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Why was I notified inbox without being tagged?

combinatorics duplicates question In the above post when OP tagged trueblueanil, I got notified too why? Proof:
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I want to respond to a comment on my answer which I want to Delete?

Let us say, I answer a Question. One user comes along to Point out that my answer is wrong. I want to Delete that wrong answer. All okay till now. Still, I want to respond to that user who left a ...
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Should I post link as a comment or an answer?

Situation: A question was asked. I tried to find a solution, but got stuck. So I asked for help from MSE and am currently waiting for answers. If I get a suitable answer, then I plan on posting this ...
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Issues happen when users change their username on the site

Sometimes I change my username on the MSE site. and it cause a problem. for example for my older comments on posts when I discuss with other users in comment section we normally tag usernames in the ...
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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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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 ...
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Has the notification system for comments changed?

I noticed in the past days, that I do not get a notification when someone writes a comment under an answer, where I commented too, unless I am referred to with the usual @username. I have the feeling ...
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How to delete your old username from the comment's section, after changing your username?

I had been using math.stackexchange with my real name. As I begun noticing that stackexchange community is SEO friendly, I decided for privacy reasons, to change my username to just my first name. But ...
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Is it rude to tag someone in the comments of an old post and politely ask them to check out your new question related to another post?

I was wondering whether is it rude to tag someone (who was extremely helpful in the past) in the comments of an old post and politely ask them to check out your new question related to another post ...
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Searching in comments for a specific OP of a question and a word used in comments

I would like to search for my username user122424 and a specific word used in comments that I remember from reading that comment to get back to it. How can I do that?
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Missing Notifications for Comments on a Question.

My problem is similar to the one given as problem 1 here. The responses it got did not resolve the matter. I have not received a notification in my inbox for either this comment nor this comment on ...
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Auto-delete a comment in reply to a deleted comment

It has happened to me many times that I posted an answer and a user found a minor or major flaw in my answer, commented it and I fixed it. Then after, I thanked the guy for his helpful feedback and ...
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@username tag inside answers and to adapt when user name changes

It is not uncommon that in answers or comments one refers to some other user. I’ve seen a lot of answers which for example start with “The answer [username] gave is great, but I’d like to add a ...
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Notifications to participants are needed.

Two persons voted to close this question as "off topic" at a time when its entire content was this: In a graph model like wikipedia, with 5.4 million pages/nodes (a) and 20 links/edges per node (b),...
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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. ...
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I can't comment on posts yet due to lack of reputation but my answer was added as a comment, now I can't answer the questions they are making me.

I recently answered a question and it was added to the post as a comment (even though I cannot write them because I have reputation under 50) because it said something like "Answer considered trivial"....
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Only one additional @user can be notified...

I wanted to give the update part of this question, as a comment. It is impossible, and I see the following: "Only one additional @user can be notified..." So I add that comment as the update part ...
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Is it rude not to reply?

Suppose that I posted, as an answer, a fairly good hint to a question, but the OP still can't solve it on their own, and they ask me for further details. Would it be rude if I did not reply? The only ...
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Whoever removed the "@" in the directed comments...

Lately I've seen that whenever the comments are directed at me, I no longer see «@username blah blah», but just «blah, blah». I don't think this is a good idea. People will start to forget to put @, ...
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Does typing @username on my phone in comments ping people?

On my laptop, when I type @us, there is a little box with "username" and when I click on that, after I submit my comment it pings the person. However on my phone this doesn't happen. If I type out @...
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User disagreements in comments

What is the proper etiquette for a user to "warn" another user? I frequently read "intuition" and "big picture" questions here and on mathoverflow. To facilitate finding them, if I find a one ...
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Who should be pinged by the "@<user>" feature if there is more than one match

Recently in the main site, I visited the users tab, and there I searched for "Subhadeep Dey", and it showed two results, this one and my own profile, and in both the cases, the username is totally ...
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To whom am I replying?

