"1 hour ago", someone commented on an answer I gave on meta.tex.se:

answer with comment

However, I didn't get a notification for that comment, the latest notification in my inbox is from "6 hours ago":

inbox without notification

The latest notification leads to this:
comment of latest notification

AFAIK, users should always be notified of comments to their own posts, right? I don't know if this problem can be reproduced, but it sure is a bug.

Responding to Kevin's comment -- The comment does show up on the responses tab of my meta.tex.se profile (but still not in the inbox):

comment on responses tab

  • 1
    Indeed, users should always be notified of comments to their own posts and of new answer or comment on their own question. Smells like a bug.. Nov 3, 2011 at 7:55
  • 1
    Does your responses tab show the response, or is it missing there, too? Nov 3, 2011 at 13:19
  • @KevinVermeer: Good question checking that, see my edit.
    – doncherry
    Nov 3, 2011 at 13:26

1 Answer 1


This comment should appear in your inbox now.

It's not entirely clear what happened to drop it in the first place, whatever if it is isn't reproducible (at least not easily). Investigations continue.

  • confirmed. [filler] have a nice day everybody :)
    – doncherry
    Nov 3, 2011 at 17:22
  • Happened to me too today.. the comment made by AJSwift on this answer of mine didn't give any notification in my inbox can you please look into it and see if any others failed as well? Noticed this only by chance.. Dec 1, 2011 at 8:32
  • @Kevin any insights? It happened to somebody else as well. Dec 15, 2011 at 19:18
  • I've had a vague feeling that not all comments made it through to the inbox, though I've only ever found them days later and wasn't positive that I hadn't screwed up. Sometimes I see comments appear in the inbox again a few hours later, even after viewing them once, always after suspending / resuming my computer. Related? Or just noise? :)
    – sarnold
    Dec 16, 2011 at 0:13
  • @Kevin There's another such case here: Missing Inbox Notification
    – doncherry
    Jul 17, 2012 at 10:36
  • Another case (it’s 2014 now → notification in the new top bar): Notification bar misses a comment to one of my answers
    – unor
    Mar 30, 2014 at 0:24

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .