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Upvoting on previous questions

[...] would it be considered bad form if I were to upvote it (as they would receive a random notification for an answer they wrote a few years ago and most likely forgot)? It's good form to up-vote ...
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Is there any point answering/commenting/voting on old posts?

The whole point of stack exchange is to build a high quality collection of questions and answers for a given subject. If you think of things in these terms, it is irrelevant how old a question is. If ...
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Has the notification system for comments changed?

Could you be a bit more specific about the situation in which you expect to get a comment. In the current revision you write: "I do not get a notification when someone writes a comment under an ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Is there any point answering/commenting/voting on old posts?

Answering bumps the question but (I think) only for those who have clicked the "active" option, not for those who are using "recent". Commenting notifies the person who posted the question. Commenting ...
Gerry Myerson's user avatar
10 votes

A way to "watch" questions?

Just added today... the "follow" feature.
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Are askers notified of close votes on a question they've asked?

No, they are not notified. That is unless you vote to close as a duplicate, or use a custom off-topic reason; those actions generate a comment and they are notified of comments. Note that users need ...
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Is there a way to contact a person who voted to close a question

It is not possible to contact users that vote to close your questions, especially not before the vote took effect. It is possible to contact users that cast a binding vote on your question (note ...
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Should I be getting the "Red Dot" on the "Review Queues " Icon?

I believe it is not literally by mistake, but it will likely be changed. See Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled for not the exact same matter but something related (it's about ...
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Are users who already posted an answer notified about offering a bounty?

Placing a bounty on a question will not directly notify a user that answered it. I am not convinced it is useful to inform the answerer again that you want a more detailed answer, but it would not ...
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Red dot on reopen queue but no items available to review

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This is now fixed. What happened: We show the red dot when the number of active items queue is over a specific number (can differ by queue and by site). The ...
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Why was I notified inbox without being tagged?

The comment is addressed using "@trueblueanil", with I suspect that member having a previous comment there that was deleted. If that's true and this deletion occurred before the comment you'...
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Is there any point answering/commenting/voting on old posts?

My first post was quite recent, answering an OP that was about one and half years old. It got an immediate response which was quite gratifying and made me feel welcome on the site. However, my post ...
Omne Bonum's user avatar
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Notifications to participants are needed.

I will share some of my thoughts. The main reason you run into these disagreements is, AFAICT, the following: Various users on our site hold wildly differing ideals of what they want the site to ...
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Missing Notifications for Comments on a Question.

A regression bug was introduced here that prevented some (but not all) comment notifications from going out. The issue has been fixed. Unfortunately there is no practical way for us to requeue the ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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Why don't I receive notifications of new privileges?

This is probably because you already have more reputation on another site in the Stack Exchange network, and are supposed to 'know' that you can view close votes (on your own questions) at 250 ...
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Notifications to followers of a question about its status updates (closed / open)

For post reopening: Post owners receive an inbox notification when their closed question is reopened. See Are users notified when their questions are reopened?. Post followers receive an inbox ...
The Amplitwist's user avatar
2 votes
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Double notification when pinged on a followed post

This was fixed back in April/May.
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
2 votes

Receiving Notifications when getting an answer or comment

I guess you mean that the title doesn't change when new comments are added (whereas new questions cause a slight change in the title of the page). Note that answers don't have an effect like that ...
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Is there any point answering/commenting/voting on old posts?

As noted, commenting (resp. answering) serves as a "message": you can notify an answerer/commenter (resp. OP) of your thoughts on the question. In this sense, there is certainly a point. Don't worry ...
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I want to respond to a comment on my answer which I want to Delete?

As mentioned in the comments, a chatroom might be an option. To illustrate this with an example, let us say that I would like to respond to some comments to this question. I can either create a new ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
1 vote

I want to respond to a comment on my answer which I want to Delete?

You can write a comment to the question starting with "@[User who left the useful comment] and then delete your answer.
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Pinging the author of a deleted comment

I made some experiments, thanks to my custom four-word question query on SEDE. I pinged the user before flagging: (s)he got notified as normal. (example) I flagged before pinging: the target user ...
GNUSupporter 8964民主女神 地下教會's user avatar
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Is questioner or answerer advised about comment after latter has been deleted?

Georges, this just happened. I left a comment at a question; the OP edited the question and left me a comment to take a look. Maybe 15 minutes later he deleted the entire post. However, I was notified ...
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Is there any way to subscribe to a thread so you get email notifications?

I am not sure whether this is exactly what the OP wants, but there is possibility to receive notifications from your global inbox also via email. (Assuming you did not see them on the site.) See here: ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar

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