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I have simply edited this question and after some time, I got notification in my inbox about this comment. However, based on FAQ, last commenter with the most similar name should be notified, that means the questioner should be notified.

Both the questioner and I are called Martin. But I edited at 18:43, after which the other Martin (the OP) commented at 18:50. So I guess the other Martin should have been notified about wikp's 18:51 comment.


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The post owner is always notified of comments (no need for any @ reply), so any @Martin is assumed to not be directed at them (if you weren't present, it'd even be automatically removed)...this is working as-designed.

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Ah, I have forgotten this fact. – Martin. Jan 15 '12 at 22:15
It actually wouldn't have been removed, because the OP and at least one other user had participated in the comment thread. – Tim Stone Jan 15 '12 at 22:19
@Tim - In this case yes...that was more of a general statement of how things worked, not on this specific question. – Nick Craver Jan 15 '12 at 22:27
Yeah, it just seems a bit weird that the system considers the OP part of the comment thread in that case (allowing the unnecessary @mention through for the sake of clarity), but effectively ignores them if someone else participates who has the same name. I understand it from the "They're always notified anyway" perspective, but since the autocomplete doesn't include post editors, but will bring up "Martin" as a target in this case (the "wrong" Martin), it kind of feels like there's a disconnect there. – Tim Stone Jan 15 '12 at 22:39

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