Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

We've just observed on The Heap the following:

enter image description here

That is, there is no mention of the author of the original post. However, he got a notification about the answer and the arrow points to the correct entry.

Here is how to reproduce the thing: simply post an answer with a soft carriage return in it. The new line must contain at least one non-whitespace character.

Well, I see this is a minor bug - but still a bug (buglet if there's anything like that :)

Credit goes to Andriy M who discovered it and Mikael Eriksson who showed how to reproduce.

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Anything that is not a normal single-line message – Wikipedia oneboxes, YouTube videos, and, well, multi-line pastes – has no pretend-mention, since that wouldn't really make sense. The point of even allowing multiline messages is copy&pasting a text from somewhere, and adding a user name to the beginning of such a text is just wrong.

Using multiple lines for a normal chat message is heavily discouraged (to the disdain of some people).

share|improve this answer
Well, this discouragement is a bit misdirected, I feel :) Newlines can give some structure to longish answers while keeping together it as a whole. – dezso Feb 2 '13 at 16:32

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .