I am looking for some user script or web service to receive an alert when a question on StackExchange is reopened. I should be able to bookmark which closed question I am interested in. There is no built-in feature in SE allowing such notification as some don't see the point in it.

  • Isn't this a similar thing? softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/q/2887/1925
    – Mr. Alien
    May 24 '14 at 17:51
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    A good effort, which can be made better: there already exists more appropriate place for asking this question: Stackapps SE site / tag app-request which is given to Questions about whether [app]s with certain functionality exist. Some members of the community may react to these questions by creating those [app]s, should they not exist.
    – miroxlav
    May 25 '14 at 23:17
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    @miroxlav A question can be on-topic on two sites without any problem. This might fit on Stack Apps also, but it's on topic here as well. It's the author's choice.
    – Undo
    May 26 '14 at 13:27
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    @Timmy Yes local solution works too. That shouldn't be too hard to code, but I wonder whether some ready-to-use solutions already exist. Oct 25 '14 at 16:29
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    Along the lines of @Timmy's question: how about a browser add-on that you can use to detect changes in web pages, such as PageMonitor for Chrome, or Update Scanner for Firefox?
    – baitisj
    Aug 31 '15 at 21:44

IFTTT (If This Then That) is a website that lets you connect services and websites together. Each StackExchange post has an RSS feed. Use that as an input to your recipe. You'd have to have separate instances for each page you want to follow, but it would work. Your output could be an e-mail.

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    I don't see anything in the RSS feed that could I do care a reopened question clearly enough to be useful for this requirement.
    – Chenmunka
    Jul 3 '16 at 18:00
  • When it is closed, no changes can be made. When it's re-opened, the updated tag will change, notifying you. It's not about what is in the RSS. You just need a notification telling you it's been re-opened. Jul 3 '16 at 18:05
  • he could probably also use data.stackexchange.com to create query and then write some app to launch it (via http) and process it. The only thing is that the data there are 20 hours old.
    – Tomas
    May 28 '18 at 4:47

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