Also, if you are posting an comment under a post and want to refer the user that posted it there is no need ping his name, a notification will be sent to him anyways.
Under a question, the user that posted the question gets notification of all the comments, under an answer the same thing, its not just the first comment, all comments made under a post will send a notification to the user that created the post, either a question or an answer.
There is no need to ping the user that created the post if you are commenting in the post he created.
That should only be necessary to refer another user other than the user that made the post. The system removes it automatically because you can ping max 2 users in a comment and adding the user that created the post is useless, so it is removed.