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User references (at sign, user name) seem to be broken today, at least in comments.

If I type an at-sign followed by some letters, I no longer get a suggestion for completion.

If I type the full user name regardless, it vanishes on posting.

I fully expect this posting will prove me wrong, such is Murphy's law.

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  • I am going to type at-another-dave here: @another-dave. There, I typed it. No auto-complete suggestion. Will it appear? – another-dave Feb 26 at 12:52
  • It's not broken, it's just that it only appears under certain conditions. – wizzwizz4 Feb 26 at 12:56
  • what are the conditions? This is the first time I recall it not appearing. – another-dave Feb 26 at 13:03
  • You need more than two users, including the post owner. Editors can be @pinged, but they don't show up in the autocomplete list. – wizzwizz3 Feb 26 at 13:06
  • @another-dave Now it works. Tada! – wizzwizz4 Feb 26 at 13:07
  • @wizzwizz4 - so it does. Thanks. – another-dave Feb 26 at 13:12
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You need more than two users, including the post owner. Editors can be @pinged, but they don't show up in the autocomplete list.

This happens because, when there are only two users in a comment thread, the system automatically pings the other user; thus, you don't need to @ping them.

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