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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?

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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Nov 26 '20 at 18:45
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I made some experiments, thanks to my custom four-word question query on SEDE.

  1. I pinged the user before flagging: (s)he got notified as normal. (example)
  2. I flagged before pinging: the target user won't receive a notification because (s)he is no longer part of the ping-able users.
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  • $\begingroup$ i am a bit new to this,but what does no no longer ping able user mean? $\endgroup$ Dec 1 '20 at 9:46
  • $\begingroup$ @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. $\endgroup$ Dec 1 '20 at 11:06

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