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Comments with the @ (at) symbol before the user name triggers something? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment replies work? In Twitter the at (@) symbol makes the tweet appear in the user page. Does it do anything on Stack Overflow?
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Mentioning someone in a comment to attract his/her attention to the question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? If I mention someone in my comment with @user and that user is not part of the discussion, will he/she receive the notification?
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How can I PM people on this site? [duplicate]

Couldn't find it anywhere on user profile page. How can I reach some people who just answered my question for some details?
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Does the person get notification if I edit my comment and add @hisname in it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will edited comments reach addressees? How do comment @replies work? I sometimes forget to add the @hisname in a comment, so I edit and put it there. Will he be notified ...
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What is the syntax of @username in comments when username has spaces? [duplicate]

I like the new @username feature of comments. However, what syntax do I use when the username has spaces (or perhaps other weird characters) in it?
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Why can't I tag certain people in comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? I fully expected to find this question already asked after typing it in, so if there is a duplicate somewhere please direct me to it... I can't ...
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Why am I sometimes unable to reference a user in my comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? When commenting on a question, answer, or another comment, sometimes when I type the @ symbol, it shows a list of the users whose names begin ...
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What is the relevance of "@" in comments? [duplicate]

Why do users use @ ("commercial at," or "at sign") in their comments? Does it actually route the comment to the name provided after the @? What is the right format of using it?
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Why comment reply auto-completion feature (@) sometimes doesn't work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? Say, we've got an answer with some comments under it. Sometimes when I want to reply to one of the comments, I can easily refer to the comment ...
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@ symbol not allowed more than once on comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? Allow more than one @name notification per comment I faced this issue today when I was replying to a comment posted which used @Transaction ...
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Does the @ reply in comments work cold? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment replies work? I'm curious as to whether the @ reply system in comments works "cold"? By "cold", I mean by writing someone else's name than is in the question/...
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How to put @nickname at the comments? [duplicate]

Is it possible to enter @nickname in comments, automatically? Or is one just supposed to write out the names letter by letter?
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@user is not autocompleted anymore in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? I noticed that the autocompletion for @user is not working anymore when answering in a comment (there was a box to click on showing the users on ...
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Why can't I response to user who edited my answer/question using @reply syntax? [duplicate]

Quite simple question: Why can't I respond to a user who edited my answer/question using @reply syntax?
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How to refer to Answerer when responding to a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? When I respond to a comment that's not the immediate predecessor of my comment, I'd like to include the commenter's @ handle so it's clear who I ...
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