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I tried to tag a user in a comment replying to his previous comment. Usually if I type @UserNa.... the name will appear in a pop-up field. But when I tried to tag one user, the name didn't pop up. When I saved the comment, the tag vanished.

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The software tries to avoid @name syntax when it is not needed.

Presumably you were in one of these two cases:

  • You were the original poster and there was only one other user that had commented.

  • You were addressing the original poster of the post (and there weren't others commenting already).

In these cases, the other user is notified no matter what and the @name is not needed. Thus it is not proposed and even suppressed when the comment is submitted.

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    $\begingroup$ So basically I spammed the guy, by trying to repost a few times. Live and learn. $\endgroup$ – Steven Thomas Hatton Jun 18 '17 at 18:44
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, they were notified of each comment. But most likely it's not that big a deal as all the notifications won't show up separately when they check. $\endgroup$ – quid Jun 18 '17 at 18:47

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