Most experienced users know that if you post a comment then the author / editors will receive the comment automatically without the use of the
@use(ername) notation. These same users know that they must include the
@use notation if they respond to a comment made by a non author / editor.
However, it seems that many new users see that a comment is left w/o the
@use notation, so they assume that they can respond to the comment, and the commenter will be notified, without that notation.
I've accidentally noticed that this happens quite often (going back to look at something else in a post that I have commented on).
Just something I've noticed. Not sure how many people don't receive comments because of this.... When I remember I often include the
@use notation even if responding to a new author / editor just to encourage them to respond in kind.
Anyway, not sure that this is a question or request per se, but it is an issue. It could be solved by forcing the
@use notation always, though I don't necessarily like that idea.
I just went back through my comments, and in the past day I was written 3 comments that were meant for me, but the author didn't use the
@use notation, so I wouldn't have gotten them.