I see a lot of people on this use the mention feature to refer to the user asking the question as @asker. How many of you realize that this is actually showing as a female user and doesn't notify the actual user asking the question?
Of course, most people know that. Saying "@asker" isn't meant to actually notify the QA because the QA is automatically notified of all new comments. It's simply meant to direct a comment at the asker when engaging in a conversation in which more than one user may be involved. Also, the actual user who is called "asker" is no longer active so she is not receiving any of these notifications anyway.
Yeah i know, so im trying not to use it, but now and then when you are talking to more people in one message, it will be easier to say at asker, so they know that part is meant for him/her. Besides, the user called asker is inactive, so can't see all the mentions she gets.
This isn't new for me, that's why I don't use the mention feature under these circumstances.
It doesn't matter cause the asker is notified anyway since it's his question, it's just a way to refer to him when talking to more than one person. Doesn't everything show up pink in comments anyway, except when referring to a male user? I think.