Is there a way to follow particular users?
The obvious answer is to look at their profile pages and check their recent activity. But what if there are a dozen (or more) users I want to follow? It'd be far more helpful whenever I sign in to find alerts indicating that one of my favourite users has posted a new question/answer/comment (an Alert Box in addition to the Inbox and the Notifications).
If there is no way to do this currently (I couldn't find anything), please consider adding these new features: ability to favourite select users; alerts for new activity from these users indicating the type of activity and the tag(s); ability to delete the alerts. Or, at least consider adding a section to the profile page where a user can keep a list of favourite users (and link directly to their profile pages).