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Notifying a moderator without flagging?

Does @Mod @Moderators etc work, or do I have to notify individually (...
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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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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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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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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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Editing Comments [duplicate]

My question is simply why we are not able to edit our comment after 5 minutes from typing it. Some times a typo mistake can change the whole idea or the point of view we are aiming to send. Thus it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a user who made an edit be pinged

I know that using @username in a comment I can ping people who were "engaged in the post", which includes: The poster (IIRC he is pinged even without @username ). Someone who wrote some of the ...
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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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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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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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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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Comment Link to OP not Possible

I recently tried to address the OP of this question in a comment. The auto completion doesn't work (at least not for me). How can I (theoretical) call him? Is this a general problem of user, having a ...
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Several @user in the comment

When there is a discussion in comments (especially on meta), sometimes I miss an opportunity to call two users in one comment. Hence, when I need to answer both users and I want to be sure that they ...
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Tagging more than one person in a comment

I have noticed then when I first wish to tag someone in a comment with "@" upon typing say "g" choices come up like "gauss" or "galois" depending on which user is mentioned in the thread. However when ...
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Notification to commenter when @username is not employed

I noticed this behavior. Is it new? In question Q: user A posts an answer, then user B posts a comment under the answer of A, then user A posts $n$ additional comments without an @B ping, then ...
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Notification via @(user name) not working

After changing my user name to D B Lim, it seems whenever someone does @D or @D B Lim, I don't get a notification. Is this some kind of glitch? Should I change my username to one that is just one ...
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Should we discourage the use of multiple redundant @username pings in comments?

EDIT $\ $ There is now an "experimental" SE software revision blocking comments with multiple @name's, see Jeff Atwood's answer below. As was mentioned in this recent question, only the first @name ...
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Ping only works for the first @

I have come up against this "feature" several times now, and almost everybody appears to be unaware of it. Only the first ping functions in a comment. I understand that this is by design, but really,...
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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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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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Tagging people not always working? [duplicate]

Tagging people in comments doesn't seem to work for me, at least not always. I just tagged someone in a comment I made (not the first comment on the answer, if that matters), and the "@xxx" part wasn'...
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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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Why isn't @ displayed in my comment? [duplicate]

Whenever I type a comment to a person X, I begin with @X: so that the person is notified. Lately I have been noticing that on typing @X when the comment is submitted it is often that the @X: part is ...
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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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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 ...