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there should be a function for following a thread, just like on facebook. Right now you need to post an aswer to get notifications, and you cant be expected to always be able to contribute something useful to a thread you want to follow. Or is there such a fuction but I dont know how to use it?

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marked as duplicate by Farhan Dec 14 '18 at 13:30

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If you "star" a question, you'll get notifications of new answers.

FYI, we don't have "threads" here in the forum sense. Threads are ordered and have replies, but answers to questions can appear in any order, because the votes on the questions change. This means an answer can't reply to another answer. Comments are used for that instead, but remember (1) unlike Facebook comments, they're only temporary, and can be deleted without warning; (2) they don't contribute to search results, so you need to make sure all the useful information ends up in the questions and answers themselves.

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There is (sorta).

Below each question's vote arrows you have a star

SE's favourite star

once you click it, you can visit your profile at this page:

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/users/31182/francis-l?tab=favorites

and you will see highlighted in yellow each question you starred that got updates.

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  • $\begingroup$ My nitpick about the UI: Because the star is below the downvote, it can be interpreted as related to downvoting, or having a negative connotation. The star should be above the up arrow to have more prominence and have a positive connotation. $\endgroup$ – abelenky Dec 14 '18 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ @abelenky You can point this out on meta for a feature request. However, in all cultures I'm familiar with and in all countries I've lived, I've always seen a star having a positive connotation. $\endgroup$ – Farhan Dec 18 '18 at 17:30

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