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I am confused while addressing the user in comments.. if the user name for example "Abcd E F"

How do I address it, @Abcd E F or @AbcdEF ??

  • "I observed when there are spaces in user name, with tab it is not possible to auto fill." - I don't think this is correct. If user is actually ping-able by you, it should suggest the user (it should suggest @AbcdEF). – pomsky Jan 2 at 8:36
  • yes @pomsky.... i have tested it on the actual users question with tab. his user name is Abcd E F and i tried Abcd tab may be thats the cause it did not suggest any because i think its not necessary. Even if i specify @Abcd E F + my comment system will ignore in such case as me and Abcd E F are in discussion. – PRATAP Jan 2 at 8:41
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According to this answer on How do comment @replies work? - Meta Stack Exchange

Spaces are removed from the display names for matching purposes. So to match Peter Smith you may use @pet, @peter, @peters, or @petersmith. The last two are useful if Peter Jones is also participating, who can then be distinguished using @peterj. However, no spaces are allowed in the @name itself. Like to notify P Smith, one must use @psm or @psmith. (Here @P Smith would be handled as just @P, which is too short.) Single quotes, dots, dashes and underscores should not be removed.

So, any combination of greater than three alphabets starting with first name will notify user "Abcd E F", if he made any comment previously on the same post and if there is no conflicting username participating. It's better to use @AbcdEF to notify "Abcd E F", to avoid any kind of conflicts. In short, spaces can be neglected while writing the full name.

  • "So, "@Abcd E F" will notify user "Abcd", if he made..." - I don't think is completely correct as per the answer posted in Meta SE. If there is no conflict, then it should indeed notify user 'Abcd E F' (as the answer claims 'Peter Smith' can be notified using @peters). However, if there's another participant @Abcd X Y, then there might be an issue. – pomsky Jan 2 at 8:28
  • @pomsky I've edited the post. Now I hope it's correct. :) – Kulfy Jan 2 at 8:42
  • "... greater than three alphabets starting with first name will notify user "Abcd E F", if he made any comment previously on the same post." and if there is no conflicting username participating ;-) – pomsky Jan 2 at 8:44
  • @pomsky Added that too :) – Kulfy Jan 2 at 8:45

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