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I don't receive notifications

A user sent me several notifications in the comments of this discussion today, but I have not received any notification.
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Obsolete comments: To flag, or not to flag?

↑ That ↑ is the question...(Sorry, couldn't resist.) I've flagged a couple comments as obsolete here, and had both flags declined. These comments were suggestions to correct errors in OPs, which were ...
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Rendering error: Comments with MathJax syntax errors overflow their boxes

For some reason the rendering of the right hand column of the webpage is overlapping my comments and is preventing me from editing or deleting my post... Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 Windows XP ...
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CrossValidated's rather extreme up-voting problem

Users have pointed out that it is very difficult for beginners to comment on questions, see this thread. These users particularly seem to emphasize that it appears Cross Validated has separate ...
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I cannot add comments on cross validated!

I have been a user on cross validated website for quite some time. Around a month ago, I was suddenly unable to add tags to my questions or to add comments to any question. I have contacted the ...
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How did a user with 1 rep comment on an answer?

I was curious to see a comment from a user who had only 1 reputation on one of my answers (the commenter was not the original OP). The comment was a fine question and I of course had no objection to ...
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Comments on comments and communicating with a commenter

If I respond to a comment with a comment or question directed to the commenter, does the commenter necessarily see it? If not, is there any way I can draw their attention to it? I assumed the site ...
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Points of information for lowly members

I'm looking at this page, which includes an R expression (for the gam function in the mgcv package). The R expression includes two elements (functions?) which do not appear on the help page for that ...
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Are commenters notified when the original post is edited?

I wanted to know if commenters receive notifications when the original post they commented on, has been edited. I've received some editing suggestions through comments for one of my previously asked ...
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Shouldn't commenting require less reputation than answering? [closed]

I'm not sure I understand why extra reputation is required to be able to comment on questions and answers. (At my level of reputation--16 in CrossValidated, though higher in some other areas of ...
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Removing Obscured Comment

Unfortunately, in error, I have accidentally posted a comment which was not well formatted. Since then I have tried to remove it, but owing to the nature of the formatting, the delete button has been ...
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What is a “super-ping” and what does it mean if I get one?

I got a notice in my "inbox" about a chat message, but it's in a room I never heard of and never entered before. What's going on and what does that mean?
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Why are people providing answers in comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comments that are actually answers I've noticed that there are many examples of people providing partial answers or pointers in the comments to a question instead of ...
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How to notify me when someone comment my question?

I didn't get any notify that someone give comment to me. How to set the be alarmed? Thank you~
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Inconsistent processing of search requests

Linking through the multiple-comparisons tab gives a page listing 47 tagged questions (as of this moment). The textbox in the upper right corner reads "[multiple-comparisons]". Typing in another ...
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Delete comments when migrating to other SE site

I flagged this post as off-topic and more suitable for SO. I had a two-part comment that listed four possible duplicate questions on SO. When the question was migrated, the first half of my comment ...
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Library of helpful responses

Some situations come up frequently enough, especially with new users, that it seems useful to maintain a library of polite, helpful responses we can offer. Mods (and anyone else) can then copy and ...
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How to unvote on comments?

Occasionally I mistakenly upvote a comment. There seems to be no way to undo this action. Is this a bug? A feature? My missing something?
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Disappearing comments

A comment of mine mysteriously disappeared on the question: Is it “rows by columns” or “columns by rows”?. It is not a big deal as I had meant to delete it myself as the comment was no longer relevant ...