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Not Receiving Notifications of Comments, Comment Replies

  1. The only things I am receiving notification of are comments on my posts, including MY OWN comments. I know when I've left a comment on my blog. I don't need to be notified.

    Responses to comments I leave on others' blogs no longer show up under "Notifications".

    Can someone please at least tell me if this is a glitch or if the notifications function has been redesigned? It was an incredibly useful feature, but it's useless as it.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Hi there,
    I won't ask you about settings because you know all about them. I tagged this thread for Staff assistance. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

  3. Thanks, TT~ very kind of you!

    I forgot to mention - I'm using updated Firefox with no add-ons.

  4. You're welcome and best wishes with sorting this. It sounds frustrating.

  5. I just went around to blogs where I've commented over the past three days.

    Many of my comments have received responses, and I've had no notification of that fact.

    For me, and the bloggers I associate with, the conversation that follows a blog posting is important. Not being able to know when someone has responded will make continuing those conversations almost impossible. Some blogs don't provide the "email checkbox" for comments, and in some cases, I've not received responses even when I've checked that box.

    If no one else is having this problem, I'm surely doing something wrong, but I dont' know what it is.

    And I'm still having every comment I leave on my own post show up in notifications.

  6. It just occurred to me - could this be a theme-specific problem?

  7. Hi there,

    I'm sorry this is happening. It shouldn't be theme-specific.

    Could you post a couple URLs of posts where you're commenting and not receiving notification?

    Have you checked here to modify your settings for receiving comments via email on different blogs you follow:!/read/edit/

    And, one last question (for now!) - what version of Firefox are you using?


  8. Sorry to jump in on this, but I'm having pretty much the same problem as of this morning. I'm not getting notifications of comments on my posts, but I AM getting notifications when I reply to comments.



    The comment I didn't receive the notification about is showing in my recent comments widget (screenshot: ), but I never received an email or light up notification about it. I also noticed that my comments on ALL posts are no longer in grey (the comment box is usually a different colour on my theme for the author of the posts) they're the same colour as all other commenters.

    Chrome Version 24.0.1312.56 m

    (I just ran CCleaner and cleared all caches and cookies before logging in this morning.)

  9. zandyring ~ Thanks so much for stopping by.

    I've never subscribed to comments via email. Instead, I've depended on the notification tab to keep me up to date.

    For example, I left a comment this morning on Portraits of Wildflowers. Just now, it's last on the page. As you can see, the blog owner responded to my comment.

    Until three or four days ago, Steve's comment would have appeared in my notifications tab, and I could respond or not, as I chose. Now, I'm not getting notice of his comments.

    Another blog where I've had the problem is here.

    There are two problems. The first is that my notifications tab is getting clogged up with my own responses on my blog. The other is that I never know when someone has responded to a comment I've left on their blog.

    I don't want to be notified of comments via email, because it would just make a mess of my inbox. I guess my real questions are:

    1. Am I supposed to be getting notice of responses to my comments in the notifications tab?
    2. Are my own comments on my blog supposed to be showing up in my notifications tab?

    I don't know whether I'm dealing with glitches or some new wordpress features!

    I'm using Firefox 18.0.1 with no add-ons. Firefox says this is an up-to-date version. And I've likewise done the beloved cookie dance.


  10. thebirdingbunch

    I was asked to post my issue here. I am receiving notifications on the admin bar for the comments I leave on my own blog. I started a post this morning. I have other comment issues, as well, so here is the link, if you wish to look.

    As of this point, I have not received email notification of my own comments. This continues to work well, only receiving notifications of others' comments on my blog.

    I am yet on Firefox 16. 0.1, not ready to switch to the newest as it is causing trouble with another site I use.

    Thank you. :)

  11. For what it's worth, I just received an email notification for a comment on one of my posts (this wasn't happening earlier), but I'm still receiving notifications when I comment on my own posts.

  12. starshining4ever

    I'm also getting notified when I post a comment on my own blog. Everything else—getting notified about new comments, likes, and replies to my comments on other blogs—works fine.

