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How can I troubleshoot email notifications from Stack Exchange sites not working?

I don't get email notifications when people reply to or comment on my questions on any Stack Exchange sites. This behavior is consistent whether I have a Stack Exchange site open in one of my browser ...
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Should we let people know that their actions are being discussed on meta, if so what's the best way?

Whenever I post something on SO meta about a particular post or review, I ping the people involved with that post or review. It seems to be the equitable thing to do, allow people to speak up, if ...
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Why is there no autocomplete for pinging editors?

I hope this example shows why autocomplete would be useful beyond the comfort of the commenter: I recently had an issue where someone edited a post (which I'm not the author of) only to add one extra ...
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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 ...
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I was notified of and viewed a comment, but the notification disappeared from my global inbox, and it isn't in the site's comment responses list [duplicate]

I commented on Session cookies seem to get lost and then, later while on another site, I was notified about Aaron Bertrand's comment reply. After responding several minutes later and, because I ...
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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" ...
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How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? What are comments for, and when shouldn't I comment? Who can post comments? Who can edit ...
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Let's make it easier to reply within comments!

Here's my proposal. Every comment has a 'Reply' link after it. Clicking on this link adds the standard @UserName: to the comment edit box. After posting, the @UserName: is converted into a ...
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Can the author of a comment be added to the global inbox? [duplicate]

When another user @-mentions you in a comment this comment gets added to your inbox. The same happens when someone writes a comment to on of your posts. Recently I knew that a certain user replied to ...
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Is there some difference between typing a username and using the auto-complete?

When typing (or editing) a comment, after typing @ and the first letter of a username, we're offered the choice of usernames that were in the conversation and can input them into typing the whole ...
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How do I view the recent replies to things I have written?

How can I see recent activity, such as when someone answers one of my questions, leaves a comment reply to me, edits one of my posts, or votes on my posts? How do I see recent activity on my "...
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Let me reply to one user among two having same names in comments

Suppose there are two users that have commented on an answer. Both have the same user name, and I want to reply to one of them. How can I do this? It appears that, under the current system, there is ...
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Comment ping one of two users with same name? [duplicate]

I would like to address the first "Michael" in this comment thread I found this at https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/43020/235923: Matching is performed in reverse chronological order, so ...
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Can you notify a commentor on an answer with @ from within the answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does using @user in a question or answer send an inbox-notification to that user? If someone posts a comment on your answer, and you edit the answer in response and would like to ...
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Automatically inform newcomers of how comment @replies work

I often find myself informing the newcomers about the comment @replies, since otherwise the comments they write (when trying to reply to someone) often remain unnoticed due to lack of notifications. I ...
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Advanced Syntax Ideas

The one useful thing I was ever taught in HCI was always give advanced users "hidden" short cuts and features. Things a noob is not interested in but a power user can easily take advantage ...
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Can you @ping a user after they have deleted their last comment? [duplicate]

You can use @<user> to ping/notify a user that has commented previously. But if they have deleted their last comment do they still receive notifications if another user @-pings them in the same ...
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Using possessive apostrophes after users' names [duplicate]

What's a word that means deflect blame? In this post I posted a comment in response to another. In the post, I tagged someone's username, but in its possessive form. I put a space in between the ...
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Autocomplete (@-tab-complete) of a username sometimes fails

When we comment about others' answers or questions, we may want to notify the other user. As far as I known, we can type @username_you_want to mention the user you want get in touch with. Most times ...
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Changing placeholder of comment box for adding @ pinging info

Proposing a different approach to what I think enable ping completion for all comments wanted to achieve. New users should know that @ pinging in comments exists, and get educated on how to use them ...
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Pinging etiquette

Say somebody gets annoyed and writes, "Don't ping me again." (In a discussion below a post.) I'll try to reconstruct the approximate situation (this part of the comment discussion was removed). A:...
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Don't remove the @ part of my comment

Recently I posted a comment on Stack Overflow on an answer by (say) Felix. He replied to the comment, and when replying to him I started my comment with "@Felix". Stack Overflow stripped that ...
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Please autocomplete @User2 even if you only notify @User1

Background I know that @replying to more than one user in a comment is not allowed as explained in this answer. I've always hated that and thought that there are valid use-cases for mentioning two ...
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Always notify the OP when @OP's-user-name is mentioned in comments

As I already suggested here, it would be nice if the OP is also notified of comments on answers when @OP's-user-name is used, even if the OP isn't a participator in a comment discussion on that answer,...
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How to use @{username} in comments correctly? [duplicate]

When I begin my comment with @{username}, it is removed from the comment text. What is the right syntax to use @{username} in comments?
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Omit comment replies from the minimum character limit check

Comments must be at least 15 characters long, which is supposed to make comments like "..." impossible to submit. This works fine, however, there is a way around this, by using comment ...
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Can you tag multiple people in a comment? [duplicate]

When replying to comments you can do @username to make sure they get a notification of your response. But what should you do if you wanted to get the attention of to people? Would @username @username2 ...
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Why do mentions in comment count towards the minimum comment length limit (15)?

