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What is the syntax of @username in comments when username has spaces?
How do comment @replies work?

A user named "Someone With Spaces" comments on my post. I want to comment back and have it show up in his inbox. I comment back with "@Someone With Spaces, bla bla bla". Is this correct protocol?

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    click the help link next to every comment input area; the specific thing you are asking about is shown there. Jun 18, 2011 at 6:01
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    @Jeff To me, it's not apparent by that help text that the user "Peter Smith" (i.e. with a space) is being abbreviated - it seems quite plausible that the user's name could simply be "PeterSmith" Oct 14, 2011 at 14:03

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JeffAtwood discusses the methodology of commenting here: Syntax of commenting with usernames that have spaces.

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