  13. I'm also getting notified when I reply to comments on my own blog. Else -- it works fine.

  14. I am getting notifications of my own comment replies too although fortunately I am not getting emails about them.

  15. johnnycrabcakes

    Ditto -- Same problem -- notification of my own comments on my own posts -- don't know if I'm not receiving notification of replies to comments I've left on other's blogs....
    Using Firefox 18.0.1, but this just started today and I haven't changed anything with Firefox in weeks...

  16. johnnycrabcakes

    Just checked -- same thing happening with Safari 5.1.7

  17. mylifeafterglow

    Same problem here. So weird that I'm getting notification of my own comments on my own posts. I'm using new version of Google chrome. Please help!

  18. On another thread, staff member gibrown said:

    "Sorry about that, a bug on our end was incorrectly generating notifications for your own comments on posts that you authored. The problem has been fixed for the toolbar notifications and we've deleted the incorrect notifications from your stream.

    We're still investigating how email notifications were affected. Sorry for the hassle."

    The problem has NOT been fixed for me.

    I continue to get toolbar notifications of my own comments.

    I am not receiving notification of other bloggers' responses to my comments on their posts.

    I am using Firefox 18.0.1. I have cleared my cache and cookies before testing the system again five minutes ago.

  19. thebirdingbunch

    The notification issue has been fixed for me. I wrote a test comment and no orange notification. And all my previous comments have been removed, showing only others' comments and replies to my comments on other blogs.

    I am still having the nesting issues, but I will post that on my original thread, rather than confuse things here. :)

  20. Hi Shoreacres,

    Are these fresh notifications, or from before the fix earlier this morning? Thanks for any clarification!


  21. zandyring ~ They were fresh notifications.

    After I saw the fix announced, I responded to some comments on my own blog, and those comments appeared in my notifications tab.

    Then I went to a couple of blogs and left comments. They were responded to, but I received no notification.

    In addition, I received some "likes" this afternoon which did not appear in the notifications tab. Previously, "likes" and "follows" had been appearing, but at least for now, the likes have gone AWOL, too.


  22. This is just beyond irritating.

    Could someone at least tell me whether I SHOULD be receiving notification of other's responses to my comments on their blogs?

    I just spent a full half hour going to blogs where I've left comments. Sure enough, there are responses scattered around everywhere - and I haven't received a single notification.

  23. thebirdingbunch

    Do you see the replies on the Comments I've Made found on your Dashboard? I know it is not a fix and it isn't perfect because it does not show the nesting, but it will update any time someone replies to a post you left a comment on. But at least it is one place you can go to instead of going to the different blogs until this is fixed.

    I just saw today that someone replied to some comments that I was not notified for. It is possible he just left a comment rather than a direct reply since I have received other notifications. I'll have to ask.

  24. shoreacres - would you mind linking to a few examples of comments you've made on others' blogs where you didn't receive a notification? Thanks.

  25. shoreacres - Thanks for those. A few other troubleshooting requests, if you don't mind:

    Could you please try logging out and back in and let me know if it makes a difference after commenting on another site?

    Could you also please try a different browser than the one you normally use, and let me know if it is the same there?

    Thanks so much.

  26. @kathrynwp ~

    I logged out, cleared cache/cookies again and logged back in - no difference.

    I tried both Chrome and IE with no luck.

    Last night I did receive toolbar notification of two responses to a single comment on the same blog, here. Nothing since, even though I left several comments last night.

    Here's a current example of a comment reply with no toolbar notification.

  27. Update on Sunday, February 3.

    Comments I make on my own blog STILL ARE APPEARING in my toolbar notifications.

    Responses by others to comments I made last night and this morning ARE NOT APPEARING in notifications.

  28. An update and slight clarification:

    Comments I make on my own blog STILL ARE APPEARING in my toolbar notifications.

    Responses by others to comments I make on their blogs ARE NOT APPEARING in notifications.

  29. starshining4ever

    Ok, it's all working for me now :)


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