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I've noticed that when I make a comment with "@user blah blah yada yada" it sometimes appears as "blah blah yada yada" whereas other times it appears as "@user blah blah yada yada".

Perhaps I'm doing something wrong in how I point my comment to an intended user?

How should I formulate the comment so that the intended user sees the comment in their "responses" tab?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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marked as duplicate by Lord_Farin, Martin Sleziak, Martin Argerami, draks ..., Willie Wong Sep 13 '13 at 23:12

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This old MSO thread gives a bit of information about this. This somewhat newer MSO answer gives a hint of how this came about. (Note that the thread the latter link is on is a status-declined feature request to not remove the @ part of a comment.)

Finally, just in case you want even more information about @ replies, read here.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I look into your answer a bit later and accept it most likely... $\endgroup$ – James S. Cook Sep 13 '13 at 14:34

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