In the comments sections of questions I often try to write "@whoever" before commenting. Sometimes it works fine; other times the entire "@_" statement is omitted from the comment when it is published.

Why is this? Am I doing something wrong (some of the time)? Can it be fixed?

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    If you're mentioning the person who owns the post and no one else has commented, then it is automatically stripped away. There are other minor silly logics involved, which I'm not going to summarize here... read this instead: meta.stackexchange.com/a/43020
    – rm -rf Mod
    Commented Apr 22, 2013 at 5:01
  • @rm-rf Awesome, thanks for clearing this up!
    – geordie
    Commented Apr 22, 2013 at 5:06


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