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Pinging in a comment sometimes works, sometimes doesn't [duplicate]

I have noticed that it seems to be good etiquette to write the "at" sign and then the userid of the person whose post or comment one is responding to in a comment. I believe that's called pinging. I'...
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Notify new users when their comment will not notify anyone

Quite often a new user asks a question which causes several people to comment on it and the OP later posts a comment, but does not ping any users (i.e. by typing @commentersName) in their comment even ...
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Reply to comments of own trivial answer

I posted a trivial answer here (that I knew would be converted to a comment). It was incorrect and someone replied to tell me. I cannot reply to them now as I cannot post comments yet. I tried to post ...
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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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Inboxes: Why aren't pings ponging?

I asked this question on EL&U meta and was advised to ask over here. People seem to be not getting pung by other peoples messages recently. I've seen several comments about it, and people I've ...
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Uniqueness of user names

I'm wondering about the reliability of the feature that allows to address other users in comments using the @user syntax. I see the following problem: User names can be changed. Because they are ...
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Replying to comments [duplicate]

How do I reply to comments of users whose name contains characters not normally found in English? For example: Upside down letters Symbols not present in keyboard Maybe name in a different language ...
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Not getting notification? [duplicate]

From this morning I am not getting any notification on any comments againt my post or answers, anyone facing the issue? Problem with Stack excnhange? I am not getting notification on below question: ...
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Is the bounty grantor notified when addressed by '@' in comment? [duplicate]

If there's a question where a foreign user set a bounty and it's their only appearance in the thread, will they be notified when I post a comment addressed like @BountyGrantor? In picture:
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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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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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What should I do when a user stops responding to me in comment?

I meet this situation sporadically (example 1, 2). Although I'm sure that they do receive notifications of my reply, I think they just decide to ignore it. Or simply they are overwhelming with the ...
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Pinged Person in a Comment Deleted within Seconds: How does notification work? [duplicate]

I recently deleted a comment within seconds of posting it. I had pinged a user in that comment. Will the user get notified? Will the notification be automatically removed, as it is obsolete? Will the ...
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Has the @reply matching rule changed, so that a complete match is considered valid regardless of word boundaries?

I have a comment* notification in my inbox that says: @entoさん、了解しました。 I thought that this will not be a valid @reply; the whole "@entoさん、了解しました。" string will be considered as a @name, since the ...
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Can't notify/tag a specific person [duplicate]

In this answer, suddenly I can't notify Ben Bitdiddle, typing "@B" won't show the autocomplete box. I have tried write "@Ben Bitdiddle" manual but after I enter, this notify words disappear (you can ...
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Allow pinging a user who suggested a rejected edit [duplicate]

feature-request version of Are users who have a suggested edit rejected valid targets for @comment replies? If a user suggested an edit which was later rejected, they should still be manually ...
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When tagging users, add an option to choose the user to ping

Kind of hard to identify a user if there are two completely separate users with different names. According to this user Gilles (moderator on French Language, CompSci and this user Gilles (on Puzzling....
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“enter at least 15 characters” and usernames in comment replies

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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Do users receive notifications for replies if the target comment is deleted?

Assuming the following, not entirely hypothetical exchange of comments: User A: user B is a moron Moderator C: @userA insulting other users is not acceptable, ... Moderator C also deleted the ...
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Incorrect inbox message

For comment in c programming - printing sentences , Rizier123 mentioned the question poster @tim. But I received the notification in my inbox due to the fact that my display name has "tim" as prefix. ...
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How do I autocomplete a user tag with a keypress, not a mouse click? [duplicate]

If I am typing a user tag, e.g. @Noble, and the autocomplete box appears, I want to complete the name with a keypress, not a mouse click. I've tried tab, up arrow, and right arrow, none of which have ...
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@username in comments doesn't autocomplete for some users

When I want to address a specific users in the comment section for a question I use @username, sometimes after typing first letters of the username it shows up an autocomplete box but sometimes it ...
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Allow @-notification by user ID in comments [duplicate]

Although I'm aware that display names are not unique, this is the first time I've come across a question answered by a user with the same display name as the OP (here). The problem this poses is that ...
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Possible malfunction in tagging feature [duplicate]

See the last comment on this SO question and the comments on this Math SX question for more details. In those two cases, I tried to tag a user and the tag just vanished. Now I don't know if that is ...
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Received a new comment reply notification about a comment reply posted 10 months ago [duplicate]

This morning, I received a notification of a new reply to a comment I made. But that reply was made 10 months ago, yet the inbox says it was made 5 hours ago. The question in question is this one. ...
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Disable markdown or automatically escape formatting characters in @user references

