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I know that, for example, the person that asks a question will be notified when an answer is submitted. Is there a comprehensive list of all events that will trigger a notification (and who will receive the notification)?

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  • Comments - those who are mentioned with @username are notified. In case there is a discussion between two users only, the other user is notified without @-mentioning him. The owner of a post is always notified.
  • Answers - the user who asked the question is always notified of answers.
  • Chat messages - when a user is mentioned in Chat, and not currently active in a room, they are notified. This is when the mentioned user was either recently in chat or notified by the @@ syntax available to moderators.
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Can you indicate exactly who receives the notification in these cases? – Foo Bah Sep 24 '11 at 23:43
@FooBah: edited just now – genesis Sep 24 '11 at 23:45

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