Where is a good description of how comment notification (e.g. @ripper234) works?

Does it work the same on Stack Exchange?

  • This question is favorited by one, yet it had -2 in score before I voted it up ... weird :P What's wrong with this question anyway? – HelloGoodbye Jul 26 '12 at 13:38
  • @HelloGoodbye - Meta works in mysterious ways. – ripper234 Jul 26 '12 at 15:29



One addition since then, comments now support markdown links in the form


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