I don't know if this has been asked. If it has please redirect.
There are two particular cases in comments discussions.
One is when you wish to direct a private comment to a particular individual (this has been discussed and was voted down, as I see, although I still think it should be reevaluated).
The other is, when a discussion grows (very often in an irrelevant direction in view of the question), and you, as an original question poster, are getting all of those comments in your notice box.
This is not a rare occurence, expecially with high view questions.
Should there be an option for a question/answer owner to disable receiving notification on comments on that post ?