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In a community wiki, lots of people contribute by editing the post. So when a comment is done on the post, who gets the notification? All the contributors till date or the latest contributor? Or none?

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See: How do comment @replies work?

  • The first author of the question or answer will always be notified of any new comment.
  • You can explicitly notify one (1) other commenter, editor, or ♦ moderator who closed a question.
  • Use @name, where name is the username with all spaces removed.

(emphasis mine)

So without any @-names in the comment, only the first author - that is, the person who created the post - will be notified. Other authors (editors) can be notified by adding @name to the comment (where name is the username of the editor with spaces removed).

These rules are the same for CW and normal posts, though it can be more worth your while to look up the editor responsible for the portion being commented on in the revision history for CW posts.

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Lets find out, edit me at will, comment away. Editing to see what happens!!! Re-edited, just to make sure

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So what happens now? Got anything in notification? –  Mistu4u Sep 23 '13 at 16:19
    
I got nothing(it should be!). Did you? –  Mistu4u Sep 23 '13 at 16:20
    
I (unsuprisingly) got a notification as the OP on comments and edits –  Richard Tingle Sep 23 '13 at 16:21
    
@Mistu4u only the post author get notification when comment is posted (Richard in this case) and pretty recent change also send notification when a non trivial edit is made. –  Shadow Wizard Sep 23 '13 at 16:21
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@ShaWizDowArd, Hope you get this notification. –  Mistu4u Sep 23 '13 at 16:23
    
Final test..... –  Richard Tingle Sep 23 '13 at 16:24
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Assuming @Mistu4u didn't get notifications on either my edit, or my last comment then we can confirm the behaviour and put this one to bed. Interestingly badges still come from CW, I got a necromancer badge off one –  Richard Tingle Sep 23 '13 at 16:25
    
Some badges do, some badges don't. In particular, tag badges ignore CW. –  Shogging through the snow Sep 23 '13 at 16:27
    
@Shog9 Interesting, I felt bad because I had specifically CWed it because I had actually just taken the OP's own answer out of the question and put it as an answer –  Richard Tingle Sep 23 '13 at 16:29
    
@Mistu4u yes, got it - as far as it's related to notifications Community Wiki post is not different than ordinary post. :) –  Shadow Wizard Sep 23 '13 at 21:35

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