Linked Questions

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Tell the user who will be notified of a comment

Note 2011/09/20: Jeff's marked this status-completed. I (the person making the request) disagree that what's been done, which is actually an implementation of this other request, meets this request ...
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10answers
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Should the community wiki police be shut down?

Read me first: What are “Community Wiki” posts on Stack Overflow? Some times I post things that are border line community wiki, like this question: Are there any C# open source log viewers? which ...
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1answer
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Cannot use @name in my comment [duplicate]

I just commented on a question and I tried to add @BDuelz: in front of it but it got truncated. How come?
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1answer
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Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation?

I just posted a comment beginning with @username, and my @username part of the comment disappeared (it was the first word in the comment). Is there a lolcat inside the Stack Exchange database nomming ...
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0answers
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Can't reply the old fashioned way in comments bug/feature where unambiguous [duplicate]

This is by design. "It's not a bug, it's a feature." What it is is a lack of interactive feedback. Now that there's this "shortcut", the comments text box no longer hovers the user's name as an ...
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1answer
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“Comments should be at least 15 characters in length” does not make clear @name might be excluded

I find the error message a bit misleading as it fails to explain that in this situation the @username isn't taken into account in the character count (since @username won't be displayed in the posted ...
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0answers
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Don't automatically add @name when replying to OP's comment in the Android app

When replying to a comment, the Android app automatically adds an @name to notify the original commenter. I find that a bit misleading when this original commenter is also the author of the question/...
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1answer
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Why do comments longer that 15 characters have an error?

Title says it. So this user posted a comment, and I replied. The message was longer that 15 characters long, but I still got the error saying it needs to be longed that 15 characters. How is this ...
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It's time to revert removing @name from comments

Yes, I am aware of: Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? Don't remove the @ part of my comment Alert users as to why their @lert is being removed from comments But now that several years ...
588
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19answers
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Any way to send a personal message to another user?

There has been quite a few times that I wished I could send a message to another user on SO - not ask a question for everyone to see, but just a short message informing them of something or requesting ...
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1answer
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Possible duplicate of this

A small PSA, but as a friendly reminder I think it's worth bringing it up. When you add a comment such as the following: Possible duplicate of this It would benefit everyone a tiny bit more if ...
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1answer
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Stack Exchange creator's (official?) take on pastebin, fiddles, images, et cetera

What is the "official" take on sharing code/images/etc on SE sites? By "official" I mean I'm looking for any thoughts on this by the creators of the SE engine/software. Note that I appreciate the ...
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Commenting bug when commenting to a particular person [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? Whenever I try to start a comment (either new comment or editing existing) with: @Robert: blah blah blah and then save my ...
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Are recent changes in SO customer- or system-driven? [closed]

It seems to me that several of the newer features on Stack Exchange (automatically removing @replies in comments to the post owner when only one other commentator is involved, nagging about back and ...
17
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4answers
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How much value is there in editing poor English?

I was editing this question trying to just have it make sense, and I stopped because I think I fixed it enough and its actually kind of funny: ("I suffered for 15 days but I will run properly"). So ...

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