[geeky] Google Groups missing key functionality

I've been living inside a couple of [tag]Google groups[/tag] lately, posting questions and waiting for answers. (Which ones? Ruby on Rails: Talk and [tag]Active Scaffold[/tag]: Ruby on Rails plugin)

Much to my surprise and [tag]productivity-loss[/tag], it's not possible to request an email alert when someone posts an answer to your question. Odd, this is a oldie-but-goodie feature in many many mailing lists. So I am reduced to checking manually every day or so. (You can see it annoyed me sufficiently to bother writing this :)
Posted on September 21, 2007 and filed under Programming, Technology.