We've just observed on The Heap the following:

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That is, there is no mention of the author of the original post. However, he got a notification about the answer and the arrow points to the correct entry.

Here is how to reproduce the thing: simply post an answer with a soft carriage return in it. The new line must contain at least one non-whitespace character.

Well, I see this is a minor bug - but still a bug (buglet if there's anything like that :)

Credit goes to Andriy M who discovered it and Mikael Eriksson who showed how to reproduce.


Anything that is not a normal single-line message – Wikipedia oneboxes, YouTube videos, and, well, multi-line pastes – has no pretend-mention, since that wouldn't really make sense. The point of even allowing multiline messages is copy&pasting a text from somewhere, and adding a user name to the beginning of such a text is just wrong.

Using multiple lines for a normal chat message is heavily discouraged (to the disdain of some people).

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    Well, this discouragement is a bit misdirected, I feel :) Newlines can give some structure to longish answers while keeping together it as a whole. – dezso Feb 2 '13 at 16:32

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