I asked a question on Stack Overflow, and a user named Molecular Man answered it correctly. I don't know why, but he just deleted his post. I just @ notified him in a comment to ask him why he deleted his post. but I have not had a reply.

I just want to know whether the user has been notified of my comment or not? (I am just curious about it, because there is no response from that user)

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    No, he does not get the ping.
    – Mysticial
    Mar 7, 2013 at 9:08
  • The @ works only in comments where the pinged user has posted comment as well, or had activity in the post itself (e.g. edit, vote to close etc). You'll have to post comment on one of his old posts asking him why he deleted his answer, then remember to delete your comment shortly if he doesn't respond. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:09
  • Is this anyway to call that user. I would like to say that his post was correct. So that I can award him the points.
    – Mr_Green
    Mar 7, 2013 at 9:10
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    @Mr_Green unless he left contact info in his profile (he has link to blog, but can't see any way for direct contact) then yes, that's your only option. It's not a good one, but it works and if you delete your comment soon after posting it it won't create too much noise. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:12
  • well why bother .. move on and wait .. you will probably find a better working answer by someone
    – Shail
    Mar 7, 2013 at 9:12

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No, he didn't get notification of your reply, because you replied him on your question, where he has neither commented nor edited.

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