Is it possible to setup automatic notifications when someone answers a question on questions or answers that you have voted on in the past?

Sometimes, I want to see what answers come up in the future on answers or questions I voted on.

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    I think this is what "favourite" option is for. Apr 19, 2017 at 6:56
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    This is what the favorite option should be for imo, but it's not. As far as I know there is no way to get notifications on question updates unless you posted the question.
    – Ixrec
    Apr 19, 2017 at 7:41
  • There probably something on stackapps
    – Edlothiad
    Apr 20, 2017 at 4:25
  • I just discovered that there's a feed for every question on the bottom of the page - this is the feed for this question. Jun 6, 2017 at 13:18

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This is not possible using the functionality provided by SE. The best you can do is manually check the favorites tab in your profile to check if any of your favorite questions have received new answers since you last visited the tab. I agree that it would be nice to receive a notification in my inbox when certain questions receive a new answer or a post is edited, though I would want this to be an opt-in feature (on a per post basis) so that I don't receive too many notifications.

Although this feature is not provided by SE, you may be interested in a feature provided by the Stack Overflow Extras (SOX) userscript; one of its features allows you to mark a post so that you are notified when it is edited. The feature was inspired by the MSE post Allow me to get notifications on specific down-voted questions, though it's not limited to questions that were downvoted:

You don't actually have to use this in conjunction with downvotes -- use it as an alternative 'favourite' feature for notifications on any edits

ᔕᖺᘎᕊ's answer

  • Does SE have to have this feature? Can it not be made just for SciFi SE? Cheers.
    – KyloRen
    Apr 20, 2017 at 2:26
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    As a user of SOX, I can say it is very useful
    – Edlothiad
    Apr 20, 2017 at 4:29
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    Got SOX installed and I am happy now.
    – KyloRen
    Apr 21, 2017 at 12:34
  • Thanks you very much for SOX! Apr 22, 2017 at 14:44


This isn't possible with current SE functionality. Related feature requests on main meta:

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