I commented twice on this Question : Text disappearing and reappearing

Twice, the OP responded to my comments, but did not put in "@Prem", which would generally not have notified me.

Still, I got notified twice !!!

Why is that ? Is StackExchange trying out some guess-work on whom to notify , when new users do not include @username ?

  • I believe you get notified on any comment thread you contribute to, regardless of @
    – bxm
    Commented Jun 5, 2022 at 7:50
  • Might be true, but in one comment thread, OP accidentally used "@Prince" (who-ever he is!) & I was still NOT notified. In other comment threads, I was never notified, till now.
    – Prem
    Commented Jun 5, 2022 at 8:00

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From How do comment @replies work? on the main Meta:

Additionally, if a user comments on their own post and there is only one other person who has previously commented on that post, then that person is also notified, even if @name is not used.

And, as far as I can see, only you and the OP posted comments on the question you linked to.

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