I know how to watch/track/follow specific threads or sections of the forum, but is there a similar setting that exists or could be enabled for specific users (e.g. my coworkers or certain package maintainers).
I haven't given it a go, but each user does have an activity stream in the format of
https://community.rstudio.com/u/**username**/activity (e.g. yours is https://community.rstudio.com/u/thomas/activity). I'm guessing you'd be able to follow that.
There's a long thread about this on the meta-discourse site, should you be inclined to check that out:
Thanks Mara! I didn't think to search the web for Discource-Meta