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Auto-removal of @name from comments makes the site less readable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don't remove the @ part of my comment A brief scan through similar questions here on Meta revealed that apparently SO staff regards the feature useful for removing noise. ...
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please don't delete @name in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don't remove the @ part of my comment I can't find out where this "feature" is documented, but I was in a comment thread in electronics.stackexchange.com where I was ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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2answers
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Can we add a “No Thanks” part to the FAQ?

SO's getting a bit silly now. Almost every hour I'm editing tags and thanks out of titles. If we're not going to have automatic warnings to users during question composition, can we at least add to ...
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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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1answer
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Micro-refinement to notifications for comments of others posts

If a user comments on their own post and there is only one person who has previously commented, then that person should be notified when the author comments even if '@user' is not specified courtesy ...
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Don't block comments with two @lerts if one of them is @postowner

Comments containing more than one @lert are blocked now unless they contain a backtick. In principle this is a good idea: it educates unexperienced users, while experienced users still have a ...
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Trogdor, your services are requested

Here is a list I've compiled of Meta-tags that could be burninated: close-votes tag-sets page-layout withdrawn users-page-2.0 user-tab wrong-answers-count voters-page bling top-buttons app-offline ...
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1answer
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When removing @lerts, remove full user name with spaces

In situations where an @lert is removed, if the commenting user included a full user name with spaces, only the leading portion of the @lert that doesn't contain any spaces is removed. For example, ...
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2answers
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Alert users as to why their @lert is being removed from comments

While I personally despise this change, so long as we have to live with it it needs to be made clearer to new users. I've seen people who are not aware of the @ syntax's affect on notifications get ...
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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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2answers
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Slick new inline Q&A editing needs to set browser history or not look like a page change

Stack Overflow (at least, and probably other SE sites) just recently got a slick new "inline" editing mechanism for questions and answers, where instead of taking you to a new page for editing, it ...
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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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2answers
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Should 'fun' tags be purged from SO?

Based on a conversation that occurred in the comments of this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6654617/if-you-were-to-ever-tattoo-yourself-with-a-piece-of-code-what-would-it-be Would it ...
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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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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 ...
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2answers
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Two @/ats, One comment… Change the message?

I just tried to @/at two people in one comment and I think the message reads rather weird: I am notifying two people, but, this message just reads very weird to me. (Others think the same! I checked ...
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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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Only one additional @user can be notified; the post owner will always be notified

Today I was in a need to post a comment, which I start with @user as usuall. Also it was necessary to add another @user string in the context. SO shows up the block with the followin text: Only one ...
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1answer
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Please make a special case for allowing @postowner in comments, when talking about @postowner

The system only allows a comment to have only one @name in it. Unfortunately if this is a meta discussion about how notifications work, of the discussion about not deleting @postowner from comments, ...
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Convert @postowner to postowner, instead of removing them as it currently does

First Some Context: Let us start with this post this post by T.J. (Don't remove the @ part of my comment), in which we find out that SO is automatically removing @postowner from comments. T.J., ...
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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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Intermittent bug in comment @replies on Google chrome

I have come across an intermittent bug when replying to user comments with the @replies feature using Google chrome. Normally when replying to a comment, I can type '@' and the first letter or two ...
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1answer
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Can't address this user in a comment [duplicate]

I just noticed some weird behaviour which I don't really understand. Maybe a bug, or is it just something I didn't get yet? I'm refereing to this question: Porting code from Unix using Visual Studio ...
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What happened to @username in comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? I just added a comment in response to someone else's comment and found the @username stripped out of the comment. What gives? I ...

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