I posted a question, that refers to a MO question. In the answers there I found something that confuses me. Since I want to use the results in my own question, I'd like to draw to ones attention to my question.

Is it ok, to write a comment in one of my questions to someone how is not involved yet? I don't to bother people and if this is not a good style, I have to think of other ways...

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If I understand what you are trying to do, it just ain't gonna work. The @-notification system cannot be used to summon users. It is only used to indicate that your comment is directed at a certain user who is already participating.

If you really want someone's attention on your problem: send them an e-mail. But beware that doing this too often may cause the other party to start ignoring you.

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Thanks, I don't want to bother people with eMails. –  draks ... Feb 20 '12 at 10:06
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