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Not to single him out or anything, but just wondering if I can just do @Peter to address a reply to him, or if I have to copy and paste every time.

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@Péter As easy as it is! No copy! –  Ladybug Killer May 6 '10 at 10:33
    
@Ladybug: I don't know how to get those magical letters by typing! –  polygenelubricants May 6 '10 at 10:34
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@poly - your keyboard is obviously faulty. My universal-French-keyboard-that-everyone-else-uses can type Péter Török without a problem. –  Gnoupi May 6 '10 at 12:01
    
@poly, hi :-) one receives notification of all comments to his/her posts/answers, rogardless of whom these were addressed to. –  Péter Török May 10 '10 at 10:26
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@peter - test for Jeff's fix –  Gnoupi May 10 '10 at 11:49
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@Péter, test for the old behaviour... –  Arjan May 10 '10 at 18:38
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@Arjan, thanks, this works still :-) –  Péter Török May 12 '10 at 15:32
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OK I thought this worked due to the AEther / aether thing but that must have been an anomaly.

So instead we now pass all @names to be matched through this function

rowname = HtmlUtilities.URLFriendly(rowname);

Which is documented here

Non US-ASCII characters dropped from full (profile) URL

That should really fix this.

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ironically this fix might break the aether/aether thing. :) –  Jeff Atwood May 10 '10 at 11:40
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so, will "@Péter" still work? –  Kip May 10 '10 at 18:31
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@Kip, apparently it does - see @Arjan's comment above :-) –  Péter Török May 12 '10 at 15:33
    
As an aside: so to reply to Jörg one could use Jorg, but not Joerg. –  Arjan Apr 28 '11 at 8:23
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I have a strong suspicion that @Peter doesn't work.

At least I don't remember having been notified of any comment from you the day you posted this.

And my suspicion is now proven by the comments to the main post. Thanks @Gnoupi and @polygene :-)

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only one way to be sure, post a comment on the question, and someone will put "@peter" comment after. –  Gnoupi May 10 '10 at 9:24
    
@Gnoupi, good idea, I will do it right away. –  Péter Török May 10 '10 at 9:38
    
how about now? I just deployed meta only with the below fix. –  Jeff Atwood May 10 '10 at 11:37
    
@Jeff, I just got the notification of @Gnoupi's new comment to the main post, so I can verify that the fix is working. –  Péter Török May 10 '10 at 12:23
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