# Pinging the author of a deleted comment

In the comments under the question Prove $\sqrt{\frac{a}{a+b}}+\sqrt{\frac{b}{b+c}}+\sqrt{\frac{c}{c+a}}\gt1$, I found the notorious four-word question that I flagged. It's automatically removed as expected. Before flagging, I pinged the comment's author. Will he receive the notification if his comment got deleted?

• It looks like the Comment's author replied to you. Does that sufficiently answer your query? Of course the reply doesn't prove that the ping succeeded, but I suspect if your Comment was posted before the flag, it would have gone through the normal process. Nov 26 '20 at 18:45

• @AlbusDumbledore It's just my personal shorthand meaning "users that can be notified by @name". More details about this type of notificaiton on meta. The linked answer suggests that all users whose comment is visible can be notified with @name. I hope that answer your question. Dec 1 '20 at 11:06