participated and reference this one.
    – kaiser
    Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 16:40

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