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For questions about comment @replies, also called pings.

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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 ...
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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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Does @OP also notify the OP?

According to How do comment replies work? and explicitly stated in What responses will trigger an OP’s red-envelope icon?, you should use @OP's-user-name to notify the OP of a question when commenting ...
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The `dot` in username within first 3 character preventing from comment replies?

The dot(.) in username within first 3 character preventing from comment replies? Because I never got replies from anyone else using that feature.
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@Peter works for Péter Török?

Not to single him out or anything, but just wondering if I can just do @Peter to address a reply to him, or if I have to copy and paste every time.
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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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How does comment notification work? [duplicate]

Where is a good description of how comment notification (e.g. @ripper234) works? Does it work the same on Stack Exchange?
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View latest comments

It may be just me and others may have already suggested this but is there a way to view our recent comments in our account profiles? I mean I can see questions asked, questions answered etc. But ...
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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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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, ...
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Prevent (or at least notify about) display names shorter than 3 chars

Until yesterday my display name was 2 characters. This ended when I started wondering about some issues with comments and notifications, went to meta, and found out that there is an important ...
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Add ReplyTo icon to comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let’s make it easier to reply within comments! Can we have a little "ReplyTo" icon appear when we hover over a comment? The function of this icon would be to display ...
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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 when ...
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@comment notification and Editing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow post editor to see @comments directed at him From this answer: If someone makes an edit to an answer of mine, and I want to ask them about their edit, will the @name ...
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Will edited comments reach addressees? [duplicate]

As we all know, if you want to make somebody aware of an response to a comment, you have to address them using @username if it's not their answer or question you're commenting in. (Sadly - Facebook ...
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How exactly are @replies matched to usernames? Can I make my username easier to @reply to?

Thanks to the SO staff we have the awesome new feature of being notified when our name is said in a comment on someone else's post. Here's the rules getting posted everywhere: (can we put them in an ...
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Comment notification special characters

It was pointed out to me today that I don't need to copy and paste the Æ in "Æther" to respond to her comments, the system accepts "Aether" as well. I'm curious to know if this is a special case for ...
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When using @ to talk to someone who's commented, will he get notified? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Notify user when their name is mentioned in comment Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don’t own ...
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What is the syntax of @username in comments when username has spaces? [duplicate]

I like the new @username feature of comments. However, what syntax do I use when the username has spaces (or perhaps other weird characters) in it?
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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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Some people just “forget” about a question

I've observed that some people give an answer to a question requesting some information from the original poster but sometimes forget to check that question. Are they even notified when I comment to ...
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How to reply to comments received for any question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment @replies work? I have posted a question and have received a comment to the question. I want to reply to the comment and also inform the commenter of the reply. ...
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Don't tell me that I have new replies when. . . I've seen them all

Next to my (our) username(s) at the top of the page is a little envelope that glows delightfully orange when someone's answered a question of mine, or commented on an answer, or commented on a comment ...
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Streaming updates to Stack Overflow questions

I would like to find a better way to be notified when someone replies to a comment or question I post on Stack Overflow. Right now, I have to go through a few pages to figure out where I wrote, and if ...
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Reply to comment feature request

Maybe I'm creating a dupe here, but here goes... Similar questions: Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don’t own them) and Let’s ...
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Want to have a single page to view recent comments and replies for all web sites - SO, SF, SU [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Trilogy Portal: Community Colloboration Single location for SO/SF/SU user info Just what my subject says... If I have associated accounts on StackOverflow, ServerFault, ...
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@<name> comments should link to the named person's profile (like twitter)

When you respond to someone in a comment you use @PersonsName. Is there anyway it could be linked like this @Lucas McCoy
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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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How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? Who can post comments? Who can edit comments? How can I format and link in comments? Who can ...