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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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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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Comment appears in the inbox, but not in the responses

This is somehow a continuation of my bug report Comment appears in the inbox, but not in the responses (with the exact same title, but the previous bug was fixed). Yesterday I got 4 comment @replies ...
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How do I ask <user> why they made revision <Revision URL>?

And more specifically for me, how do I ask https://stackoverflow.com/users/14065/martin why they made revision https://stackoverflow.com/posts/5995944/revisions? (I don't mind the revision, but am ...
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In the inline comment help, please mention that only one @reply is allowed

There's a new inline comment help. That's great. It also explains who will be notified of comments. That's great too. But the wording doesn't clearly exclude a common newbie mistake: it's not apparent ...
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Unanswered Question - Answered in comments [duplicate]

I am relatively new to SO and see this very often. As the title suggests there are many questions that are answered in comments itself and they remain unanswered forever. Shouldn't there be an option ...
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Do deleted @replies still show up in the inbox anyway?

I apologize in advance if I am having trouble understanding if there is a Q/A already in place and if this is a duplicate as a result. It sounds like deleted comments not showing up is intended. ...
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@Joerg works for Jörg W Mittag?

Does changing an umlauted letter into two letters work for @ comment replies, for example @Joerg? Or do I have to do @Jorg, like in @Peter works for Péter Török? and unlike Æ changing ...
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Mention or tag user in answers and comments

I would like to suggest a standard mechanism to mention users and link to their answers. I edit a large number of posts on the ServerFault and Unix site and have observed that people (including me) ...
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How to deal with suggested edits that change content?

I just rejected this suggested edit on Meta. It was just removing an entire paragraph from an answer. The paragraph was the last of three from the answer and was important. Is there a way to leave ...
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Auto prepend @{user} when comment notifications are auto generated

If a user comments on their own post and there is only one person who has previously commented, then that person is also notified if @name is forgotten. From: How do comment @replies work? This is ...
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Comment appears in the inbox, but not in the responses

On 2011-03-27, 20:52:22 I received a comment to this answer on tex.sx. I got notified in my inbox, and it's still there in the inbox, but when I go to my "responses" tab on tex.sx (I guess most users ...
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Where do I notified when somebody comments on my answer/question/comment?

Where do I notified when somebody comments on my answer/question/comment? This is for (obviously) the new style.
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Is there a new comment notification system?

It looks like I'm being notified of comments to questions/answers I commented on, without the replies actually containing "@Matt" or similar. I couldn't find any recent Q&As on this behavior. Is ...
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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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If you put @username in a comment to a question, does it contact editors/voters?

If you put @username in a comment to a question, does it contact editors/voters? Because if it doesn't it should. You should be able to ask a editor why he made a change. You should also be able to ...
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how do I comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answer or comment: what's the etiquette? I have just started using stack overflow. I have a rep of 26, How do I comment? I cannot see any link or input box to comment. (I ...
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Are users who have a suggested edit rejected valid targets for @comment replies?

After reading Suggested edits that add an answer to the question, linked in the comments was a suggested edit that was rejected. I thought I'd leave a comment to the new user who suggested it so they ...
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Daily mail notification should include comments on questions

New users sometimes leave a question, check the "Notify [me] daily of any new answers", and then don't return to the site, knowing that they will get a notification when someone replies to their ...
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Can we have a reply-to-this-comment arrow to click on, please? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let's make it easier to reply within comments! In the chat, I became quite fond of the littte arrow to the right of every chat message to reply to that message: It ...
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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 ...
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Provide more user feedback for unsuccessful comment replies

The comment reply system is, at first glance, a fairly elegant and simple system that solves a fundamental problem with comments. However, there are many pitfalls and edge cases that even experienced ...
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Way to convert an answer to a comment?

I answered a question which Dennis Washington correctly pointed should have been a comment than an answer. Is there any way to change an answer to a comment while still respecting the sentiments of ...
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Add “Reply” link to comment that pre-populates comment box with @username

In relation to this problem, I propose that a new link, reply, be added added after the time indication on comments which opens the comment box and pre-populates it with the @username of the comment ...
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Can editing comments as moderator trigger a notification?

