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How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean when ...
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Allow for Comment Reply to Usernames With Less Than Three Characters in First Word

I know this is somewhat of a rare request/edge case, but this is becoming really annoying. In the faq, which I've linked to below, you state that for the comment reply system to work, There must ...
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Provide more user feedback for unsuccessful comment replies

The comment reply system is, at first glance, a fairly elegant and simple system that solves a fundamental problem with comments. However, there are many pitfalls and edge cases that even experienced ...
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Using “user name + colon” to refer to a user in comments

Does the following work when used in comments to refer to a specific user (say, xuser): @xuser: blah blah blah... Or should I just use separate punctuations?: @xuser : blah blah blah...
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Why was I not notified?

This is what my collider dropdown looks like right now: The topmost comment is an hour old. I was not notified of this comment: http://fhc.quickmediasolutions.com/image/-2070147418.png why? Is it ...
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Error message misrepresents available characters for display name

As a test, I tried to edit a moderator diamond into my name and got this error message: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: Display Name can only contain a-z, 0-9, spaces, ...
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Disallow usernames that cannot be @replied to

Take e.g. the username t... Maybe they do it on purpose, but the @reply-system is there for a good reason.
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How can I reference a user whose name comprises more than one word? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? In some comments, I like to use @ to refer back to the user. That is easy with @amalloy, but I can't get @Arthur Ulfeldt to underline. What am I ...
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Markdown confuses @username in comment replies

Earlier on SO, a reply was posted to a comment I made on this answer. My username in the reply was italicised and I didn't get any notification for it, which I assume is because of the letter-for-...
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Comment Information to be included on FAQ

By this I mean information in regards to posting comments that directly pop up in users' inbox using @Username, and details of the correct format if the username is split up into 2 words like "Namep1 ...