On desktop SE, I can type
@ and the usernames that I can ping will be suggested.
It's known that pinging the OP as the only commenter, or pinging the author of an answer as the only commenter, will strip the
On mobile SE, it is not really possible to ping a user in comments, which is very annoying to me since I way prefer the mobile site over the mobile app.
However, a few times in the past few days I have tried to ping a commenter from the mobile site, just by typing their name. For instance, if the user's name is
RikerW, I typed
@rikerw blah blah.
Those pings didn't get replies from active users. We also know that
@pings are just text, not special entities like on Facebook, which is why they are not updated with usernames. (see Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name?)
What causes a ping? How do comment @replies work? says "reasonable match", but what is that?
- Must I type the
@and select one of the options with
- can I just type the user's name?
- Does case matter?
- Is it possible to ping from the mobile site?