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Some detail on @Username: why doesn't Stack Overflow write a link to the referred user? [duplicate]

I've read the post How do comment @replies work?, but I am not sure I understood how to refer correctly to a user, for example, Sha Wiz Dow Ard. If I got it right, I have to write @ShaWizDowArd ...
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10 votes
1 answer
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Add support for linking "@username" in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let’s make it easier to reply within comments! As many people know, users will post comments, and refer to other users by name using the "@username" syntax. It would be ...
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1 vote
2 answers
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Can we have a reply button in comments too? [duplicate]

Can we have a reply button as in chat along with the upvote and flag in comments followed by posts. See this chat :Here we have a reply button And this comments under a post:
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1 answer
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Unable to reply to comments directly [duplicate]

We can't reply to a comment directly, There must be a reply option under each comments, So that if you want to reply to a comment, you click on that option, rather than commenting again!. (for example:...
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Can we have a reply-to-this-comment arrow to click on, please? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let's make it easier to reply within comments! In the chat, I became quite fond of the littte arrow to the right of every chat message to reply to that message: It ...
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6 votes
0 answers
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Reply button for comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let’s make it easier to reply within comments! A reply button for comments could come in handy. It could be placed just next to where the pencil is shown when a ...
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2 votes
0 answers
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A small reply icon for comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let's make it easier to reply within comments! I think the site would be helped by having a small reply icon that appears on hover. Clicking it would start a new comment ...
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Reply to comment button [duplicate]

I would propose to add a small reply button when you want to reply on a comment, just like in chat: Sometimes it is hard to get the exact name of the person right, since he/she uses foreign ...
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150 votes
10 answers
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Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them)

I'd like the recent activity and responses pages to show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them). If I leave a comment somewhere, I am implicitly engaging in ...
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104 votes
9 answers
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Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name?

The fact that a user can change their name at will can lead to some confusion in the comments. For instance, suppose a user named "foo" changes his name to "bar", all those comments signed by "foo" ...
raven's user avatar
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76 votes
3 answers
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Tab name completion for comments please!

I find I'm doing the Unix command completion/IRC name completion thing where I type a few letters of the username and hit tab when I'm entering comments. Please consider adding a bit of JavaScript ...
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19 votes
3 answers
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Can my less than 3 character username be grandfathered in when I edit my profile?

When trying to edit my SO profile, it will not let me save any changes to my profile, since my username (yc) is below the 3 character limit: Now, when I created my username, it was of legal length. ...
Yahel's user avatar
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20 votes
1 answer
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How to handle an answer as a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? Someone answered a question of mine in a comment. How do I handle the situation? I don't want to leave the question ...
Jonathan's user avatar
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15 votes
2 answers
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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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26 votes
2 answers
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Auto-expand @username in comments to keep the username up-to-date

Comment-discussions are becoming very inconsistent if users change their names, so it might be a good idea if @username would be automatically replaced by @userno on submission and autoexpanded to the ...
Tobias Kienzler's user avatar
11 votes
4 answers
172 views

Adding auto-completion for @nickname in comments or adding or a reply button

I find it very hard to sometimes type nicks that have characters that I don't have on my keyboard or have very long names. It's a convinience feature, makes the comments easier to use and also helps ...
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30 votes
1 answer
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Add "Reply" link to comment that pre-populates comment box with @username

In relation to this problem, I propose that a new link, reply, be added added after the time indication on comments which opens the comment box and pre-populates it with the @username of the comment ...
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5 votes
3 answers
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Reply to comment feature request

Maybe I'm creating a dupe here, but here goes... Similar questions: Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don’t own them) and Let’s ...
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2 votes
3 answers
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Shortcut to the @name feature?

When leaving comments to comments, it feels rather random to type in people's names. Is there a way to automatically insert a user's name? ETA Like I mentioned to @Code in the comments, "random" ...
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2 answers
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Deleting comments which are replied to should not be so easy

There are quite a lot of apparent monologues in comments which where actually replies to other comments leaving an incomplete conversation. If the original commenter wants to delete his comment, those ...
Tobias Kienzler's user avatar
10 votes
2 answers
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How about markup for usernames?

Instead of just simply pasting a link to a user profile or tediously writing [name](link) why don't we have markup that will dynamically insert the current name of the user and a link to their profile?...
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17 votes
1 answer
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Notify on deletion of replied-to comment

There are quite a lot of apparent monologues in comments which where actually replies to other comments leaving an incomplete conversation. If the original commenter wants to delete his comment, those ...
Tobias Kienzler's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
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Comment replies from newbies not reaching addressees

This has been discussed at least once before but it was accepted and implemented but not the way it was originally intended. If I overlooked an already existing identical feature request, sorry. When ...
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3 votes
1 answer
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Add a [reply to comment] feature

Possible Duplicates: Reply to comment feature request Let’s make it easier to reply within comments! I would like a reply to comment feature to SO, so when someone replies to one of your ...
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2 votes
2 answers
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What exactly does the activity in the profile display?

Does the activity tell me if someone has replied to a comment I leave in an answer? i.e. I comment on a question or answer, maybe asking for clarification or something. Will my activity be updated ...
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0 votes
1 answer
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When I hover over a comment, please change the background color of its parent post and all replies

Problem: When a post has dozens of comments (like this post does), it can be hard to tell which comment is a reply to which. My proposed solution: When I hover my mouse over a comment, please ...
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3 votes
1 answer
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Autolink @username to the user identity/profile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: @<name> comments should link to the named person’s profile (like twitter) Rampant throughout the system is the adopted usage @SoAndSo to target a user. However ...
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1 answer
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Reply button as standard feature for comments? (see from a new user's standpoint)

I do see that there are many questions about having a reply button but they all refer to this question for the answer: "Reply" links on comments This link allows users to install a script ...
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1 vote
0 answers
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Making @mentions clickable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: @<name> comments should link to the named person's profile (like twitter) Autolink @username in comments to most recent relevent post with #comment-123546 style ...
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1 vote
0 answers
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Add ability to reply to specific comment

Sometimes someone may post more than one comment on a post. If I am referring to one of their older comments it is hard to tell which one I am responding to, without going into details in the comment (...
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