Apparently if I try to mention the author of a post explicitly in a comment, the mention gets stripped away.
So far so good, but, by doing so, the number of characters in the actual message is lower than the one displayed and this can cause the comment to be unexpectedly rejected as too short.
As you can see I entered 20 characters, but the first 10 (
@MartinR,) are being stripped away, lowering the actual count to 10 and having my comment rejected, apparently for the wrong reason.
This clearly happens only when the mention is being stripped away, but I cannot find the details of when it occurs.
However, I think it's kind of confusing, can the word count reflect the actual number of characters that will be submitted?