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This is an artifact of some fail-over testing we did during the weekend. Sorry about the noise, this should be cleared up for everyone by now. For those that don't know, we have redundant data centers, data replicates between them. If something happens in the US East, we can (very quickly) come back up in Oregon, without anyone losing anything they've ...


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@-notifications don't work in questions, as @MadScientist wrote. Nevertheless, I still prefer to write @ in front of an username in a question, as a graphical cue that it is a username. It is a bit like a variable sigil in my view.


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Comments are third-class citizens on SE. Their purpose is solely to lead to improvements in the post. This can be by correcting mistakes, asking for clarity, or making suggestions of improvement. They are not for discussion -- try to avoid starting a discussion in comments. If you wish to discuss, create a new room in chat. The chat platform is much better ...


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Just added. A "Follow" feature. Pointers to further information about this feature can be found in the corresponding tag-info on Meta Stack Exchange.


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Since a few months, The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network, including MathOverflow. It does require you to click the 'follow' link underneath a post. After you have followed a post, you will get inbox notifications for all new answers (in the case where you followed a question), comments, edits, and notices. There's a list ...


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As explained in other answers, writing at_username in a question/answer does not notify a user. This would not matter that much - experienced users know that you are simply using it to show that you are responding to somebody. But inexperienced users might get confused by this into thinking that it actually works as a notification if they see this in posts ...


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Since feeds might be new to many users around here, I have created a separate chatroom for people who want to experiment with them a bit. (And maybe later decide whether they want to start using some software or browser extension for this - if they see that it is useful.) Unless you are a moderator, you need to be a room owner if you want to edit the feeds ...


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