Recently comments to any WordPress blog were automatically set to send you replies from all who made comment on a topic. Whether you wanted them or not.
(Reference: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/follow-comments/ )
If you followed more than a few WordPress blogs this meant that your email suddenly exploded!
Well, apparently they got a lot of feedback, and the users were not happy!
So as of yesterday, May 17th, they have now switched it back to user control. Simply put, if you want to follow a hot topic and keep abreast of all comments you have the option to check the box and receive any and all comments for that topic… Or not! User control is always a good policy.
Thank you WordPress!