Frequently Asked Questions

This is a single FAQ from the MetaFilter FAQ.

Can I make a selective list of threads that I want to follow? Can I follow threads without commenting in them?

Some people want to follow threads but without commenting in them. In 2015, this is now possible with the Add to Activity feature! See that thread for details. (In the past, this was only possibly by favoriting threads you wanted to follow, and then using the My Favorites tab (see here) to track activity from those threads.) You can see a list of Posts that currently appear in your recent activity. You can remove a post from recent activity either by clicking "remove" in its entry on your Recent Activity page, or at the list page, or clicking "remove from my activity" in the byline of the post itself. You can see a list of Posts you've removed from recent activity. Both of the latter links also appear at the bottom of the Recent Activity page.
(tags: ) December 10, 2012 - back to questions