How to "un-follow" a question (after comment on it).

asked 2020-06-23 22:18:18 +0200

LeroyG gravatar image

Is there a way to stop following a question?

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But why would you want to do that?

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2020-06-24 02:50:27 +0200 )edit

Yes and no.

No. There's no check mark anywhere to turn it off.

Yes. Go for a walk. Have a beer somewhere. Enjoy the sun. These are all things to not follow a question.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2020-06-24 06:45:39 +0200 )edit

@ve3oat: because someone may have commented a question for a reminder about general guidelines (thought police) but is not otherwise interested/skilled on the topic.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-06-24 07:47:11 +0200 )edit

I have come to the same conclusion that ebot stated: no solution. You could try this workaround:

  • In your profile settings - Email alerts - set frequency for "Answered by me" to Never
  • On each question for which you want activity alerts, click the Follow button

The above operations should change your email flow from this place. I haven't tried it myself, so no idea whether "follow" will trigger alerts. I will test it out (unless you report back that it doesn't work) if the emailing becomes annoying...

keme gravatar imagekeme ( 2020-06-24 09:37:20 +0200 )edit

Thanks all.

@ve3oat and @ajlittoz: My question was triggered by the "Who will replace roff?" question.

Thanks @ebot for your comment with good humor. I take the "walk" and the "sun" advice (but not "beer" for me).

A vote up for @keme comment.

LeroyG gravatar imageLeroyG ( 2020-06-24 13:54:16 +0200 )edit