4 FAQ tagged with recentactivity

What is Recent Activity?

Recent Activity, linked in the header bar, is a convenient way to keep up with conversations you have been part of, or chosen to follow, without needing to go check each one separately. Recent Activity shows the last ten comments for threads which you've posted, commented in, or chosen with the "Add to Activity" feature, in the order of their latest activity. If your comment is one of the last ten, it will be highlighted so you can tell it apart from other comments.

If you are tired of seeing updates from a given thread, you can remove it from Recent Activity by clicking "remove from activity," either in the byline of the post, or next to that thread on your Recent Activity page.
(tags: ) April 21, 2006 - permalink - back to questions

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 - permalink - back to questions

Can I follow all the threads I have commented in, by looking in one place?

Yes. This is what Recent Activity does. See here for details.
(tags: ) December 12, 2012 - permalink - back to questions

What does the comment highlighting in Recent Activity mean?

Some comments in Recent Activity are highlighted in different ways to give you more information about that comment. Answers from Ask MetaFilter that have been marked as a Best Answer will have a different background color. Answers in Ask MetaFilter that are from the person who asked the question will have a border on the left side of the comment. Your comments and answers will have a complete border around them so you can spot them quickly.
(tags: ) June 19, 2013 - permalink - back to questions