Threaded Conversations in ActiveRain finally work as they should!
Way back in time (Sept 2015), ActiveRain team introduced the ability to do threaded conversations. In other words, when you wanted to reply to someone's comment, you didn't need to start a separate comment way down further (and very much disconnected). You could click the "reply" link under the comment and keep it linked together on the page, also known as a comment thread. This allows you (and everyone else) to see both sides of the conversation and it is so much easier to follow the two sides of the conversation.
Well, for best intentions, even if you tagged the person to notify them, the system did not actually send them a notification. So it was quite likely that the person never would go back to see what you wrote in reply. Therefore, most ActiveRainers chose to keep on doing replies to comments the OLD way, because at least you could notify them. The tradeoff is that the reply was often way down the page (scroll/scroll/scroll) and disconnected.
So the news from our current dev team is that reply notifications is now FIXED.
(thank you dev team!!! do you know how huge a fix this is for us???)
You can reply to someone directly underneath their comment, when you tag them in the reply they WILL get a notification. (Reminder: to tag someone, you'll need to type @ followed by the first few letters of their name, when the list pops up, click on their name. You can tag anyone that you are subscribed to and/or anyone that has commented on the post.)
So to recap visually...
This is the workaround that people have been using until now. You'll see the reply to a comment in a new separate comment (so the notification would send). But there is usually a big separation between the two parts.
So, now that notifications work in replies to comments, notice how much more clean the conversations become! The reply is connected to the original comment and when you @tag the person, they will get notification!
Also, I understand that when you tag somebody in the body of your blog post, those notifications are now again working (they had stopped working for a while... you thought they got a notification when you tagged them, but they never did).
Let's test a few people to see if this notification works now...
(please let me know in a comment)
Kathy Streib - Liz and Bill Spear - Aura Alex - Debe Maxwell, CRS
Finally, here's a pro tip for you. When you are making a comment on a blog post, you do NOT need to tag the author of the post. The system automatically notifies the blogger that their post has a new comment. It is cleaner in your comment to not do the tagging. This may fall on many deaf ears, but at least maybe a few will adjust accordingly.