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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.

marked as duplicate by Brandon, ChrisF, Jeff Atwood Jan 18 '11 at 23:38

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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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