Recent Activity, linked in the header bar, is a convenient way to keep up with conversations you have been part of, without needing to go check each one separately. This feature allows you to keep track of new comments in threads you have either commented in or posted. Recent Activity shows the last ten comments for threads in which you have participated within the past month, 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" next to that thread on your Recent Activity page. (tags: recentactivitycustomviews ) 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 in a way similar to Recent Activity, but without commenting in them. Right now, you can do this by favoriting only threads you want to follow, and then using the My Favorites tab (see here) to track activity from those threads. (tags: customviewsfavoritesrecentactivity ) December 10, 2012 - permalink - back to questions
Can I follow all the threads I have commented in, by looking in one place?
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: recentactivity ) June 19, 2013 - permalink - back to questions