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Allow more than one @name notification per comment

Why is it only possible to react on only one of the earlier comments?

In this question: UISearchBar calls API everytime a letter is typed and not on Searchbutton click

I would've loved to use the @-function to both persons.

Is this intentional? Why?

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marked as duplicate by casperOne Feb 1 '12 at 14:14

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Yes, it's intentional. I believe this feature request has been shot down many times. Example: Allow more than one name notification per comment – jadarnel27 Feb 1 '12 at 13:59
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see it as well, but throw some weight behind the original (more votes, put a bounty, etc). – casperOne Feb 1 '12 at 14:15

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Yes, it's intentional. As per How do comment @replies work?:

You can explicitly notify one (1) other commenter, editor, or ♦ moderator who closed a question

It goes on to say;

Comments containing more than one @name are blocked unless they contain a backtick `. In the latter case, only the first name mentioned using the @name syntax will be notified. For example, @alice @bob Hi!` will notify Alice (if she has participated in that post), but not Bob.

Yes, it sucks. Yes, we've asked it to be reverted. and no, Jeff won't hear us

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Hehe shame. Thanks for the answer though. – Totumus Maximus Feb 1 '12 at 14:36
well, the multiple name block is there because people asked for it.. if you don't block it, people will open one zillion meta posts asking why it doesn't "work" – Jeff Atwood Feb 1 '12 at 18:12

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