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What happened to my @ salutation?

Out of curiosity, what kind of pattern is being used here. It worked beautifully when I made a comment like:

@poster - blah blah and it became blah blah

  • @Rick - I am asking the specifics of how it works. What situations have been considered etc.
    – manojlds
    Sep 16, 2011 at 21:10
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    @Rick Not a duplicate. This isn't asking WHY it's happening, it's asking HOW it happens.
    – squillman
    Sep 16, 2011 at 21:13
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    I think it's clear -- if the person would be automatically notified, it's removed.
    – agf
    Sep 16, 2011 at 21:19
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    @agf - come on, I mentioned that even in the question. I realize the why, I just wanted to know what patterns are being considered. Like how the - is removed, is something like : considered and so on. This more from the code point of view how this is implemented. Just out of curiosity.
    – manojlds
    Sep 16, 2011 at 21:22
  • @manojlds: Sorry, now I understand. The rules are shockingly complex as documented here: How do comment @replies work?. Removal is even more complicated due to user names with spaces in them. I cannot find documentation that whitespace between the username and the single character of punctuation is also taken into account. Sep 16, 2011 at 23:38
  • This is not a duplicate. Trying to reopen it
    – genesis
    Sep 17, 2011 at 8:37


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