Knowing the number of watchers

I think I bought this up way back when I first started testing the platform.
Will there ever be a way to know how many people are subscribing (watching) a particular topic?

I am being asked for this information more often these days.

Thanks,
Tom

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This seems unlikely to ever be added as visible to non-administrators.

The freedom of individual users to choose how they want to consume the forum is important, and giving special consideration to Watching a topic by making the number visible to everyone is likely to create bad behavior patterns. (Number Go Up Syndrome is very powerful.)

You should be able to take a Data Explorer query that gets this data and mark it as runnable by moderators or employees, if that’s who the requests are coming from.

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We would never want this for non-admins. I will try this with the DE.

Thanks,
Tom

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Was this ability ever added to Discourse reporting?