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For questions about comment @replies, also called pings.

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Comment -> Chat migrator is a bit too greedy

When migrating comments to chat recently, I had this scenario: The first message should not have been migrated, as it was addressed to someone else.
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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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Can authors of deleted comments be notified using the @reply syntax?

In How do comment @replies work? we learn that the @ syntax can be used to notify "authors, commenters, and editors" (and additionally mods who closed a question). Does the list of "commenters" ...
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How to deal with comment abuse?

There is a particular Stack Overflow user who prefers to be spoon-fed rather than to connect the dots himself. No problem, I've put him on my blacklist and won't answer his questions any more. The ...
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How to refer to Answerer when responding to a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? When I respond to a comment that's not the immediate predecessor of my comment, I'd like to include the commenter's @ handle so it's clear who I ...
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How can I contribute when reputation is required?

When I have something to add or request to a question, currently my only option is to answer it. Is the reasoning that I should not contribute because the user will probably not want my help as I ...
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Mentioning someone in a comment to attract his/her attention to the question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? If I mention someone in my comment with @user and that user is not part of the discussion, will he/she receive the notification?
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Courtesy pings should be deletable by their targets

If a comment says only ([cC]ourtesy\s)?[pP]ing(:|-|,|ing|\s|to|for)*@[^\s]+ or @[^\s]+\s*([cC]ourtesy\s)?[pP]ing.{0,2} (or something like that), then the person identified in the database as its "...
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Are bounty placers notified of comments?

The rules governing @User comment replies are described at length, but don't address bounties. If I put a bounty on someone else's question, will I be notified of undirected comments? Can people ...
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Auto fill the last person replying to me in the @ auto complete box in comments

Consider this scenario: John asks a question. Alice posts a comment on the question, John gets a notification. John replies to Alice's comment. Alice gets notified and replies. Jason comes over and ...
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Is it good practice to write a “that's a great comment” in a comment for a comment reply?

From search, I found this about issue, however it is about saying "thank you" for an answer. Time to time, I receive great comment response to my comment: first one and second one For the first one,...
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Add “psuedo-reply” phrases to the @reply scheme

I just had this idea, which would make stuff a bit easier. It goes like this: add some psuedo-reply phrases, which do not reply to a user, rather they reply to a class of users/an unknown user. ...
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Suggestions when replying on Mobile site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Missing features of mobile chat On mobile site, when I type @ in comment, no suggestion is displayed for tap-to-complete. When comment-stream size is large, I always have to ...
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How to reply to one user among two having same names?

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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Include closing moderators and editors in comment @reply autocomplete list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Expand the username auto-completion to everyone who can be notified According to the Meta FAQ question about @replies: You can explicitly notify one (1) other commenter, ...
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When exactly do I get comment notifications? [duplicate]

Incredibly, I couldn't find a single, consolidated and up-to-date answer for this question. All I found was people complaining about missing notifications, discussions about changes in the ...
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Teensy bug: @replies do not change on username change [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name? This is extremely trivial, but worth reporting (could be a side-effect of a larger bug) When a user ...
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Prompt/Remind commenters to use proper @username syntax

I often have to go back through my history and look at questions that I’ve commented on to see if the person I replied to has replied to me because they either forgot, or didn’t know how, to use the ...
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Make invalid @user comments fail more explicitly

Currently, if I attempt to notify a user who is not eligible for notification (i.e., they haven't commented, edited, or done something in this list), the failure is completely silent. I, the comment ...
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'@' notation in comment disappearing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alert users as to why their @lert is being removed from comments I left a comment in this question, with the format @Pekka, *rest of comment*. Upon submission, the @Pekka, ...
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Allow comment posting once multiple notification error box is dismissed

When posting a comment with multiple @ style notifications, the error appears letting me know that only one person will be notified (two if the post owner is different than the person specified). I ...
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Why do I need a space when I reply to a comment after a @? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? Assume that I got a response (answer or comment) from user e.g. John X. Most of the times when I want to reply to him and do @...
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I have been notified about a comment even if I shouldn't be

I have simply edited this question and after some time, I got notification in my inbox about this comment. However, based on FAQ, last commenter with the most similar name should be notified, that ...
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Is it OK to use temporary comments to notify users interested in a post?