Here's another potentially dumb question. As I go through old comments, I find myself to have replied to @users who seem to have changed their name. Anyway, while I can guess to whom I was speaking, ...
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Load latex in comments on mobile app? [duplicate]

I have the SE app on Android and latex loads great for questions and answers but never on comments. I figure someone would have mentioned it by now but it's been probably a year or two and I've ...
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Is there a way to block pings/notifications of a specific user?

Is there a way to block pings/notifications of a specific user? If possible, on a specific question? I did a quick search through the first pages of the entries "ping", "block", "notifications" etc ...
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What is the correct syntax for directing a comment to a specific user?

I believe the syntax to use is that @ symbol followed by the member's username with no spaces. That one is easy when a username is formatted as one word. What should one do if a member's username has ...
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The @ symbol, does this do anything or are people just using it to reference a person because of Twitter?

I get a lot of @MarkLaPolla but I have not noticed any special notification. I get notification with or without the use of the '@'. If the '@' is special, how do I use it to send notifications. Thanks....
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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...)
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Can we have *temporary comments* that can be read and deleted?

There could be a check-box when you post a comment that says 'temporary'. It must be mandatory for you to ping someone in the comment to use this feature. You must also require a certain rep threshold ...
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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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Notification upon editing comment

The following situation has happened to me several times: Someone writes a comment tagging me with the @, I read the comment, and shortly after the comment is edited in such a way that the nature of ...
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New users should be informed to use @ when replying

It's getting silly how many times I notice people not using @ when replying to someone. This is very concerning since the one who replies never gets an answer. It should be written somewhere near the ...
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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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Persistent comment

The site went offline some time ago, and right before it did, I have received a comment reply. I could only read that comment reply after the site came back online. But now it won't go away, even ...
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If several people use the same username, how do you ping just one of them? [duplicate]

I want to get someone's attention by using the @username feature. But I noticed that several people use the same username. So how does that work?
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What is the etiquette for forming the identifying string when using comment notifications?

I am a somewhat infrequent user of this site. I just came across some comment by a high-rep user whose displayname is of the form GivenName FamilyName, let us say John Doe. In this comment said user ...
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Tag someone in a comment [duplicate]

I want to tag the person who answered a section of my question and check with him as to how I must proceed. How can I do that?
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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 ...
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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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When is @ ping necessary to cause comment notification to take place?

I know that sometimes if you want a specific user to be notified by a comment, you have to put @so and so. But can someone explain to me when that is and isn't necessary? Thanks!
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@Jim Green, @JimGreen or @Jim?

Some users' user name contains space. My question is: To @ those users whose user names consist of two part, which one of the forms in the title I should use?
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Quote other people in comment and notify them

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'...
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Non Standard Characters in User Names

While browsing M.SE, I came along this comment. Out of curiosity I tried to put a comment-reply. Copy-paste is working (this time), but can't we have an autocompletion right after the @? BTW: Which ...
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What happens if I change @user to @user2? Will both be notified?

This also came up in this post. What happens if I change @user to @user2 in a comment by an edit? Will both be notified? The system seems to have at least a trigger, since using @'s in a comment ...
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Using @'s in a comment triggers the "One additional @user" box after editing, even though the users don't exist.

In this comment, I addressed a question that has two @'s in there, without the intention to ping someone. It was no problem to write the comment having two @'s, but after an edit it showed: even ...
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If I make an @user comment, then delete it, does the user still get notified?

Sometimes I write an @user comment, then delete it. For example, it might need significant editing, or I might subsequently think it's not important enough to leave. Question: If I make an @user ...
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@user not showing up in postings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment Link to OP not Possible I am using a Chrome browser. Sometimes, when I use "@user: {my comment}", the @user user name does not show up in the comment posting, but the ...
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Why am I not being notified of comments

I am not being notified of comments on the stackexchange inbox anymore.For example,this question: Evaluating an improper integral Did's comment in response to my comment(made in response to Did's ...
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Why does @someone sometimes disappear from comments?

I find the following occurring bug weird. When I post a comment I start with @someone. But for some reason this does not always get into the text. I get no error message but it is not there. In ...
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