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Please update/fix the markdown help page for the usage of comment @username

This markdown help page is the one linked to when you click on "advanced help" when entering a comment/question/answer.

I noticed from the #tag (#comment-reply) in one of the links & looking at the source that it actually contains help for this... it just doesn't appear on the page.

Additional detail I had already written all of the following before I looked at the source for the help page so I thought I'd just leave it in (in case it could do with updating):

It took me about 15 minutes to track down what it's called (it has no name) and how to use it, but I eventually came across these questions that were extremely helpful:

What I found particularly useful were these comments (taken from those posts):

  • You cannot refer to a user in his/her own post(question/answer) (because they will be notified anyway)
  • You can refer only one user in a single post/comment
  • If a comment thread contains a comment by a user whose name starts with a non-ASCII letter, then just typing @ will bring the tab completer up with that name
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Please don't use the bug tag for things that are not software bugs on the site. –  Oded Jun 19 '13 at 9:37
    
@Oded Thank you. Please let me know who I should address this to because I know you are not said person: Although this has been fixed, nobody has closed it, commented as such or tagged it as status-completed. What is the process for this other than me checking back? I can't find any help for this process. –  Precastic Jun 20 '13 at 6:14

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