I posted a reply to Russ in this thread:

How to recover deleted files?

When I did so, I began it with "@Russ, " to tag him. When I posted the comment though, the tag vanished. I tried several times to edit the comment to put the tag back and it keeps removing it. What gives?

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This is by design -- @postowner is never necessary when addressing the post owner, as the post owner is always notified of every single comment on their post, forever, always.

So we auto-remove it when the only people talking are you and the post owner.

Click the "help" link next to the "add comment" button for more details.

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  • Ahh, thank you. – psusi Jul 11 '11 at 19:42

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