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Why does Stack Overflow only allow one @User per comment?

This restriction lead me to a non-comment like this:

@MiMo - seem my previous comment (Only one @ user per comment)

Which left me wondering why Stack Overflow is blocking me from notifying two users of a response.

I am sure there is a reason for this, can some one share it with me?

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So you can't spam loads of users at once, and have to choose carefully who needs to be interrupted with a red light on their inbox. –  AndrewC Jan 23 '13 at 0:50
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@AndrewC Opposed to spamming one user per comment, and generating more noise for everyone else. Much better! –  NullUserException อ_อ Jan 23 '13 at 0:54
    
    
@NullUserExceptionอ_อ That's my understanding of the reasoning. I don't recall being party to the decision and don't have the ear of the team enough for convincing me to be worth your while. –  AndrewC Jan 23 '13 at 0:58
    
@NullUserException Personally, I'd find multiple notification occasionally handy, but I answered the question as written, which was about why, not whether. The one nice thing about the state of play is that it's impossible to do "@ Jeff, @ Joel, @ Jay,: Can you fix this bug right away, this is urgent for me." –  AndrewC Jan 23 '13 at 1:13
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For those voting to close: I don't believe this question is a duplicate. The linked question is a feature request, asking to allow multiple @user pings. This question is asking the reason for only allowing 1. –  Danny Beckett Jul 5 '13 at 11:06

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