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If I post Yeah, I agree and then realize I forgot @Jeff and edit it to @Jeff: yeah, I agree, will Jeff be notified or not?

Also, what happens in the inverse scenario (I take a @name out with an edit) if the person hadn't been already notified?

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Why not try it out? – alex Feb 1 '10 at 12:08
Yeah, I agree. isn't worth a comment anyway. :) – Georg Schölly Feb 1 '10 at 12:18
@Georg: yeah, I agree [joke :D It was just an example ;)] – Andreas Bonini Feb 1 '10 at 13:20

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You have a five minute grace period to edit your comments. After that time, it's locked and the script can run to send notifications on any @ matches.

If you click on the envelope for messages, you will note that comments posted on your posts will show up first. The @name notifications are on a slight delay.

And if you need to comment:

Yeah, I agree

Then you're doing it wrong.

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Thanks for the clear explanation :) And for your last comment, it was what I came up at the time as an example, I figured it didn't have to be a real, meaningful comment – Andreas Bonini Feb 1 '10 at 13:36
Yeah, I agree. Especially about agreeing. – Marc Gravell Feb 1 '10 at 13:48
I agree with Marc. – user27414 Feb 1 '10 at 14:05

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