[meta] Email to be generated on comment's response?


I believe an email should be sent to the user, if he adds a comment to an answer/question, and gets a response. I think this is not the case at the moment. The only way the user can let know about the response is if he revisits the question. Please let me know if I am missing something OR it is not feasible to implement? Thanks.

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asked Dec 18, 2011 at 11:37 PM in Site discussion (meta-askssc)

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Usman Butt
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I kind of like the system used on stack overflow where a notice pops up when you visit the site itself, but it doesn't fill up my e-mail inbox, personally.

Jan 06, 2012 at 09:37 AM TimothyAWiseman
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I recall getting these previously but did notice they stopped. If you review your profile settings under "User Tools" \ "Email Notification Settings", you should see the options to enable this.

If the convention @user_name is used, you are supposed to get notified of that as well.

I found mine unchecked for comment notification, don't know if that occurred during an update that might have been applied?

I can confirm that adding a comment to a question does subscribe you to that question. Now I have not commented on just an answer to a given question yet to notice that result.

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answered Dec 18, 2011 at 11:50 PM

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Thanks for the prompt response

Dec 19, 2011 at 02:09 AM Usman Butt
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If you click on your name and then select User Tools and then Email Notification Settings you can control when you get emails. Please confirm that this lets you configure notifications the way you want to or, come back and we will take more details and forward your suggestion to the site owners.

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answered Dec 18, 2011 at 11:51 PM

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This leads to... Am I automatically subscribed to a question when I add only a comment in a question? Is it different to adding a comment (only) to an answer given by any other user for that question?

Dec 19, 2011 at 01:36 AM Usman Butt

To be honest, that is something that would need to be tried to be sure. I guess, if you have made changes to your settings, you will get an email from this comment being added but you also asked the question so we cant be certain. Let me know how it goes after you have commented on a question that you didnt ask and someone comments after you.

I would expect,with your setting ticked, that you would automatically get the emails.

Dec 19, 2011 at 01:49 AM Fatherjack ♦♦

Thanks. But what exact settings then I have to ticked? At the moment, I have ticked all under "On my subscriptions, notify me when" :) But all these settings will only work If I do get subscribed to the question I commented upon. I will update whenever I get that sorted out.

Dec 19, 2011 at 02:08 AM Usman Butt

I am afraid its not working. So what should be the next step? Thanks in advance.

Dec 26, 2011 at 04:45 AM Usman Butt

@Fatherjack Sir, Just curious about the fact that this question is still marked as unanswered, so wanted to close it. But the problem is still there. So my suggestion would be to add another option something like "All questions on which I left a comment" under "Auto subscribe me to:" label. Or any other way which is more convenient. Thanks.

Jan 05, 2012 at 09:27 PM Usman Butt
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In my email-notification settings, I have checked/ticked all the options excluding "A new member joins" and "All new questions". But still I am not getting notifications of comments in my inbox. That is really disappointing :(

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answered Mar 22, 2012 at 01:04 PM

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Usman Butt
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So you get no notifications at all? We will take a look.

Mar 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM dzone ♦♦

Hmm me too.

Apr 03, 2012 at 01:58 PM Kev Riley ♦♦
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@Dzone, I'm experiencing the same thing - no emails for comments on questions that I am subscribed to. [have added this as an answer, as I don't think adding it as a comment on Usmans answer would notify you :)]

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answered Apr 03, 2012 at 01:58 PM

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@Kev Riley we think we see the issue and will get it fixed. Thanks!

Apr 03, 2012 at 04:28 PM dzone ♦♦

Seems fine now (10:55am BST 4 Apr 2012). Cheers!

Apr 04, 2012 at 09:55 AM Kev Riley ♦♦

Could have worked for you, but I did not receive any alerts for last 2 comments, despite the fact that I am the OP of this question :(

Apr 06, 2012 at 09:22 AM Usman Butt

@Kev Riley This is to verify whether you recieved the last comment's alert?

Apr 09, 2012 at 11:41 AM Usman Butt

@Kev Verifying... Does mentioning only the first name work? If it does, then what happens if there are more than one users with the same first name?

Apr 09, 2012 at 11:43 AM Usman Butt
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I've checked the boxes in my email settings several times. I never get notified that I've subscribed to a thread by posting to it and I'm not getting any emails. Every time I go back to my email settings, none of the boxes are checked. And, yeah... I'm hitting the "update settings" button.

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answered Dec 02, 2013 at 07:12 AM

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