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How do comment @replies work?

There are two Tomalaks. Which one is being noticed about my @comment? Both of them? Or which one?

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marked as duplicate by random Jul 21 '11 at 15:18

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First one climbing back up –  random Jul 21 '11 at 15:19
@random -- why close this? –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jul 21 '11 at 15:19
This is an excellent example of why this feature-request would be very useful. –  M. Tibbits Jul 21 '11 at 15:20
This question is answered pointedly in the fourth mark on the FAQ of how comment replies work @nea –  random Jul 21 '11 at 15:21
@Tibbits: I know, that's probably why I asked this question. –  genesis Jul 21 '11 at 15:22
@random -- can you please explain why you do that with the @ tag? –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jul 21 '11 at 15:22
@random: If I get it, the late commenter will get noticed? –  genesis Jul 21 '11 at 15:23
Correct, the last person in the stream with the first match will be notified. It reads back up the hole. –  random Jul 21 '11 at 15:26
Hah, I never noticed this question before. Oh, the fame. –  Lightness Races in Orbit Aug 20 '11 at 23:22

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The last one that commented would be notified if i understand correctly from the

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I'll accept your question as fast as StackOverflow allows it –  genesis Jul 21 '11 at 15:26
@genesis stated another way, the closest one to your comment will be notified. –  Jeff Atwood Jul 21 '11 at 22:05

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