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If I stop following a question, and someone directs a comment at me, do I get some sort of notification?

Asked by _bob (2485points) March 28th, 2009

Or do I have to follow the question?

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TheIowaCynic's avatar

I was just wondering the same thing. Let’s test. I’m gonna unfollow this question and you try responding…...we’ll see what happens.

TheIowaCynic's avatar

@bob_ no dice! That’s a flaw. So apparently, you have to stick with a question and click on it, anytime anybody says anything on that question, to know if you’ve gotten a response.

Not good.

_bob's avatar

@TheIowaCynic No good indeed.

Ivan's avatar


You’re about to have your first experience with the Fluther mo—Comment removed by Fluther moderators.

TheIowaCynic's avatar

@Ivan They are hardcore. The definitely err on the side of non-controversy. Perhaps they’ll be good enough to take our advice.

Ivan's avatar

Don’t hold your breath.

augustlan's avatar

[Mod says] At the moment, that feature does not exist.

_bob's avatar

@augustlan Will it exist at a later moment?

augustlan's avatar

I’ll have to get back to you on that one, as I don’t know. I’ll check in to it.

_bob's avatar

@augustlan Danke schön.

arnbev959's avatar

If I stop following a question I expect never to be bothered by it again.

shilolo's avatar

In the same vein as @petethepothead says, why bother unfollowing a question? Once in a while, an “old” question will reactivate. So, I only unfollow questions that I really truly have no interest in.

Ivan's avatar

@shilolo I think there is a desire to unfollow a question that you have no interest in but still be notified when someone speaks directly to you.

shilolo's avatar

Fluther has a contact button at the very top. The easiest way to request new features is to use that link to send a direct email to Andrew and Ben. It could be something they are working on, or, they may be focusing on other areas. Nevertheless, if they are interested, they’ll put it on their to-do-list.

Lefty_the_space_monkey's avatar


I should really stay off of /b/.

After I read your second comment on this question, I looked it over something like five times looking for “Candlejack.”

Silly memes. I don’t know why people perpetu

fireside's avatar

The code behind the @username feature is far less involved than it would need to be if the intent was to send users every comment in which their name was mentioned.

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