Now and then I click the star button for questions I think are useful, even if I don't participate directly in them. Is there a way to receive notifications whenever a new answer is added to these questions? Right now, I have to go to my profile and check each starred item manually. It's not a convenient process for checking topics I'm interesting.
Recently, a "follow" option has been added (see
follow next to
edit below the body of the question).
For more info see The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network.