Why don't we get alerts when people respond back after a comment?

@thea09 (18324)
Greece
July 30, 2009 11:34am CST
You know the thing, you put a topic on, get an alert that someone has responded, go in and put a comment on, then you have no idea they have responded again until the next time you go into the discussion to comment on the next response. How do you notice these extra responses?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Jul 09
I t would be great if we did. I try to go back & look because i don't want to leave anyone out who is nice enough to respond but i'm afraid i have or will. U got any pull??
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
30 Jul 09
prime example, I don't want to miss you when you respond twice, it's so nice to see Hi Jo, me got pull, absolutely not, if I had I'd have used it to get my reputation back to 98. Now you are ayour responses
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
30 Jul 09
Trying to put bold for you has resulted in gibberish, you'll have to read from the middle.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
31 Jul 09
U don't have to do bold, Thea. it's nice but i can see just regular print o.k. Thanks for being so kind to do that.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 09
That is the one thing that is missing here. I normally check on the column 'started' and if the last name there is not mine then I know that there is a comment waiting for me to read. I think mylot should add that notification so that we are well informed of any new comments to our discussions.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
31 Jul 09
Hi zandhi, totally agree with you on that one, I really would like an alert on those comments back as they can give a bit of life to your discussions. I've just been looking under discussions started to see if there is anything new, just like you do, but it seems a bit of a long way round when it would be so much easier with an alert.
@jeeva_s6 (399)
• India
30 Jul 09
Yeah. I too have wondered about this. Normally I would check the tabs started and responded regularly to check if someone has made a response or comment. But sometimes I do get notified through mail when a second comment is posted. I wonder if there is a problem in the algorithm regarding this. However it would be extremely useful if they send notifications every time someone comments be it second third or even more.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
30 Jul 09
Hi jeeva, that's the problem really, if you get one alert you don't bother checking back as you kind of presume it is working and then go blindly along ignoring everyone else who has taken the trouble to comment back again. I never thought of checking the tabs started, I'll keep an eye out, thanks.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
30 Jul 09
I have noticed that when the beginning I srated, I think we just need to check back once in a while to see if we get any responses, I don't think we could set notifications about receiving extra responses.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
30 Jul 09
Hi mermaidiby, but it would be good if we could see these additional responses.
@voldrox (7205)
• India
30 Jul 09
yes you are right, i always want to know what others have to say next.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
30 Jul 09
Hi Voldrox, you just do don't you, it would make so much more sense to have these alerts set up.
• United States
30 Jul 09
it does,but it's kind of spotty. i get maybe half of the notifications. i usually just check my profile to see if any bounced back up since i was last on.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
30 Jul 09
Hi scarlet_woman, I'm not getting them - just the odd one if it is a friend posting but not generally, I feel it's rude as it looks as though I've been ignoring people for hours.