I've recently got notifications from two comments from six years ago:

Notifications from very old comments received within minutes ago

The comments that resulted in those notifications, which were posted in November 2013

Some history:

  1. It was posted by an account that I deleted years ago, and the post was later reattributed to my current account.

  2. I edited the question some minutes before receiving the notifications.

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    We're just going to replay history on you. Expect these déjà vu-s for the next 6 to 8 weeks. – rene Sep 9 '19 at 16:19
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    @rene I'm getting PSTD - this was before the MSE - MSO split... oh those were the days :'( – user310756 Sep 9 '19 at 16:20
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    Heh, I too have an account here (pre-split) that I deleted in November 2013. How did you get that post reattributed to your current account? – Sonic the Curiouser Hedgehog Sep 9 '19 at 16:21
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    @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog after long discussion with the community team and then deciding to proceed. In parts it is traumatic being reminded how hated I was on the site. My posts were routinely downvoted, regardless of quality, but based on author. This doesn't mean my bad posts didn't warrant being downvoted, it meant my good posts were downvoted as well. – user310756 Sep 9 '19 at 16:23
  • At least if they're not prompt they're thorough. Bringing new meaning to 6-8 weeks ... – Rob Sep 9 '19 at 17:38
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    @YvetteColomb Perhaps reframing "hated" as "misunderstood" might be helpful to you. You've come a long way since that point. Be proud of that. – jonsca Sep 9 '19 at 23:28

I do apologise.

The question was brought to my attention and while investigating it I spotted that there were a number of obsolete comments on the answer which I deleted.

I then noticed that the other comments replied using your old name which I thought might not be a good idea so I edited them to use your current name. It was only after I'd done it that it occurred to me that they might raise a notification.

I'll think twice before I do it again.

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    that's fine! and good to know, as I cannot see the edits, so it gives us a frame of reference to deal with. I appreciate you taking care of the comments and helping out. – user310756 Sep 9 '19 at 16:37
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    I was going to file a feature request about this, but then I realized that this is an extremely rare edge case (the edits wouldn't have resulted in a re-notification if the post hadn't been reattributed and the account had just been renamed). – Sonic the Curiouser Hedgehog Sep 9 '19 at 17:31

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