When you write comments, and you want to write to a specific user, you type: @[username] [message] But the [username] characters count as those 15, which means you can write a message like: @...
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Please update/fix markdown help for comment-replies

Please update/fix the markdown help page for the usage of comment @username This markdown help page is the one linked to when you click on "advanced help" when entering a comment/question/answer. I ...
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How can I reference another user in an answer?

I want to reference another user in my answer like I do in comments (@user). How can I do this?
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Please make pending edit suggesters be @reply-able in comments

When reviewing suggested edits, it often happens that I'd like to say something to the edit suggester, but I can't. The ability to reply to them would be a way to solve edit problems much more ...
198 votes
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Allow more than one @name notification per comment

Now this is probably a surprise to many since I always see thousands of comments like the following(10k only): @Sarfraz, @balpha just told you they did in the first comment he wrote. Also, allowing ...
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Will a user be notified when I @mention a user while editing a comment? [duplicate]

For example, if I forget to tag/mention a user in my comment under a Stack Overflow question or answer and I edit the comment to add the tag, will the tagged user then also be notified?
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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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Can we make it possible to tag more than one user in the same comment? [duplicate]

I know there must be a good reason why the one tag limit must be in place, but I can't really see a good reason why. From my perspective, I often would like to reply to two or more users with the same ...
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1 answer
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Is using an underscore as a space in @user_name a valid practice? [duplicate]

Is using an underscore in user mentions as a replacement for a space a valid practice, and if not, then why? It feels obvious for me to do so, however the help on using @username does not say anything ...
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Why can't I comment back when my question has been commented by others? [duplicate]

After asking a question in Earth Science using a guest account, I have signed up using the verification link in my mailbox. But now logging into the same mail, I cannot comment back on a comment asked ...
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Add a reply to comment button or @ autocompletion when using Chrome on Android [duplicate]

Currently there is no comment button or @ autocompletion when writing a comment in reply to another comment on Stack Exchange for mobile Chrome on Android. It would be a good time saver to have this ...
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Please allow non-Unicode named editors be pinged with autocomplete

Currently, you can @reply to any person with the auto complete. Normally, you type the first letter of their name then use Tab to finish it. Unicode names work differently, you don't have to start ...
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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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What responses will show up in an OP's inbox?

In some cases I would like to make sure that an OP is notified of a comment I make (because, say, the comment is in some way a request for more information). I expect that if I comment directly on ...
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Problem with punctuation and removal of post owner usernames on comments

I found out today that if you have a user’s name with an “@“ in a comment on that user’s post, it removes it. For example, @PostOwner Your post is very nice. becomes Your post is very nice. ...
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In the case of users with the exact same name, how do comment replies work?

My username isn't too specific (Jasper). Every once in a while, I come across someone else with the same name. And sometimes, we even comment on the same question or answer. Now, I don't mind all ...
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I want to reply to a mod commenting on a locked post. How? [duplicate]

My post was deleted and I want to reply to the mod commenting on it after deletion. How can I do this?
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If I change my display name, will the change reflect in comments?

I am interested in changing my display name to my full name, but am concerned about losing the connective tissue in the comment threads I participated in. Because @name links do not appear to be ...
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Use comment @reply to contact reviewers

With respect to this meta post on SO, Are answers which drip feed information in subsequent comments acceptable?, wouldn't it be a useful feature to be able to also contact the reviewers of both ...
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Why cannot we comment-reply more than one person in comments, and anyone in questions/answers? [duplicate]

I think the comment-reply (ping) mechanism is way too limited. You can only reply to one person in a comment. And you can't use an @ whatsoever in questions and answers. It just doesn't make sense to ...
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Autocomplete for @ reply to the person who marked a question as a duplicate [duplicate]

When commenting on a comment below a question, I can use the @, and the first letter of the person I want reply to, and get a little pop-up with their display name in it. If I use that, the person ...
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Allow rejected editors to be @replied to

Within the canonical answer on how-do-comment-replies-work it is clear that post editors can be replied to. Notifications apply to the author, users with active bounties, commenters (associated ...
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Missing item in inbox [duplicate]

There seems to be an inconsistency in my inbox. There has been a message from a user (under the form of a @reply comment) that I can see under the post and in the "responses" tab in my profile, but it ...

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