Is there a way to subscribe to a user?

There are a number of folks on here who tend to post very interesting stuff, but sometimes, I miss new threads when they start them, and maybe never see them. I would like to know when they start a new thread.

Once I see a new thread, I can of course, change how I follow it if I want, but I dont want to miss any I might really like.

Is there a way to subscribe to a specific user so you get notices when they start a new thread?

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Not that I am aware of.

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This is not possible currently. There were multiple requests for this, so I think we should consider adding it to our road map.

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As well as there being a way for a user to say they do not want to be tracked…

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the best possible thing for that it to mute the user… however, there is no way currently for you to block a specific user from seeing your posts .

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Do we receive notifications on updates/posts to individually bookmarked threads? I’d think that could be more useful than tracking all posts specific to a user (though tracking a user’s posts for moderation purposes would make some sense, e.g. anti-V1ru5).

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We do receive notifications for Watched threads.

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Anyone can ‘track’ you now just by subscribing to one of your threads now.

Im not asking to track every single post - just when someone starts a new thread. Once you get that notice, you would have the option to subscribe to that new thread or not.

You have my vote :slight_smile:

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I know, I just have caution from being tracked between threads so someone could carry on a pointless harassment. Thankfully, that ceased.

I think, if possible, it would be good for the user themselves to have some control over whether they want subscribers or not.

In general, I like the idea, especially if is for new threads, not just all posts. There are certainly some users here that post things I consistently like and I would like to be able to know when they post something new.

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@Larry3215,
Click on the user’s name. The right side button below their stats allows you to select “Topics”. This will give you a list of their topics and you can see if there are new ones. Not tracking exactly but few users have more that 10 topics total.

Edit: I do this whenever I read something particularly well written or well thought out. Also sometimes to see if someone is a nutcase or just stoned.

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