As a moderator, I sometimes edit comments to include the @name of someone where it is appropriate. For example, if I see this: comment: I think you should look at tool XYZ. - user1 Mar 20 '10 at ...
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Change of name across all the site (including @reply comments)

When you change your display name it would be nice if it was changed in any comments mentioning you. For instance, if someone replied to you in a comment: @Trufa This is a comment reply The @...
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The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ says I've got replies, but I've already viewed those

The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ says I've got replies, but I've already viewed those.
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Does the @ reply in comments work cold? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment replies work? I'm curious as to whether the @ reply system in comments works "cold"? By "cold", I mean by writing someone else's name than is in the question/...
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Deleted @replies can get hidden in the global inbox

@replying and deleting was a nice way of e.g. update notification, but now it doesn't seem to work anymore!
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Global inbox message not updated after comment edit

At the moment, I have the latest notification in the global inbox, content of which does not correspond either to the comment itself or the copy of it on "recent responses" page. This seems like the ...
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Disallow usernames that cannot be @replied to

Take e.g. the username t... Maybe they do it on purpose, but the @reply-system is there for a good reason.
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Do @replies to deleted comments work, too?

Say user A posts a comment, B replies harsh to it. A deletes the comment and C decides from B's reply that A deserves better and replies @A. Will A be notified? If this is an open question: I need ...
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Show @replied to comments for the comments shown before clicking “show X more comments”

Some great comments make only sense when you read which other (not-so-great) comment it was a sophisticated reply to, so I suggest for the comments that are displayed by default, the comments to which ...
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Improve the speed of message/comment notifications?

Hard to know for sure, but I've been noticing that I'm not getting notifications for new messages, comments in a timely manner (15+ hours?)
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Are editors notified of @comment-replies? [duplicate]

According to this bug, they should be but it's buggy.
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What are the ramifications of editing a comment with a reply well after the 5 minute window?

It has been established that editing a comment reply will resend it. But something I was curious about is, what happens if there's been a rather significant passage of time? This only applies to ...
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When my account is suspended and I'm addressed in a comment, please notify the user that I cannot respond

Please inform (write in comments) the participants and readers continuing to communicate with me in my posts that I cannot respond because my account is suspended. I have no ability to do it myself ...
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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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Comment reply @ name with space

Consider the following comment thread. This will not work, the foos are all wrong --john doe @john Yeah, the bars too --john smith If I reply using @john it will notify "john smith" but not "john ...
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Title missing from a recent response

One of my recent responses in Stack Overflow includes a comment that just says "commented on" with no question title, and there is no link to the question, so I can't click on it to see where it's ...
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Discussion about comments

I keep seeing a small problem with comments on answers and questions on SO. Firstly, there are two types of comments, the ones that stand as individual snippets, these are usually humerous or factual....
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Reply button for comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let’s make it easier to reply within comments! A reply button for comments could come in handy. It could be placed just next to where the pencil is shown when a ...
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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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protocol for the @ character in comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment replies work? Ive seen a lot of comments where people put @name to specifically address a comment made by another user. What is the protocol for this? Is it ...
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Does editing comments to add “@UserName” send out the notification? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will edited comments reach addressees? I often write out comments and forget to add the @UserName portion to them. Typically I would delete the comment and then add it to make ...
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Adding auto-completion for @nickname in comments or adding or a reply button

I find it very hard to sometimes type nicks that have characters that I don't have on my keyboard or have very long names. It's a convinience feature, makes the comments easier to use and also helps ...
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Notify on deletion of replied-to comment

There are quite a lot of apparent monologues in comments which where actually replies to other comments leaving an incomplete conversation. If the original commenter wants to delete his comment, those ...
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Deleting comments which are replied to should not be so easy

There are quite a lot of apparent monologues in comments which where actually replies to other comments leaving an incomplete conversation. If the original commenter wants to delete his comment, those ...
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Auto-expand @username in comments to keep the username up-to-date

Comment-discussions are becoming very inconsistent if users change their names, so it might be a good idea if @username would be automatically replaced by @userno on submission and autoexpanded to the ...
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Loads of comments still miss intended recipient

As we all heard, you now get notified about changes in favourite questions. That is certainly an improvement, but I don't think it remedies the issue of comment notifications, because it notifies ...