First I'm not sure whether there is a feature like this

Do I get notified for any comments from third person for an answer in my question?

  • When Paritosh commented the answer posted by kart (25mins), for this I didn't get notification.

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- I haven't received any notification for Paritosh's comments

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  • This is comment posted by John for which I got last notification (an hour before)

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Just want to let you know about this behavior is this working as expected?


It's working as expected. You get an inbox notification for comments on your question, or for any comments with an @ reply to you, but not for comments to answers within your question.

  • But it should have notified me right, if you read the comment the third person commented pointing me based on the answer. – Praveen Sep 10 '13 at 20:45
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    @user1671639 No, they did not specifically reply to your comment using the site's reply functionality, as I am doing now, which is why you didn't get a notification. If they did prefix their post with @ followed by your name, you would have been notified. – Servy Sep 10 '13 at 20:47
  • I agree however that the site should - you are engaged in a thread of comments, the reply is more than likely to be of some interest to you. @user1671639 – Chris Sep 10 '13 at 21:15
  • @Chris and if a comment thread on an answer gets hijacked by unrelated discussion (maybe a back-and-forth debating an insignificant piece of the answer), you will annoy users with too many pings. I'd rather be notified of edits to answers than comments on answers – psubsee2003 Sep 10 '13 at 21:57
  • @psubsee2003 Perhaps a Facebook-esque 'unfollow' would also be useful. – Chris Sep 10 '13 at 22:03

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