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I would like to be able to make comments on edits. I imagine this could be implemented by addressing an @-comment to any of the editors of a post. So if user X has edited a post, and I write a comment starting with @X, that user gets notified.

This would be useful for discussing edits or providing feedback.

Examples:

  • I would often like to tell people that edit posts to not just edit the obvious formatting errors, but also the spelling and grammar or other language and formatting errors.

  • Just to say thanks to someone who added useful information to an answer of mine.

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blush I searched but did not find. –  Björn Pollex May 19 '11 at 20:42
    
1 minute, 59 seconds from feature-request to status-completed. (ok, so it was already implemented, but still...) –  Adam Davis May 19 '11 at 20:42
    
@AdamDavis: I couldn't resist :) –  balpha May 19 '11 at 20:42
    
@AdamDavis My personal record is 7 minutes, as far as actual completions go. That's for a bug, though. For feature-request, I've got 19 minutes. ♪ –  Grace Note May 19 '11 at 20:48
    
possible duplicate of Allow post editor to see @comments directed at him –  Cody Gray May 20 '11 at 0:04

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The syntax already works. Have you tried it yet?

That said, I've found that most users don't respond to my comments on their edits (probably because they had no reason to). Guess the lack of feedback does make it unclear if it really works :)

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