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Today when I start a comment with "@someone" the @someone part doesn't appear in my comment. What gives? (Logged off and came back, no change...)

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marked as duplicate by quid, Bill Dubuque, user642796 Jun 30 '15 at 18:27

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    $\begingroup$ If the target is already notified by default then the software removes the redundant explicit notification. $\endgroup$ – Bill Dubuque Jun 30 '15 at 18:02
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    $\begingroup$ See also here and several related posts. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jun 30 '15 at 18:05
  • $\begingroup$ @BillDubuque Thanks - curious I never noticed. $\endgroup$ – David C. Ullrich Jun 30 '15 at 18:06
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    $\begingroup$ @DavidC.Ullrich what Bill Dubuque said is mainly true but not literally. (As this comment proves.) $\endgroup$ – quid Jun 30 '15 at 18:07
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    $\begingroup$ You can find further details in the MSO thread How do comment @replies work? $\endgroup$ – Bill Dubuque Jun 30 '15 at 18:13

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