You get a pretty clear indication when a new answer has been added, but often (at least in SQLA) the comments are just as interesting / important.

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That's one thing I have been missing, too (and is a disadvantage compared to newsgroups IMHO). AFAIK, you only get informed about new comments to your own questions/answers. (So YOU might get notified of this comment:))

(15 Apr '10, 13:30) Volker Barth
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@Volker: I agree. @Justin: I think if you display the Questions - Active list, messages with fresh activity bubble to the top... but that include minor changes like tag edits etcetera.

(15 Apr '10, 18:37) Breck Carter

The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by Justin Willey 27 Mar '11, 15:55


Reposted from Breck's comment: @Justin: I think if you display the Questions - Active list, messages with fresh activity bubble to the top... but that includes minor changes like tag edits etcetera. – Breck Carter♦ Apr 15 at 18:37

Thanks Breck - I should have seen that it was happening. I agree with Volker about notifications, and it would be nice if you could somehow see what was new (esp the comments in a long Q&A session as often you have to click on the "x futher comments" to see the later comments).

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answered 19 Apr '10, 20:53

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IMHO, SQLA is based on Wiki principles (though I'm no sure if it is called a Wiki), and in a typical Wiki, there's often a "Recent changes" page that list all pages with any change...So should SQLA, I suggest.

(20 Apr '10, 14:37) Volker Barth

Just to note: The new forum seems to behave as wanted:

Adding a comment puts the question to the top of the questions view.

Besides that, you can use the notification facility.

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