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Allow more than one @name notification per comment

I'm a bit confused and would like to know the reason why you are only able to reply to one person? I had several situations lately, where it would have been handy if it was possible to notify several users at once. Whhat are the reasons for introducing this restriction?


It's not that I want to have an extensive discussion in the comment section, mostly it's just a short hint or notification you would like to assure to get read (point out a mistake or something like that). Atm I would post 2 comments (which I assume is not how it should be) rather then starting an unneccessary chat.

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marked as duplicate by Lix, Matt, Toon Krijthe, kiamlaluno, animuson Jun 20 '12 at 2:50

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Reply to more than one has been declined: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/45273/… the specific reason isn't in that post, I forget where it is – Ben Brocka Jun 13 '12 at 14:51
@Ben Well, that is the question i have. WHY? I searched and found no reasonable answer. – Christoph Jun 13 '12 at 14:53
AFAICT, ROI. I've also wanted to notify multiple users on occasions. Either way, this question is a dupe :) – Dave Newton Jun 13 '12 at 14:56

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This is what chat is for. Discussions are not supposed to be held in comments, as they quickly clog up the readability of the post.

If you must have a discussion, invite the users to a private room in chat. It's much more reliable, quicker, and is meant for that sort of thing.

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well, sometimes it's not worth it to start a new chat for that. E.g. when it's just a note or a hint. Atm I would most likely post two comments which is not how it should be... – Christoph Jun 13 '12 at 15:58

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