It seems that the
@JohnDoe is not required anymore to reply in a comment and notify
JohnDoe, even if
JohnDoe only wrote a comment on the post (
JohnDoe is not the answer writer). Am I right?
If so, shouldn't the help provided on the editing help page be updated?
Replying in comments
The owner of the post you're commenting on will always be notified of your comment. If you are replying to someone else who has previously commented on the same post, mention their username: @peter and @PeterSmith will both notify a previous commenter named “Peter Smith”.
I have been notified:
On this SO answer (obviously, not mine), where Polynomial commented after me, but without inserting any