Is there a better way to follow activity in favorited posts? June 28, 2007 9:54 AM   Subscribe

Is there a better way to follow activity in favorited posts?
posted by Anonymous to MetaFilter-Related at 9:54 AM (16 comments total)

I know this is sort of crazy, but you can always comment in them. That's what I do. I think other people use cocomment. I htink mathowie keeps considering feeds for individual threads but I'm not sure where he's at in that thinking vs. doing process.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:02 AM on June 28, 2007

jessamyn: lalex did say "I'm quite reluctant to make throwaway comments in threads " and I tend to agree.
posted by vacapinta at 10:11 AM on June 28, 2007 has a bookmarklet that will track new comments in Mefi.

Hook up to your personal RSS and let the comments come to you via RSS reader.

posted by unixrat at 10:35 AM on June 28, 2007 [4 favorites]

Previously. I still hold out hope for this. It would be extremely useful.

Lots of throwaway comments decreases the usefulness of the site. Although it might explain the rationale behind some comments.
posted by grouse at 10:38 AM on June 28, 2007

This would be a good feature.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:47 AM on June 28, 2007

Couldn't you just use the bookmarks feature of your web browser?
posted by quin at 10:54 AM on June 28, 2007

sorry for misreading and confusing with, waking up seems to come later and later every day no matter what time I get out of bed.

I'd love a combined feature that basically allows for "add this to my RSS feed when the poster marks the issue 'resolved'" which would, of course, necessitate a resolved feature as well which I think has been a long time coming and would be slightly different from best answer.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:54 AM on June 28, 2007

Yeah, I need to do a RSS feed. Lemme see if I can crank something out today.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:03 AM on June 28, 2007

Sweet, mathowie!
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 11:54 AM on June 28, 2007

Checking out cocomments now. Thanks for the tip!
posted by iamkimiam at 12:17 PM on June 28, 2007

Hey, seems to be working! Let this be the last throwaway comment from me, ever (not to be confused with all my other garbage comments).
posted by iamkimiam at 12:20 PM on June 28, 2007

dang, i just noticed that there is, and then there is, as Jessamyn pointed out. Crap...the indecision! Anybody have any comments (ha, dead horse!) on either of these?
posted by iamkimiam at 12:23 PM on June 28, 2007

GAH! I messed that up. The second comment in my third comment should read, not

I'm about to die of recursion. These are all throwaway, please disregard me.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:26 PM on June 28, 2007

posted by blue_beetle at 5:02 PM on June 28, 2007

It would be totally sweet if MetaFilter integrated with coComment. I have no idea if it's possible, though.
posted by sveskemus at 3:13 AM on June 29, 2007

So, I'm the only enthusiastic user of commentful.

If you're checking out the above sites, go ahead and give this one a try too. I found it to work on the broadest range of forums and blogs out of all of them. It does require installing a Firefox extension. The extension will tell you when a new comment has been added, and there is an RSS feed as well.
posted by BigSky at 7:34 AM on June 29, 2007

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