I'm a bit hesitant to ask this question because I know there has been a lot of discussion on the topic of notifications (or pings). I've especially taken a very good look at When exactly do I get comment notifications? and How do comment @replies work?. But there is one thing that causes me some trouble.
Often people forget the
@ in comments. And because of this rule
I won't always get notified of responses to my comment when others also commented. This situation occurs very often, I could show many examples in my own activity log.
This means that when I comment on a post to ask for clarification I always have to check these comments later to see if the OP responded to it, because I cannot count on them to have used the
@. If the OP took the effort to respond I feel I should at least read the response and possibly act on it.
Could we get notified when the OP comments right after our comment and had not used
I think this would be pretty intuitive behaviour.
It would not catch all cases, I know,
but probably the majority of them. And yes, it would probably cause some redundant notifications. But then, false positives are likely to be interesting to me too as I'm clearly involved in the post.
For dupe detectives: similar question: Not always being notified of new responses (but no proposed solution).