I tried asking this in chat, but there has been no one in the room for hours. I am in Western Australia, GMT+8.

Is there a way to be notified by Superuser.com when someone replies to a comment, or comments on your answer?

It is a pain to have manually check each question/answer page.


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Have a look at these questions over on Meta Stack Overflow:

How do comment @replies work?

Now that we have a global inbox, do we still need the Top Bar notifications?

From Stack Overflow Blog

The New Global Inbox

Well, I’m pleased to announce we’ve added a new global inbox to every site in our network. On the Stack Exchange logo in the upper left hand corner, the one you already know and love — you may see a new, small red numeric indicator light up:

That small red number tells you how many new replies you have across the entire Stack Exchange network of websites. And by replies, I mean:

  • New answers to your questions
  • New comments on your posts
  • @replies to you in comments

Click the number to go directly to the global inbox.

At any given time, the inbox will contain a list of the last 30 global messages for your account, along with:

  • The site icon, so you know which site the message is from
  • The title of the question the message is associated with
  • A preview excerpt of the first few characters of the message
  • The relative age of the message (in a tooltip, so hover your mouse to see it)
  • The fact that the envelope was blue never implied to me that I had a new message. Just realised I had notifications delivered to me. Thanks.
    – Steve
    Jan 24, 2011 at 7:43
  • @Steve: The blue envelope only seems to be used for other updates these days. Comment reply notification comes through on the StackExchange dropdown menu in the top-left corner of the website now.
    – paradroid
    Jan 24, 2011 at 9:31
  • @Sathya: thanks for the updates - saw them a while back, but didn't think to thank until now :P
    – studiohack
    Jan 27, 2011 at 18:03

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