I'm trying to figure out how the Followed Activities / Followed Tags are working.
Whenever I'm in a mood of answering questions, I'm going to Community -> Questions and Answers. But I can't apply the filtering on the Tags I'm following, which makes it difficult to operate (well, I can filter only one tag at the time). OK - I found the question. I'm posting a reply - and it looks I'm getting notification only when someone post a comment to my answer - which doesn't really happen often, because most of people are using the Answers to communicate.
I thought Activity Stream is the solution. But I can find there all the comments / answers to each question posted in my Followed Tags. So again, finding something there is super tricky.
Currently, every day I'm checking the questions I posted answer to, but it's not a solution either. And I need to read all SD / MM / FI questions even I'm not really interested.
Did you find a way to make SCN your friend? Or are you using workarounds to survive? I believe adding few more filtering options to Q&A and Activites would make my life so much easier... and I don't think it's difficult or time consuming.
Eagerly waiting to get this accepted idea implemented: https://ideas.sap.com/D37707
From all what you mentioned I can just conclude that you tried all options we currently have, there is not much more to add except to use the filter for questions in the activities. This way you will still see the comments and answers made in a in a question of a tag you follow.
However you won't see the answers and comments for questions where you participated outside your followed tags. This is currently one of the most annoying things as about 20 % of my answers and even more comments are made to questions under tags that I do not follow. I still do not follow SD and ABAP which I did in SCN, since this would make my activities unmanageable.
You would need to follow the question to get any update into the activities. I don't do this as I still hope that we can manage our followed content some day in future, like bookmarks in the past, and then I would need to cleanup probably thousands of followed questions.
Just take care not to follow me or Vadim as this saves you a lot entries in your activities. :-))
"I'm getting notification only when someone post a comment to my answer - which doesn't really happen often, because most of people are using the Answers to communicate." - looks like the community developers internally decided not to solve the issue with notifications. I have spend a lot of time trying to push this question, but no luck 😞