I noticed that in certain cases, if a username has a particular sequence of characters, then posting an @user reference in the comments can cause some unexpected formatting. For example: @Some-_User_ ...
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Comment, directed to me, not shown in inbox or responses

I think I've detected a bug. A user directed a comment to me yesterday, and the direction (@TomZych) appears to be correct. However, it's not listed in my inbox, nor in the list of responses on my ...
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Do @replies notify poster of another answer [duplicate]

From what I can find, @replies only notify other users when used in comments. Does this also work across different answers? What I mean is when writing an answer that expands on a previous answer (e....
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Pinging someone who edited a post [duplicate]

If someone edits a post of mine, and they have not commented on that post, I cannot ping them if I want to respond to or comment on their edit. I can leave a comment and hope and pray and cross my ...
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Multiple @-comment notifications; how is it possible?

This comment has multiple (2) @-notifications: How is this possible, seeing as Jeff mentioned this is a no-no; Highly-voted requests of this nature have been declined; the FAQ on how @replies work ...
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Comment autocomplete @reply in iOS app

I could have sworn this was submitted already, but can't find it. Comment replies don't autocomplete in the iOS app. Can we either add that, and/or better still, a reply button from the comment popup ...
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Tag users in comment not available? [duplicate]

I noticed that while posting comments, sometimes some users can not be mentioned? Why? (using @username).
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Comments can have mini-Markdown bold/italic/underline/custom links, but what about the HTML equivalents?

I've seen a few duplicates like this question, but not exactly this question, so I'm going ahead and asking this. As mentioned in the title, it's possible to create [custom](http://...
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Auto load the name of the user you're replying to

I would like to add the feature that's already available on the SE network: auto loading the name of the user you're replying to, so that if you write @F, it will suggest @Fischer. I cannot see that ...
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Have the comment reply autocomplete popup for more than one user [duplicate]

Suppose there are two users, say Bob and John who made comments on my post. There is a situation I would like to address both of them in a single comment. However I can address them by @Bob and @John,...
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Answering users with a space sign in their name [duplicate]

When I write comments to users with a name that does not contain a space I can type: @Part And then I would be offered to complete the whole name. For example if I answer Martin, I can just type: @...
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Does the username need whitespace after for the notification to work? [duplicate]

It's difficult to test this without setting up a new account, and asking myself a question... When including a @username in a comment, does it need whitespace after the username for the notification ...
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Allow users to setup canned replies in their profile, then use these to reply as comments

The idea is pretty straight forward. I didn't see a related topic. The idea would be to add a section to the user's profile where they can enter a list of canned replies. Canned replies would consist ...
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While comment autocomplete with using username is not working

I tried to comment on a question and point an user using @username but autocomplete is not working May I know why it is happening? I am using Google Chrome
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Special characters in usernames making it hard to reply to comments on mobile? [duplicate]

Sometimes users have special characters in their usernames like this ϟ or this ƞ that make it hard to mension them in comments like to reply. Think there's a user with the username: Ligtningϟ. Is ...
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How to mention user in comments with non-ascii name? [duplicate]

Many times I wanted to post a reply in comments to some people with a names, that contain some characters, that I don't have on my keyboard. Auto-completion with @ doesn't always work, so I'm confused ...
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Don't include myself in the comment reply candidates popup list

I just found by chance this behavior: I don't want myself listed in that popup. Turns out it's happening only in Meta which means it's a bug, some change not yet deployed to all sites.
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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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Who gets notification when commented on a CW?

In a community wiki, lots of people contribute by editing the post. So when a comment is done on the post, who gets the notification? All the contributors till date or the latest contributor? Or none?
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Add @reply autocomplete when commenting on the Android app

When commenting, having an autocomplete when you want to @reply to a user would be wonderful (similar to the one available on the desktop site). Normally when I'm on mobile site, I can copy/paste the ...
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Add the comments @ auto-complete to mobile theme

When browsing the mobile theme of Stack Exchange sites, when I type a @ sign followed by a letter, it never auto completes the username for the comment like it does on the full site theme. I think ...
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Do users get notifications when @ was edited in

I always wondered if users get notified about comments were their name was edited in afterwards. Example: I write a comment See this link here then I edit it to @someuser: See this link here ...
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How to react when the right answer is given in the comments? [duplicate]

I was wondering, it happened to me a few times that I answered a question in the comments section. This answer finally helped the user to solve his problem, ut as I gave it into the comments section, ...
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Addressing A Comment To More Than One Person? [duplicate]

Is it possible to address a comment to more than one person ?
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Why doesn't an answer show up as having been edited if it has been replied to within the grace period? [duplicate]

I asked a question earlier and I received a reply with a minute of posting. It didn't answer my question and I replied to state why it did not answer my question. Within that period someone else had ...