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Under this sequence of events:

  1. Someone posts a question
  2. I post an answer
  3. OP comments on my answer
  4. A third party adds a comment to my answer
  5. I add a comment to my answer

Does the OP receive automatic notifications for either comment #4 or #5? The actual post in question is using content_for and and ajax/Jquery to partially update webpage. (I added a manual ping to the OP at the end, because I wasn't sure.)

The best source I could find for when automatic notifications occur I found at When exactly do I get comment notifications?. If I'm reading this correctly, the OP will not get automatic notifications for either of those above events. Is this correct? That post is also over a year old, so I don't know if it's up-to-date with respect to how it works.

I apologize if this is a dupe, but finding details about exactly when automatic notifications occur is difficult.

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Does the OP receive automatic notifications for either comment #4 or #5?

No. The OP is notified on your answer only if that third user pings the OP.

If I'm reading this correctly, the OP will not get automatic notifications for either of those above events. Is this correct?

Yes!

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No OP will not get notified until and unless you use @ and OP name this will notify him that the comment is related or targeted towards him. Also you will not require your name with @tag to recieve notification as you are owner of the question. You can use only one person name with @ with respect to the reputation point you have in your account.

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