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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?

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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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