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How can I put the @ sign in a comment without referring to a person? I want to have six @ characters in a comment (ruby on rails variables), yet when I try to do this, I'm getting an error being unable to notify that many people in a single comment.

It seems that the workaround @ is not being replaced with an @ sign, either.

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Use backticks:


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Like so: @@@@@@@@ –  Pëkka Aug 14 '11 at 13:31
Literally, @mb1 won't notify you. –  M. Tibbits Aug 14 '11 at 13:42
Goodluck with that ;-) –  Arjan Aug 14 '11 at 13:47
You should be doing this anyway, since he says the @ signs are used to indicate variables in Ruby on Rails. Variable names are inline code snippets. –  Cody Gray Aug 14 '11 at 13:48
Nice, these backticks work –  mb1 Aug 15 '11 at 6:10

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