How do comment replies work?
I'm curious as to whether the @ reply system in comments works "cold"? By "cold", I mean by writing someone else's name than is in the question/post...
Say that Oreo asked a question about flipping burgers, and PeanutButter answered. I knew that Watermelon has expertise in the area of Flipping Burgers, could I post a comment to Oreo's post with an @Watermelon comment, and would it notify Watermelon (to come check out this question and lend his expertise)?
Disclaimer: Oreo, PeanutButter, and Watermelon are fictitious users on the Stack Exchange Network, no names were changed to protect privacy, or are any users implied or referred to by these names.
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