I know I can click on the activity tab of my profile to see all the comments, questions, and answers I've posted. I also know that I can click on the responses tab to see all the comments on questions or answers that I've posted.

However, when I post a comment on someone else's question or answer, I can't seem to find a way to be informed. The only way I've been doing it is by returning to the question every once in a while.

Am I missing something? If not, and there is no way of being informed when someone else posts a comment on a question or answer I've posted on, I think it might be a useful addition. Something akin to subscribing to the question.

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Using the favorite functionality will probably help you. According to here:

Changes to the question will now notify users who have favorited the question. Notifications include comments to the question, edits, new answers, and edits to answers. This is a way to get updates on questions that you yourself didn't ask.

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    I marked this as answered because it answers the question. I would however, love to have a way to automate this function, so I don't have to manually favorite the question as a separate step from adding a comment
    – Menachem
    Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 23:15
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    @Menachem that sounds like a feature request for the SE people... You can try posting it on Meta (just try to figure out if it was asked before)
    – yydl
    Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 1:04
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    turns out it was asked a while ago: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1093/… . Seems they decided to add the @ functionality instead.
    – Menachem
    Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 8:56

One way you can get notified is that if the commenter thinks their comment is worthy of your attention, they can @mention you in their comment. Of course, that depends on the choice of the commenter, so it's not all of what you're looking for.

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