# Notifying a moderator without flagging?

Does @Mod @Moderators etc work, or do I have to notify individually (@Qiaochu @Willie @Zev @Mariano, etc) if I seek moderator intervention?

In addition, the @-notification only works if the user is already participating in the comment thread. If you just randomly @Mariano on a comment thread which he has not commented on, he will not received any notification whatsoever. (In other words, the @-notification is expressly for comment responses and not for summoning genies.)