I recently hit this as well. I’d begun hitting the private Atom feed at my signed-in https://github.com frontpage under the sane expectation that it would serialize new issues and pull requests from watched repositories. To my horror, I now realize that the feed only tracks my personal activity – which renders less the feed less than useless. I’m already aware of my personal activity, of course; I was the one that did those things, so… I’d better be, right?
It’s the activity of others that I’m exclusively interested in. I missed several critical pending issues and pull requests across several mission-critical repositories thanks to this – which, I suppose, is my fault for doing insufficient due diligence on GitHub feeds. *sigh*
Still, what’s the point of the existing pointless implementation? Frankly, jettisoning the concept of GitHub feeds entirely would be preferable to the current non-approach. Microsoft can and should do substantially better here.
On the bright side, at least the recently implemented GitHub Actions are phenomenal! Fantastic work there all around. Credit where credit is certainly due. Now, if only that personal feed would do something useful for once…