It's possible to address comments to posters and also other people who have left a comment underneath a post. In this situation the commenter or poster gets pinged and is alerted to the message. Occasionally, someone edits a post and quite often I would like to communicate with them—whether it's my post or someone else's. I am certain that this is something that other members have experienced too. Being able to address comments to editors would be useful for seeking clarification, getting advice, querying aspects of the edit and so forth. This would also stop off-topic comments underneath editors' other posts where people have gone to ping them about a completely different post that they've edited. Would it be possible, please, to enable comments to editors in the comments section so that they get pinged? And would other members appreciate this feature?
Apparently this feature exists in the sense that editors can be pinged if you continue to type in the editor's name—but editors don't pop up automatically in the list of people who are pingable. It's clear that most users don't know this and it isn't intuitively obvious. Can we have a system whereby the editor's name pops up in the comment box so that everybody knows that they can be straight-forwardly communicated with, please?