Could one of the tech support guys (or anyone else who definitively knows) explain precisely how EL&U inbox works?
Does having @username anywhere in comment text cause that comment to appear in username's inbox? Or only if it starts the text? Sometimes I reference @anotherusername within my comment text - and I put the @ in to alert username that the following string is in fact a name, since it might read oddly if he didn't know that. I've no idea if anotherusername is notified or not.
Is username notified of comments starting with, say, just @user?
Does (or could) "inbox" automatically update in any circumstances other than in response to @username in comments? For instance, the next comment immediately following one of yours, if it doesn't have an explicit @username for someone else.
That last one was a bit sly. However it actually does work, might there be (possibly optional, configurable) tweaks to improve the @user experience, that could usefully be discussed here?
Sorry if this has all been covered before, but I can't see anything in FAQ, and obviously I can't actually search for @ in previous questions.