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It used to be that when you had multiple consecutive comments on the same post, they appeared in a single entry in your inbox.

42 comments on The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange

I don't know when this changed, but now every comment is its separate entry.

inbox screenshot

Thus, if you happen to participate in a high-profile thread (shudder reply to Jeff on MSO shudder, your inbox is shot for a while.

Please bring back the former behavior of grouping consecutive comments on the same post, and answers on the same question.

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It changed once they started linking directly to each comment. I guess there's no particular reason it can't link to just the last comment in the given thread, though, and roll up the count. – Tim Stone Feb 29 '12 at 22:15
For reference: it was changed to support Jump directly to comment from global inbox link. Also note that the Responses tab in one's profile already lists each comment by itself just fine too. – Arjan Feb 29 '12 at 22:16
Admit it. You just love the idea of having groupies. – Adam Davis Mar 1 '12 at 2:17
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Grouping by post for multiple comments has been restored (on the next build).

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I kinda liked it ungrouped since I could see snippets of every comment I received (given that I have a relatively low inbox activity). But I understand the concern for grouping them. Could it be made so they're grouped but can be expanded by clicking on something (an arrow or on the # comments part)? Would this be separate request worthy? – Jeff Mercado Mar 1 '12 at 2:35
“17 comments on …” Aaah, that's better. Thanks! – Gilles Mar 1 '12 at 13:16

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