To get someone notified about my message, should I use @reply syntax in chat rooms? Who will get notifications when I send a message to a chat room without @reply?

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    $\begingroup$ This question belongs on the mother meta. $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic Mod
    Aug 5, 2021 at 7:37

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If you want to notify someone you should @ them. If you don't @ anyone, nobody will be notified.

  • $\begingroup$ I hope you answered this considering chat rooms? $\endgroup$
    – ACB
    Aug 5, 2021 at 6:55
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    $\begingroup$ @ACB Yes. For posts the notification rules are more complicated. Chat rooms are fairly simple- no @, no notification. (Additionally, you can't @ people that haven't been in the room for too long of a time). $\endgroup$
    – Chris Mod
    Aug 5, 2021 at 7:14
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    $\begingroup$ @ACB Is there any reason you thought this answer wasn't considering chat rooms? Did something happen where you weren't notified in a chat room despite someone tagging you? $\endgroup$ Aug 5, 2021 at 9:24
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    $\begingroup$ Note that chat pings don’t show up in your “global inbox” until 15 minutes after they’ve happened, and you can cancel that promotion-to-website by interacting with the chat room where the ping happens. See here. $\endgroup$
    – rob Mod
    Aug 5, 2021 at 9:43
  • $\begingroup$ @BioPhysicist , it happened. I realized that the other one didn't receive a notification about my message in the chat room, and also he has replied but I wasn't informed. $\endgroup$
    – ACB
    Aug 6, 2021 at 4:59

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