Notify me about incoming links when I'm watching a topic

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #1

When this post, which I had no knowledge about, linked to this thread, which I’m watching, I would have liked to receive a notification about it. (I discovered the linking post through “ordinary” means; it was new, so I read it)

Don’t you think it makes sense that when a thread you’re watching gets an incoming link, you should be notified about it? Chances are there’s a discussion happening that’s somehow relevant to the topic that you were so invested in that you opted to be notified about every new reply within it.

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(Jeff Atwood) #2

I never thought about it quite this way but you make a very good point.

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #3

Thanks! It appears to be unanimous :smiley:

(Jeff Atwood) #4

Well, you now get notified when people create internal links to your posts, at least:

It won’t notify the watchers, but it will notify the post author, which I think is more important.