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For questions about comment @replies (a.k.a. pings).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Agent Smith Calling Agent Smith [duplicate]

AgentSmith (UserID=1) (not his real name) decides to ask a question at math.stackexchange.com. Another user with the same name (UserID=2) comments on this question and after a while a third one, also,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Notifying a moderator without flagging?

Does @Mod @Moderators etc work, or do I have to notify individually (...
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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 ...