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Request HN: Follow-user feature
8 points by jgamman 1766 days ago | hide | past | web | 2 comments | favorite
I'm finding less and less on the front page to be of personal interest, not because it's not there - just there's more programming stuff now than 'generally interesting to hackers' stuff. I'm manually hacking a 'following usr' submissions feature but its ugly. would anyone else see benefit in this?

Follow-usr List = usr adds a list of user names to their profile. Only show submissions from this list.

Personally I'm more interested in the stories. Following specific people might not yield the variety that I would like if they do not submit stories regularly, so my preference is still the home page as it stands. As an option though, I guess it might be useful, there are definitely a couple of commentators and friends I would like to quickly view, both their submissions and recent comments.

http://hnnotify.com/ sort of does what you want, but I agree that having following built in to HN would be slick.

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