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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get people to notice I added a comment which is a follow-up question

I recently asked a question about the beginning of a proof in a book. Artudo Magidin helped me greatly, but it took me 2 days until I understood the answer and could accept it. Now I have another ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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@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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Notifying a moderator without flagging?

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