I know that the doublequote allows you to quote other posters, but is there a way to notify them that they've been quoted? What I really need is a way to make sure I get a response for something I don't understand in the first answer.

  • $\begingroup$ Are you trying to notify the author of an answer, or the author of a comment? If the former, just leave a comment under the answer. $\endgroup$
    – user856
    Jan 31 '13 at 21:21

Use the comment reply functionality (write @user somewhere in the comment), be nice and cross your fingers. Since this is free there is no guarantee for a (another) reply...

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see here for something how it works:


How do comment @replies work?


  • $\begingroup$ Are they notified that I've posted a comment on their answer? $\endgroup$
    – bbr4in
    Jan 31 '13 at 23:17
  • $\begingroup$ @user52187 Yes, see the edit, but I might have overlooked it, sorry... $\endgroup$
    – draks ...
    Feb 1 '13 at 11:16
  • $\begingroup$ How come I can't see the @ sign at the beginning of my comment? $\endgroup$
    – bbr4in
    Feb 1 '13 at 12:05
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    $\begingroup$ @user52187 Both your questions (and much much more) are answered in the authoritative guide on comment replies. Please read through it. $\endgroup$ Feb 1 '13 at 13:51

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