In reply to my answer to this question, three different users noted issues with part of my solution and an excellent alternative. I edited the answer to reflect that information, and wanted to comment ...
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How do I escape @ mentions in comments?

When commenting, I recently came across an issue when I needed to explain instance variables using the Ruby syntax @variablename; of course, I'm only allowed to mention one user per comment, so this ...
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Have auto-complete for @-replies also consider the first alphanumeric-friendly character of someone's name

This is so minor I almost didn't post it, but maybe it's worth doing: A few users have names which are not friendly to keyboards which are designed primarily for English characters. I have no trouble ...
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Proper way to handle comments in questions and answers

I have recently noticed that there are different strategies of people to work with comments: Some answer on the comments by adding a comment, and the question (or answer) is not touched. Some add a ...
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Can't use the @nickname statement in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? in the last couple of days, when I wrote comments on stackoverflow and tried to reply to a ...
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Were multiple notifications re-enabled (and then disabled again) in comments?

I noticed it just now with the comments on this answer (fourth comment down, addressed to @Stian and @AnthonyPegram on 2011-11-18 14:51) and I verified in my comment responses that I could indeed ...
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How is the comment/chat @ auto-complete implemented?

It's easy to see in Fiddler that this isn't server based, so I'm guessing that this is some sort of jQuery wizardry. Specifically: Detection of when auto-complete should pop up Determining the list ...
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Comment name autocomplete moves cursor

I revise pretty much everything I write before I publish/post/send it. When I write comments, I sometimes have to move @name notifications around as a result of other edits. However, using the Tab ...
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Is the @reply in a comment to the editor of a post broken?

According to Jeff's answer, @replies to post editors are implemented: So you can now @reply to editors of a post even if they haven't commented. Yet, I just tried to address the editor of a ...
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Changing comments to reference merged accounts or edited usernames [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Small but annoying problem: References to other answers are lost after name changes Change of name across all the site (including @reply comments) I changed my oldname to ...
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Comment formatting FAQ does not mention notification-stripping

The comment notification FAQ does not mention that notifications will be stripped from comments in some cases. This is confusing because the line length limit takes effect after removal of ...
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Can we please also support Google Plus syntax for mentions?

Can we please also get Google Plus style mentions on the Stack Exchange network? It's purely a matter of convenience for me, and I'm sure I'll get over it, but using Google+ has taught my finger ...
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Add highlighting and keyboard support to @ autocomplete suggestion

I just noticed the new @ autocomplete for comments. When I hover over the suggestion, could it highlight the user's comments attached to the post? Also, what about up/down arrow key support?
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Expand the username auto-completion to everyone who can be notified

@username auto-completion for comments was recently implemented, and is already active on MSO. However, it only seems to auto-complete the usernames of people who have commented on the post. ...
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Warning for wrong @name in comment

Sometimes (quite often) persons write the wrong @name in a comment. For example, in Generic T get type from class Preet Sangha tried to reply me in a comment to the question, but addressed the comment ...
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@author alert removal gets confused by a non-ASCII character

Notice the comments in this answer for Combinatorial proof that binomial coefficients are given by alternating sums of squares? Two of the comments begin with the funny-looking string "š:". The author ...
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What do I do wrong here: only one additional user can be notified, “additional” means one more, right? Wrong?

I receive the following message when I have one additional user. I have one user that I notified (@waffles) and one additional user that I notified (@Bo P). I'm pretty sure that I misinterpret the ...
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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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Editing comment doesn't work when only a reference to user is added [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? It happened to me twice already that I forgot to put an @author in my comment to notify the answerer of my comment. When I edit my ...
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Using @ signs in comments without invoking comment replies?

How can I put the @ sign in a comment without referring to a person? I want to have six @ characters in a comment (ruby on rails variables), but when I try to do this, I'm getting an error about ...
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Notifying two people at once in a comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow more than one @name notification per comment I've read this question, but I don't think it's a duplicate because it's asking to make several @names in the same comment ...
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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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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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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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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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Notifications and links associated with removed questions should be removed

I got notifications for questions that have been removed as follows. When I clicked the notification links, I got navigated to 404 pages. The removed questions also still preserve the links as in ...