Get Emailed About Comment Replies

Want to get an email when someone respond to your comment on Consumerist? Sign up for free notification at Enter your email, commenter name, select the “Consumerist” checkbox and hit subscribe. Follow the link in the authorization email and you’re ready to go. No spam, no gimmicks, just a free script a guy named Brian Bailey put together because it had to be done.

Bunedoggle (Thanks to ColoradoShark!)


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  1. tenners says:

    i like this, thanks!

  2. AtConsumeristPanel_GitEmSteveDave says:

    I was psyched about this idea until I realized you have to enter your “exact” name. Since I change mine everyday, it would mean stopping that, which scares me. :D

  3. Hank Scorpio says:

    Why isn’t this just built into the commenting system to begin with? Even the default commenting system in Expression Engine (which my dinky little blog that no-one’s ever even heard of runs on) has this built right in.

    As it is now, I just subscribe to the RSS feed for the comments on any article I’m interested in follow-ups on. I kinda find that a little better than an email, anyway.

  4. Anathema777 says:

    This is great — thanks!

  5. HiPwr says:

    My legions of detractors may want me exempt from this feature.

  6. Vanilla5 says:

    Awesome! I know over at Jezebel, we’ve been asking for this for forEVER!

  7. ColoradoShark says:

    Hey, someone comment on my comment to test this, please?

  8. Meathamper says:

    Get this guy a Nobel prize!

  9. dumblonde says:

    Does commenter name mean user name or the name that appears when you comment? Because mine are different.

  10. humphrmi says:

    What happens when Consumerist is no longer supported on the Gawker platform, and goes it’s own Consumers Union-led way?

  11. HogwartsAlum says:

    This is nice, but I just check my Profile every time I read the site. The only thing I’ve noticed is sometimes when I click on my comment to see replies is that it doesn’t always take me directly to my comment. Is that a glitch?

  12. Dave says:

    How many times has the comment “system” broken? How many times have people’s @replies gone to the wrong comment? Seriously, this blog would get so many more comments if you actually had a built-in comment system integrated like WordPress, Drupal, etc. Don’t make it hard for us users to comment and subscribe to comments, etc.