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I'd like to do something like "+1" or just "subscribe" to certain questions. Can't find a button for it.

By the way the next obstacle is posting itself: System says I have to wait for 40 minutes. Looks like some idiots have spammed here a lot and ruined it for noobs like me who just want to learn Blender.

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Stack Exchange doesn't have this functionality well handled yet (notifications of other people's stuff), so here is what you can do (and what I do):

  • Mark questions favorite (little star below up/down count). This adds them into list under your profile > activity > favorites. The list is public.

  • Bookmark questions (or answers copying their share url) into your browser bookmarks (if you don't want others to see).

  • Get an RSS reader to see new questions. The feed is: http://blender.stackexchange.com//feeds. This is like subscribing to the whole blender.stackexchange site. You can do this for certain tags only.

  • To subscribe to just one question, use the question's RSS feed:

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  • $\begingroup$ Gosh, how could I not see that star below up/downvote? Maybe the adblocker stole it? :) Thank you very much! $\endgroup$ – D.D. Apr 4 '18 at 9:50
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Yes being brand new to SE comes with quite a few limitations. That is what the privileges system takes care of.
The 40 min wait you experienced is just for posting on the meta (it is really quite rare to get a brand new user asking a question here).

You will see there you need 15 rep to Up Vote anything. That takes care of the "+1" part of your question.

As Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny pointed out there is really no good way of subscribing to a post. All we get is the favorite button (sounds very much like what you want) and the RSS feed for each post. (Personally I have never used the RSS)

When you click on the star, below the vote buttons on a question, that question gets added to your favorites. When sorted by activity anything new (say an answer or an edit) will bring that post to the top of your favorites list.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks. I really know why these limitations exist, I used to be a web developer / administrator in the first place. Also -- to my defence -- I'm above 30 so learning something new takes a bit longer than it used to ;) Anyway, just by asking 3 or 4 questions alltogether I got a reputation of 16 now. Yeeha. $\endgroup$ – D.D. Apr 4 '18 at 9:56

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