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For questions about comment @replies, also called pings.

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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 ...
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Why can't I response to user who edited my answer/question using @reply syntax? [duplicate]

Quite simple question: Why can't I respond to a user who edited my answer/question using @reply syntax?
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I got notified of a comment @reply meant for someone else

Yesterday, I was commenting on a post, and another user named Chris was also commenting. I came back on a while later, and I had a notification on the question. I went to check the question and saw ...
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@ mentions don't always display a user [duplicate]

Why is it that when I want to mention in a comment or an answer a user, sometimes it displays the name, and other it just doesn't? I'm not sure if that is supposed to happen? Is it because some of ...
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Some detail on @Username: why doesn't Stack Overflow write a link to the referred user? [duplicate]

I've read the post How do comment @replies work?, but I am not sure I understood how to refer correctly to a user, for example, Sha Wiz Dow Ard. If I got it right, I have to write @ShaWizDowArd ...
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Why are editors not suggested as targets of @ comments? [duplicate]

When replying to a user in a comment, their name is automatically suggested in a pop-up: But that only works if they have already left a comment. Sometimes I want to notify a user who has made a ...
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Can't mention more than one user in a comment on my question

I tried mentioning 2 users in a comment on my question, but I got the message: Only one additional @user can be notified; the post owner will always be notified I am the owner, and I was only ...
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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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Server error when accessing 'replies' section

Go to chat user profile. Click "replies" Page doesn't load for quite a bit of time. Eventually I get this: Honestly, I like the funny cat picture better than I would have liked my replies but I ...
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Will my username prevent me from getting responses [duplicate]

My username is the same as my Stack Overflow one but upside down. When someone wants to respond to me by pressing @ then starts to type my name, will he be able to type k and get the first letter of ...
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Could we get an option for pinging the first downvoter in a comment?

In short, what I'm asking for is something like this: Assume you've got an answer to a question. Now, someone downvotes that, and doesn't leave a comment. You're scratching your head at why, as your ...
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Unexpected behaviour on popup warning when adding comments

I was adding a comment to a question in Russian.SE and included two @ references to notify two different users. When I attempted to submit the comment, I got a pop-up indicating that only one ...
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Can we have a reply button in comments too? [duplicate]

Can we have a reply button as in chat along with the upvote and flag in comments followed by posts. See this chat :Here we have a reply button And this comments under a post:
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Allow moderators to convert answers containing multiple @-replies into comment(s)

A frequent occurrence, in my experience, is that someone who does not understand the comment system, or does not have enough reputation to post a comment, or would have been able to comment due to ...
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How to use @{usename} 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 @{usename} in comments?
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Character limit doesn't include @replies that will be deleted [duplicate]

When you type in a comment, there is a little meter showing how much more text you need to write for the comment to be long enough. When you have an @reply to the OP of an answer or question, the @...
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Can't comment the original post [duplicate]

I can't comment the original post (red rectangle) and I don't know why. I can comment the other ones. What I can't do:
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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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Support cascading deletion of comments

Common scenario: Post a question. Get a comment almost immediately about some error, ambiguity, error, or missing info. Update the question. Post a response comment that you fixed it. The original ...
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Verify @user in comment was entered correctly

Is there some way to verify if an @user tag in a comment was correctly entered (meaning that the user was appropriately notified)? I am aware of the auto-complete feature that is present when ...
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Has my @ notification to a user worked? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow, and a user named Molecular Man answered it correctly. I don't know why, but he just deleted his post. I just @ notified him in a comment to ask him why he deleted ...
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Hitting spacebar does not autocomplete username on commenter notification

I was trying to respond to a comment in the following question https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/169746/my-gravatar-is-a-swastika-generate-new-gravatar I typed the @ followed by da to indicate ...
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How my answer has changed hand

I answered a question. After I posted, I saw, it seems answered by another user. When I edited my edited post, someone commented this "@OgunAcik Please do not modify another users post by adding ...
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Dealing with “difficult” usernames in targeted comments

Once in a while you wish to address a comment to someone in particular, so you type @ and then you pause ... because the username is l̕aͨŵƦȆ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝ƞCͭ̏ȇ ƇhƐȓ0nè or Ωmega. Short of using copy-paste ...
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Why only one @user per comment?

