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Is it rude not to reply?

Nope. Nobody has the right to usurp your time. In fact, it is rude of someone to expect that you drop everything to answer every single follow-up question they may possibly have. You are here for ...
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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?

"Rude" is maybe a strong word, but it is certainly discouraged. If you do it once, likely nothing much negative will happen. But as a rule please do not do this. An exception might be if the ...
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Is it rude not to reply?

In the specific case you describe I second what J.M. said. In my opinion the most apt course of action is to state that you do not wish to elaborate. This has several advantages: OP knows there is ...
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Has the notification system for comments changed?

Could you be a bit more specific about the situation in which you expect to get a comment. In the current revision you write: "I do not get a notification when someone writes a comment under an ...
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User disagreements in comments

To signal the (perceived) problem with an edit via a comment on the concerned post was the correct approach. The software allows to comment-notify editors of questions for this reason. It is also ...
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Is it rude not to reply?

It depends on the circumstance. If you post one comment or answer (a hint, as you say) and the OP requests further clarification in the comments and you choose not to reply, I believe that is rude. ...
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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 wouldn't find a one-off comment rude or even a problem in the slightest, especially if this was a subject of particular interest to the user. After all, it takes a moment to be notified of a ...
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Whoever removed the "@" in the directed comments...

There are some situations when a user is notified about comments even without being addressed using @username syntax. Details on how comment-replies work can be found here: How do comment @replies ...
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To whom am I replying?

This doesn't exactly answer the question, still posting my comment to the question as an answer, for future reference: Anyway, while I can guess to whom I was speaking, sometimes I have no idea. ...
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Is it rude not to reply?

I believe that simply choosing not to reply is a bit rude. I would support leaving a comment such as "Please put more effort into this question. I would rather not post a full solution" instead of not ...
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Is it rude not to reply?

Think about what you would want, if you were asking the question. (You should be able to figure out the answer from this fairly good hint.)
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Is it rude not to reply?

I understand your point that sometimes you feel that the student is not giving a minimum effort, and it is true that you have no moral obligation to reply and elaborate. The best course of action ...
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Who should be pinged by the "@<user>" feature if there is more than one match

From the Meta Stack Exchange How do comment @replies work? thread: Matching is performed in reverse chronological order, so if five people named John are participating, @john will match the most ...
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Why was I notified inbox without being tagged?

The comment is addressed using "@trueblueanil", with I suspect that member having a previous comment there that was deleted. If that's true and this deletion occurred before the comment you'...
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To whom am I replying?

Since the link in the accepted answer seems to be dead, here is a solution using SEDE. We're looking at comment replies used below posts by a given users and after comments by a given user. This is by ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Notifications to participants are needed.

I will share some of my thoughts. The main reason you run into these disagreements is, AFAICT, the following: Various users on our site hold wildly differing ideals of what they want the site to ...
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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?

The software tries to avoid @name syntax when it is not needed. Presumably you were in one of these two cases: You were the original poster and there was only one other user that had commented. ...
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Issues happen when users change their username on the site

As a moderator and many others have noted, comments are ephemeral in the StackExchange scheme of content. So avoid leaving important content only in Comments. Significant (non-tangential) ideas ...
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Missing Notifications for Comments on a Question.

A regression bug was introduced here that prevented some (but not all) comment notifications from going out. The issue has been fixed. Unfortunately there is no practical way for us to requeue the ...
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How to delete your old username from the comment's section, after changing your username?

I think the best you can do is flag each of the comments for moderator attention and explain that you want the entire comment deleted due to the fact that it contains your full name. The moderators ...
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Quoting people in the comments

This is not a quote, but rather a way to ping the user with the name after the @ (in the sense that they will receive a notification in their SE inbox that you pinged them). You can do this for at ...
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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 have a lot of answers out there and find this behavior quite rare-a few times a year. More often I get tagged after answering a recent question asking me to take a look at another of the same ...
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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?

Yes, this is rude, really regardless of whether the post is old. If it is in a subject that they are interested in, they will see the new question and answer it if they want to. They don't need a ...
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Searching in comments for a specific OP of a question and a word used in comments

Stack Exchange API have a function to return replies to specific user, so it is possible that you could somehow search among replies to you using this. But as I am not really familiar with using the ...
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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.

It is not wanted that a user with less than 50 rep points writes comments. It is also not wanted that answers are created that are not real answers but comments or anything else. It is intended that ...
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To whom am I replying?

An additional method to find prior displaynames is querying the PostHistory table. It holds for some events a JSON blob with the userid and displayname at that time. For these events the Text column ...
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User disagreements in comments

As quid already said in their answer, it is perfectly fine to discuss in comments things which are not related to the question's content, but more to the issues of formatting, editing, tagging, ...
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Does typing @username on my phone in comments ping people?

Yes, a typed-in at-notification will ping. You could also type it out on your laptop. I frequently do this. (Why do you think it does not?) The feature you describe is only there to ease the input ...
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Only one additional @user can be notified...

I am not exactly certain I understand what is your concern, but I believe I finally understood what it might be. It is by design that only one user can be @-notified per comment. If you want to ...
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Auto-delete a comment in reply to a deleted comment

Let me first answer the two questions directly: Is there any way to get aware of such a comment-deletion? There is no functionality on the site to get alerted to comment-deletions. You have to ...
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