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So after chatting for a while in some SO chats, we encounterd a little problem which could get very annoying in long conversations where 2 people would have similar names.

sami & sam would both be pinged if I would be talking to sam

Is there a posibility to fix this issue since I really don't find any good reasoning for this to be a chat function.

There is a reason that we can tab to select the person we want to ping, so why would we want to ping everyone having the same combination of letters in their name?

These are just suggestions, but if this is a bad statement would anyone be willing to explain to me why this functionality was chosen for.

Not addressing this issue causes people like me to uninstal SE app, and not use mail notifications just because of all the pings we get.

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