I just want to know, until now, every time I edit an answer (of my own) I go and notify the OP by posting a comment something like: hey look, I edited my answer, why don't you take a look now and see if you like it? or just answer edited.

So I'm wondering: When I edit an answer, is the OP of the question notified about that?

  • The OP gets a notification: post edited – devnull Mar 14 '14 at 14:12
  • @devnull No, not always. – Servy Mar 14 '14 at 14:13
  • If I'm not mistaken, it depends what "OP" you mean. OP of the question I didn't think got notified. But OP of the answer I thought was always notified. Is that wrong? – codeMagic Mar 14 '14 at 14:16
  • I mean the OP of the Question. – Raydel Miranda Mar 14 '14 at 14:21
  • I might be wrong but I didn't think the OP was notified. However, you shouldn't be making substantial changes to other answers anyhow. If you are changing something such as adding a link to docs then you might comment as you would with your own answers. – codeMagic Mar 14 '14 at 14:39

As implemented from notify-us-when-one-of-our-posts-is-edited the author of a post is notified when their post is edited. However the OP of the question is only notified when the answer is first posted, subsequent edits to answers do not trigger notifications; this means you should try to make your answers as good as possible to start with and if you do make substantial additions to it later it may be worth manually notifying the question OP.

There is however a feature request requesting that answer edits trigger notifications for question OPs

  • I know this from experience but I'll be damned if I can find a link to back it up (as opposed to just implying it, there must be an FAQ somewhere) – Richard Tingle Mar 14 '14 at 15:08
  • If I edit an answer does the author get notified? – Honey Apr 6 '17 at 14:47

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