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First I'm not sure whether there is a feature like this

Do I get notified for any comments from third person for an answer in my question?

  • When Paritosh commented the answer posted by kart (25mins), for this I didn't get notification.

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- I haven't received any notification for Paritosh's comments

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  • This is comment posted by John for which I got last notification (an hour before)

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Just want to let you know about this behavior is this working as expected?

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It's working as expected. You get an inbox notification for comments on your question, or for any comments with an @ reply to you, but not for comments to answers within your question.

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But it should have notified me right, if you read the comment the third person commented pointing me based on the answer. –  Praveen Sep 10 '13 at 20:45
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@user1671639 No, they did not specifically reply to your comment using the site's reply functionality, as I am doing now, which is why you didn't get a notification. If they did prefix their post with @ followed by your name, you would have been notified. –  Servy Sep 10 '13 at 20:47
    
I agree however that the site should - you are engaged in a thread of comments, the reply is more than likely to be of some interest to you. @user1671639 –  Chris Sep 10 '13 at 21:15
    
@Chris and if a comment thread on an answer gets hijacked by unrelated discussion (maybe a back-and-forth debating an insignificant piece of the answer), you will annoy users with too many pings. I'd rather be notified of edits to answers than comments on answers –  psubsee2003 Sep 10 '13 at 21:57
    
@psubsee2003 Perhaps a Facebook-esque 'unfollow' would also be useful. –  Chris Sep 10 '13 at 22:03
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