Someone may reply to me without including an @mike. A case in point is the Ridge Vent Q/A in which the OP replied to me: "The hot room is not vaulted. The entire attic has ventilation baffles. None of the soffits are blocked with insulation."

Can too much ridge ventilation be detrimental?

In such cases, I have not been receiving notes or reminders in my inbox.

I suppose 'favoriting' the question would have this effect, though I'd rather have the default behaviour to be to 'follow' any thread that I've participated in. Is there an account setting to configure such a default?

  • There aren't any settings that I know of. In some situations you'll get notifications (comment on your post, comment immediately after your comment, etc) but otherwise they have to @ you for you to get the notification
    – BMitch Mod
    Oct 12, 2013 at 3:00
  • Thanks. I'm not sure if new SE users know to use @username.
    – mike
    Oct 12, 2013 at 3:04
  • Pretty sure most don't, unfortunately. I've missed my fair share of replies because of this.
    – BMitch Mod
    Oct 12, 2013 at 3:38
  • I don't. And I was wondering why I didn't automatically received an email when someone posted to my question. I think that notification by email, if selected by the user, is much more user friendly.
    – getterdun
    Nov 16, 2013 at 4:45

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As best I know, there's no way to do this. You can follow the meta.SO request for this at Mark questions to receive notifications and updates?. Just don't get your hopes up that it will happen soon, that request was made back in 2009.

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