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Will notification of @user in comment to an answer actually notify user which was commenting on another answer of the same question? The user autocompleter doesn't autocomplete the name.

I think information on this is missing in this answer.

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marked as duplicate by Second Rikudo, AsheeshR, ben is uǝq backwards, Mat, psubsee2003 Jul 20 '13 at 13:31

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Nope, you can't. –  Richard J. Ross III Jul 20 '13 at 13:17
    
Too bad! Then I have to write another comment on that answer too! Too much clutter! This should be supported to reduce comment clutter! –  Tomas Jul 20 '13 at 13:18
    
It says "Notifications apply to the author, users with active bounties, commenters (associated to current non-deleted comments), and editors of the question or answer that you are commenting on—users not in that list cannot be notified.", so your question is already answered... it doesn't cross posts. –  ben is uǝq backwards Jul 20 '13 at 13:22
    
Hey this is not a duplicate, @benisuǝqbackwards and others! From the statement "commenters (associated to current non-deleted comments)" is not clear which commenters are meant - commenters of this post, of all post of this question, all commenters on the site??? "associated to current non-deleted comments" sounds bit like circular defintion. –  Tomas Jul 20 '13 at 13:26
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Yes, you have to read the rest of the quotation: "...of the question or answer that you are commenting on..." Thus, you can only notify users who are participating in the same comment "thread" as you're posting your comment in. –  Cody Gray Jul 20 '13 at 13:46
    
@CodyGray, nope! As it is written now it looks as this quote is related only to editors! ""Notifications apply to the author, users with active bounties, commenters (associated to current non-deleted comments), and editors of the question or answer that you are commenting on—users not in that list cannot be notified." –  Tomas Jul 22 '13 at 5:18
    
I don't know why you think that, that's not how English works. That phrase at the end of the list applies to each individual item in the comma-separated list. If you have an idea how it could be re-written to be clearer, you could always edit the answer. It is a community wiki. –  Cody Gray Jul 22 '13 at 5:25
    
@Cody You are right, but it could be understood in both ways. But I don't have an idea how to improve it without making the text significantly longer. –  Tomas Jul 22 '13 at 5:35

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Notifications apply to the author, users with active bounties, commenters (associated to current non-deleted comments), and editors of the question or answer that you are commenting on—users not in that list cannot be notified. You can also notify a ♦ moderator who closed the question. The question and answers are all considered independently. For example, if Alice was the author of, commented on, or edited the question or her answer, then you cannot notify her by commenting on Bob's answer (unless Alice also participated in that answer), and vice versa.

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... or who have done many other things... –  Tomas Jul 20 '13 at 13:19
    
@Tomas: So you already know the answer, why did you ask? –  Second Rikudo Jul 20 '13 at 13:20
    
Because it is not clear from the answer, see my comment above! –  Tomas Jul 20 '13 at 13:27

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