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I know I can see all my comments via my profile --> Activity tab. But right now in order to see if someone else added a comment (for example: OP asks a question, I ask for clarification in comment and then I want to see if he answered) I have to go to each question separately and search for new comments made there.

My question is: do you have any faster way to see comments made on my comments, or added to questions I commented on?

Note, it's not relevant for answers, only when I added a comment without a full answer.

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    @abby no reason? Sure about that? ;) (thanks for the edit anyway, glad to see Winter Bash inspiring good actions :)) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 15 '15 at 18:55
  • Is this similar to this feature request? – rene Dec 15 '15 at 19:19
  • @rene no, this one here is when I don't know what question has the comments in the first place. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 15 '15 at 19:48
  • @rene if you can come with SEDE query that finds all comments posted on questions where I also commented (and after my own comment) I can accept it as the answer, since there's no real way these days to achieve what I asked here. :) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 15 '15 at 19:54
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If you can wait for 7 days you could use the following query and this better performing one to achieve that:

declare @userid int = ##userid:int?447356## -- ShadowWizard
select c_orig.id as [Comment Link]
     , c_orig.postid as [Post Link]
     , (select top 1 id 
        from comments c_later 
        where c_later.postid = c_orig.postid
        and c_later.creationdate > c_orig.creationdate
        and c_later.userid <>  @userid
        order by creationdate 
        ) as [Comment Link]
from comments c_orig         
where
c_orig.userid = @userid
and exists (select top 1 1 
        from comments c_later 
        where c_later.postid = c_orig.postid
        and c_later.creationdate > c_orig.creationdate
        and c_later.userid <>  @userid
        )
order by c_orig.postid

The query finds if there exists ONE other comment after your last comment on a certain post. It lists your comment, the post and the comment after your comment.

There must be a full-table scan somewhere in this query because it takes awhile to run to completion.

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  • Awesome, guess that unless the team add some new feature, this is the best we can hope for. :) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 15 '15 at 22:39
  • I might revisit this later to see if I can do something similar with the API @ShadowWizard – rene Dec 15 '15 at 22:42
  • That would be even more awesome! – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 15 '15 at 22:43
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There are two options:

If you want to track a question, just make it a favorite (click the star below the votes). You get notified if there is a change.

If you want to comment on a comment, use @username so the user gets notified.

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    Thanks, will try the Favorite way. :) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Oct 28 '10 at 11:33
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    But what if we don't want to favorite it because it's a new user question. Favoriting males it look like it's a good question. (Not implying all new userquestions are bad, but most are - even mine were) – Cole Johnson Jul 21 '13 at 7:38
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    @Cole "Favoriting males" - are you hinting something here? :-D – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 6 '13 at 0:15
  • Sorry, but I have to unaccept this since for some years now (after removing the envelope) we are no longer notified in any way when new comments are posted on favorite questions. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 15 '15 at 19:51
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If somebody is commenting on your question or answer, you'll be automatically notified. Same goes if somebody is answering to one of your comments and pings you @Shadow Wizard blablabla.

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    Newbies (myself included) are not aware of the @user thing so I can't really count on this.... found what I was looking for though: mark the question as favorite, then all comments will appear under "favorites" tab of "Recent Activity" page of my profile: stackoverflow.com/users/recent/… guess that's the best I can hope for.. thanks for the help! :-) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Oct 28 '10 at 12:19
  • @Shadow Wizard: In that case I'd suggest that you accept the answer from Gamecat. ;) – Time Traveling Bobby Oct 28 '10 at 12:27

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