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Does using @user in a question or answer send an inbox-notification to that user?

If someone posts a comment on your answer, and you edit the answer in response and would like to acknowledge the commentor, will a @username within the answer notify them, or do you still need to post a comment in response?

In case there's misunderstanding, this is more about how the messaging system works rather than etiquette.

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You are only notified by @username mentions in comments.

While it makes your edit clear and does acknowledge the contribution it is just that - an acknowledgement.

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