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I've posted a few comments in response to other users and tried to use the @ notation to direct my comment to a specific user. This works on other stackexchange sites but I'm wondering if it works here in computational science?

For example if I write "@joe blah blah blah", then post the comment, it only shows up on the board as "blah blah blah" and is missing the "@joe", which makes me wonder if joe is getting my message?

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  • $\begingroup$ Really? That's worked in the past. $\endgroup$ – Geoff Oxberry Aug 5 '16 at 16:55
  • $\begingroup$ I think it only works if you completely write out the entire name without spaces, @ThatsRightJack. $\endgroup$ – Paul Aug 5 '16 at 16:57
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    $\begingroup$ /cc @GeoffOxberry see also Don't remove the @ part of my comment. $\endgroup$ – cat Sep 24 '16 at 23:09
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The owner of the post you are commenting to always gets notified of comments. @-notifications to him/her are not necessary, and SE chose to remove them automatically.

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