Not too long ago, there was a nice new feature implemented for comment replies to users whose username starts with a non-alphanumeric character; namely, that typing @ is sufficient to bring up the autocompletion. The relevant thread is here.

Recently, I have been in a chatroom with a user whose username has above properties; however, when I typed the @ in chat to try and ping them, no autocompletion was triggered.

I suspect that it was simply overlooked to update the chat ping functionality to reflect the change that was made to comment replies.

So my request is simple:

Please activate the @-triggered autocompletion for usernames which start with non-alphanumeric characters in chat as well.


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It's been a while, but this is now finally in chat as well:

screenshot of the chat input box containing "Hey @" and the autcompleter showing the username ɥʇǝS

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    Now we can ping Seth when he hangs upside-down in the Tavern. Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 10:12

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