Why does Stack Overflow only allow one @User per comment? This restriction lead me to a non-comment like this: @MiMo - seem my previous comment (Only one @ user per comment) Which left me ...
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Changed handles leading to confusion in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name? Have noticed occasionally a comment @ someone's handle that isn't found anywhere on the page (using ...
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Feature, select suggested user in a comment-reply with up/down arrow. i.e. type `@SomeUs` suggested user popup `@SomeUser`, up arrow selects it

When composing comments, it is tedious to have to use the mouse to select the suggested user such as in the following image: It would be really nice to be able to just push the up or down arrow and ...
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Can users ask to have comments removed?

Recently, while browsing stackoverflow, I came upon this question. As precedent dictates, we usually ask to see what the asker has tried. In response, the asker asked me to remove the comment. Should ...
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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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Should the site prompt new users to include an @name in comments?

Lots of the first questions come with insufficient information, context and eventually left unanswered after days. While other users comment below requesting more info, the inexperienced OP usually ...
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making a comment an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Promoting comments to answers Allow converting comments to answers Have you ever considered the posibility to set a comment as an answer? Sometimes a user gives ...
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Comment @ only works some of the time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? Simple enough question. Only once in a blue moon, when commenting, am I able to use the @ button to tag someone. Usually, @ does nothing. Is ...
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Escaping @ syntax in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I use @ signs in comments without invoking comment replies? What is the syntax to refer to "@word" in a comment without it being interpretted as a reply as a user name?...
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A couple of suggestions to improve notifications

From time to time it happens that I'm not notified about comments addressed to me. This is because correspondents forget to insert @username. I know there can be another reasons, but let me leave them ...
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How to redirect questions that are repetitive

What is the stackoverflow way of redirecting repetitive questions? For the sake of learning and clarity I have edited my question and will now attempt answering my own question (after some time has ...
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How do the Stack Overflow community view (humor|humour) in questions/answers/comments?

While I appreciate that exacting questions, answers and indeed standards are the measure by which Stack Overflow is judged by viewers, contributors and searchers, I can't help myself in including ...
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@username disappears in comment. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? In Stack Overflow, when I try to add @username in comments to reply to a particular user's comments, the @username disappears when I ...
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Why comment reply auto-completion feature (@) sometimes doesn't work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? Say, we've got an answer with some comments under it. Sometimes when I want to reply to one of the comments, I can easily refer to the comment ...
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Address the downvoter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature request: @Downvoter sends a notification to all downvoters for your post Is it possible to address the downvoter in a comment like @downvoter? As some people vote down ...
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Be more flexible with punctuation for @Replies

I just found a comment that was addressed to me using @MarkRansom, but I never got a notification of that comment in my inbox. how to avoid python numeric literals beginning with "0" being ...
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Get notified when the OP comments right after our comment and uses no “@”

I'm a bit hesitant to ask this question because I know there has been a lot of discussion on the topic of notifications (or pings). I've especially taken a very good look at When exactly do I get ...
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Would comment be received by @user if I delete the post?

I have asked a question. A user left a comment which addresses my problem (a confirmed bug with a specific version of a software). I wish to thank the user with a comment and delete the post now that ...
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Replying to several users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow more than one @name notification per comment I'm a bit confused and would like to know the reason why you are only able to reply to one person? I had several situations ...
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Fix up @-replies post-migration for targets with a different name on the destination

We had a migrated question today in whose comments one user @-replied to another. The target user exists on both the source and the target site but has chosen different usernames. That broke the ...
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Automatic deletion of 'reply' comments

Kind of related to this question: Should we get notified of deleted comments we've replied to? I just deleted some comments that were a reply to a comment that was deleted. Unfortunately, the ...
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What's the best way to request a comment-thread cleanup by the participants?

TL;DR What is the time-tested and moderator-approved way for soliciting cooperative deletions of comment noise by the participants themselves? Background This evening I experienced my first ...
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Elevating a comment to answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark a comment as answer to a question I've come a cross a situation a few times where some good SO citizen has provided me with an answer in his or her comment. When this ...
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Tiny bug in user tagging suggestion in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tab name completion for comments please! In this question HERE try and add a comment to my answer and try and quote the guy who asked the question. Now, usually entering @ ...