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Comment error while posting comments [duplicate]

When I want to give a comment on a question/answer to a particular user, say David, i generally type @David: This is blah,blah... But recently that is the past 2 days, I am observing that the "@" ...
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Use of initial "at" followed by the username [duplicate]

Say a user is called Beowulf. In a comment under his posting you try to start with "@Beowulf". I know I've seen this done. But several times, the software has edited that out when I hit "save". I ...
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Making your comments heard [duplicate]

I recently asked a question on Math.SE and got an answer. However, I wanted some clarification so I wanted to add a comment. However, I am unable to use the @username feature to make sure that the ...
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How to Comment: why does the linked name sometimes appear, but not always? [duplicate]

I've noticed that when I make a comment with "@user blah blah yada yada" it sometimes appears as "blah blah yada yada" whereas other times it appears as "@user blah blah yada yada". Perhaps I'm doing ...
James S. Cook's user avatar
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1 answer
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Quoting people in the comments [duplicate]

I put this down as support for categories...apologies in advance if that is incorrect, I don't know what else to tag this with. How do you quote people in the comments now? I put "@" and ...
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The ping system doesn't seem to work for me. [duplicate]

In the past week or so I tried pinging other members, but the system doesn't seem to work for me. Here for example I am writing @Jochen I am trying to ping a member with the handle Jochen, and it ...
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The "at" thing isn't working... [duplicate]

Today when I start a comment with "@someone" the @someone part doesn't appear in my comment. What gives? (Logged off and came back, no change...)
David C. Ullrich's user avatar
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Formatting Sandbox

Basically the same as Formatting Sandbox in Meta Stack Exchange, but since this and Statistical Analysis are the only two sites (I know) supporting $\TeX$ formatting, I believe we also need one here ...
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How to mention someone in comments if his\her name doesn't appear after typing its first letters?

Suppose there is a question of a member $A$. I want to mention this member $A$(so it appears in the comment as "@A"). sometimes,when I type the first letters of name "$A$", The name appears in a ...
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How to put a math formula into a comment to a question on StackExchange

Is there a way to write math formulae in a comment to a question on StackExchange (Mathematics Meta). I'm sure this must have been asked before but my search didn't come up with anything (a reference ...
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Commenting begins with @username

Whenever I am responding by using "add a comment" I always begin with @username. Here are what I observed and am curious for their explanations: (1) Sometimes the system prompts the complete username ...
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What does it mean if I try to tag a user in the comments and it doesn't highlight or record?

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. ...
Steven Thomas Hatton's user avatar