Suppose I ask a question..I know that some user might be knowing its answer..

For eg,its a question related to a script.and i know that user xyz is good in scripts.I want him to notice my question..or rather I know he can answer..

By existing means,i can share a link to fb,twitter,email.But there is no option to share it with an ask ubuntu user itself.I dont know his e-id,m not on fb and twitter..or he isnt.

How can i do it?As of now i just add a comment with @username to let him know..any propper way to do it?

  • Might this be a feature request?
    – nanofarad
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 20:08

1 Answer 1


I would tag the user in chat with @username. Be patient - it can take a few hours if that user does not have that chatroom open.

A user is only notified when using @username in a question or answer if they have already contributed to that question or answer i.e. @fredbloggs will not work if fredbloggs had not previously added a comment or wasnt the original poster (OP).

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