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I posted a question and later found a comment related to my question in another post, so I'd like to invite the comment-maker to say more in my post. So if I @ that user, will he/she be notified?

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  • $\begingroup$ If there is something not addressed in the FAQ on the main meta please edit let us know. $\endgroup$ – dmckee Jul 7 '12 at 17:09
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, it is answered in a comment in your link. $\endgroup$ – Jia Yiyang Jul 8 '12 at 1:36
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You have to make a "Hey @poster" comment on a post they've been on; just reply directly to their comment. you can't "ping" people that are have never touched a question (because it would be annoying and lead to lots of false positives if you were to "@John" and notify all Johns on the site).

Also, @user never works in questions/answers, only comments. Questions/answers aren't directed at specific users.

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