Let's say I wanted to reply to someone's comment, but I forgot to add @user.

If I submit the comment, then realise, edit the comment, add @user, then confirm the edit, does the user receive a ping at that point, or is the ping only registered on originally submitting the comment?

Related (but my question is specifically adding the @user, not editing a comment already containing @user; i.e. my question is not a "re-ping", but a ping at all): Does Editing a Comment with a Ping in it Re-Ping the Mentioned User?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think there is some special rules for 2 person conversations. Might need someone else to weigh in here. \$\endgroup\$
    – linksassin Mod
    Jul 1, 2020 at 7:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is a comment. It has now been edited to @linksassin \$\endgroup\$
    – LizWeir
    Jul 1, 2020 at 7:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ I did get a ping for that. I'll just double check this for science! By editing this to ping @LizWeir \$\endgroup\$
    – linksassin Mod
    Jul 1, 2020 at 7:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ Related on MSE: Do users get notifications when @ was edited in \$\endgroup\$
    – Someone_Evil Mod
    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Relevant MSE question: What events trigger an inbox notification? The answer does address this scenario, as well as the scenario involved in the test above: "A post’s author comments on a post you have previously commented on, when the only other (undeleted) comments on the post belong to you or the author." \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast
    Jul 1, 2020 at 18:30

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Yes, editing in a @mention pings the user

After a brief test in the comments of this question I can confirm that editing in an @mention does ping the user following the edit.


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