I know Stackoverflow is wisely trying to avoid an excessive notification system (like's facebook's, but I would definitely like to know when somebody responded directly to me. Since we're already notified when someone comments on our question/answer, this would be for when someone responds to my comment. I sometimes ask questions or express opinions in comments, and I would love to know when someone responds.
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Normally, you only get notified of comments when you own the post.
You will now get notified of any comments that refer to you by @username in a comment, even if you do not own the post.
This isn't really possible at the moment for two reasons:
Personally I think this kind of thing just needs to be handled by a subscription model something like this
You should be able to opt-out at any time ("unsubscribe") from these notifications. Likewise you should be able to opt-in ("subscribe") to something like: