Comment reply notification

A quick heads up, folks, that you can now chose to get an email notification whenever someone replies to one of your comments. It's opt-in — look for the box on posts starting now — so you control just how spammy things get. If things get out of control, just hit the "disable" link that'll be in the notification email.

Right now this is only enabled on the traditional web side of things. We'll get it added into the app just as soon as we can.

And, yes, we still have big plans ahead for notifications, beyond just simple emails. Thanks for your patience on that as we continue to spruce things up around here.

 
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Well I won't get anything done at work now....

drokssilva says:

Lol. Yeah.

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Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5

I know, right? Wait till things get really dynamic and sexy. :p

Hi, Phil!

^^Stalker

+1

That's just terrible that means you will be getting STUPID NOTIFICATION from that internet troll @Squiddy20

Who the hell wants to be bothered by that flaming
idiot. But i will suscribe anyway.

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Plain and simple squiddy20 is the best damn richardyarrell stalker ever. Period.

drokssilva says:

You are also a flaming idiot.

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squiddy20 says:

1. You clearly do not know the definition of the word "troll". Use that "pimp slapping" Note 3 to google it.
2. If you *don't* want to be "bothered by that flaming troll", then why "subscribe"? The ridiculousness of your thought process is astounding. Also, it's proof that *you* are the "troll", especially with all the childish posts you've been making via Disqus calling me specifically out, and posting a picture you obviously found on the Internet claiming it's me. Get a life.

djeborn says:

This is not helping the ADHD!!!... But thank you! It'll be nice! :)

yodatom10 says:

Hasn't this been in place for a while.... maybe i'm getting confused with imore *ducks*

Yeah, the other sites had it.

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NoNexus says:

Of course, iPhone gets everything before Android

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BldyIdt says:

Windows too apparently...

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Podolsky says:

Nice, I'll wait for app

Posted from my new Nexus 5

benurd says:

+1

Posted via my oldie but goodie Nexii 4 using the Android Central App

eahinrichsen says:

Thanks, guys! This is very useful. Keep the new features coming!

dovlek says:

Heard you like emails, so we got an email saying how you like emails of your emails! Lol

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IAMZWANEE says:

HAHAHAHSHAHA

Posted via Samsung GS3 Wishing It Was A N5

jeddo45 says:

Oh boy, now the arguments will escalate even faster!

Nexus 5...enough said

DrLouie says:

True, but in the off chance you ask a question you will have the opportunity to see the response without continuously monitoring that thread.

^ This +9000

MERCDROID says:

^^^^^^^

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

TenshiNo says:

Agreed.

icebike says:

And it's also possible people will think about what they are going to say before hurling insults into the wind.
Ok, it COULD happen...

Doubtful...

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TenshiNo says:

That's giving some people a lot of credit. Admittedly, many of the "regulars" on AC tend to be able to have a civil argument.

SpookDroid says:

Yessssss! Finally!!!! Thank you guys!

Duffin says:

Welcome to 2014, AC! I'm not seeing the checkbox, though. Is it not in place yet?

Me too.

jean15paul says:

AWESOME SAUCE!

Ok, I want to enable this in my profile for all comments. How can I make this the default?

Wait. I'm not actually seeing it? There's no checkbox on my screen. :( #sadpanda

Jay Holm says:

This I like. Instead of having to checkmark individually, do it by default in my profile settings.

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Joel E says:

Thanks Phil, been waiting on this for a veeeery long time. Cant wait for "thumbs up/+1" "thumbs down/-1" button on comments too. So we can stop actually posting "+1" comments lol

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jean15paul says:

+1

Sometimes it's fine to do things that relate to phones. Like you guys could do +S5. :P

Wow this is great. Now I don't have to remember to check each of my comments. Lol

NoNexus says:

+1

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You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

Are you saying that you actually bookmarked everything you commented on until now just to go back a week later to check for replies? Who does that? Hah...

No i don't bookmark anything...I just comment and try to remember what I commented on. And since I comment on so much, its hard to remember.

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TenshiNo says:

Actually, if you just go to your account page, you can see a list of every article you've commented on. I have gone through that list in the past and clicked through the recent ones checking for replies. Maybe I'm just weird.

icebike says:

Do these big plans that Phil mentioned include Spam?

Because AC already is advertising heavy as is and a boat load of spam would go straight to report spam folder.

DrLouie says:

I don't see that Check Box yet. Is it rolling out on new articles?

nvillaco says:

Wow.... I just complained about this on another AC article and it got fixed within about 3 hours.... Good work over there.

We do try. :)

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Ikeman90 says:

would be better if it was like the forum and had a lil box on the top somewhere to show replies

deeb215 says:

This changes everything.

zackmack7 says:

Great! its funny cause the other day I noticed crackberry had the notification feature. I'm like why doesn't AC have it too? :/

But all good now :) Though I don't see the checkbox just yet

Jay Holm says:

3yrs laterrrrrrrrr. . . . .most every other site does this. I've been waaaaaaaiting for this on this site.

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Jay Holm says:

The reply checkmark box isn't on the app though? Hmm.

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Was just seeing who was paying attention. 

Everyone should have have access to this now. :)

Is this only on the wed too?

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Is what only on the web?

Posting pics in comments.

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I think that's an editors thing for right now. But I believe we're going to roll it out to everyone soon.

Unless, that is, you'd prefer not to have it? :)

The more features the merrier! I just can't wait for full notifications for the app. And search:)
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icebike says:

It used to be possible, then you turned it off.
As far as I could tell, it was seldom abused.

NoNexus says:

Yeah, thanks

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Jay Holm says:

I like your signature! There is a shortage of honest, blunt people in the world.

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cjbrigol says:

This is because I suggested it a few hours ago I bet ;)

jimbo says:

No, like others you are also full of yourself.

If anyone thinks the immature and idiotic flame wars have gotten out of hand on this site, now it's going to be nearly impossible to find a substantive comment.

Perhaps that is what AC wants. More participation by a smaller group.

cjbrigol says:

It was a joke chill :P

TenshiNo says:

Actually, having visited this site at least once a day for several years now, the "flame wars" tend to be pretty mild (with the exception of a few specific people). What this *will* facilitate is the ability to have more in-depth conversations and discussions, as well as people being able to help each other out and answer questions. You should try not to automatically assume the worst. And, if someone gets out of hand on a thread that you're subscribed to, the best thing to do is to calmly remind them that there's no need for that behavior and then unsubscribe to the thread.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I've been waiting for this for months... or maybe years. The lack of reply notification is a major disincentive to leave comments when most other blogs (disqus) have it. Now I have a reason to click through from feedly more often.

radgatt says:

Thanks for doing this. Now I will know when Richard Yarnell responds to my anti Samsung comments lol

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apocacrux says:

I really missed this feature when leaving WP8 and the WPcentral app.
Nothing compares to that for news apps.
Still I'm glad Android Central is getting this.

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benurd says:

Thank. Gawd.

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lightyear420 says:

Well it's about damn time...I can't count how many times I've thought "I would reply, but what's the point since I have to remember I commented on that so I can check the conversation later" What's the point in commenting when you have no idea if and when people reply to your comment?

Anyway, thanks for the new feature....now if I can just remember to check that box.....

wezi427 says:

What took so long? Android Authority has done this for awhile. I prefer Android Central, but that why I would post more comments on Android Authority.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

We don't use Disqus for a number of reasons — including pretty horrible spam filtering, iirc.

Really needed that option. Now my life will be better ;)

artlu629 says:

This will be awesome. Can't wait.

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Wicket says:

awesome! thanks AC! *clicks check box*