Suppose a user commented on my post and due to some reason I overlooked and then forgot.

As it is my question, the one who responded for my question would not care to write another comment if I do not respond for his/her previous comment. Same problem with comments to answers/comments/questions.

If some one post a comment doing @praphulla and I did not respond yet, Should there be a reminder kind of thing? In gmail it happens.

Is it possible to set such reminder? Does it happen in any other sites on overflow?

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    $\begingroup$ Well, not all comments need to be answered -- many are just for information. If there would be such reminders as you propose, I guess this would make people be swamped with that type of messages. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    Feb 2, 2019 at 14:40
  • $\begingroup$ @StefanKohl As you said, it may be the case that some comments are just for information... In other cases What do you think is a reasonable thing to do? $\endgroup$ Feb 2, 2019 at 16:38
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    $\begingroup$ So far I don't see a convincing reason to change anything in this respect at all. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    Feb 2, 2019 at 23:19
  • $\begingroup$ @StefanKohl: A dismiss button could easily fix that. Are you really that swamped by comment responses? $\endgroup$ Feb 4, 2019 at 6:53
  • $\begingroup$ @FrançoisG.Dorais: Yes, a dismiss button would certainly fix that. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    Feb 4, 2019 at 17:06


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