Not sure if anyone else runs into this, but I occasionally am unable to ping people in comments if I use the mobile app or Safari. When I include @username at the beginning of a comment, it gets deleted when I actually try to post it.

I realize the mobile app is probably never going to be fixed, but I was curious if others have seen this with Safari and if so whether it can be fixed.

  • $\begingroup$ what makes you think pings do disappear? $\endgroup$
    – M.A.R.
    Jul 9, 2019 at 18:59
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    $\begingroup$ . . . ZOMG ALIENS!!1! $\endgroup$
    – M.A.R.
    Jul 9, 2019 at 19:00

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Note that pinging may be deleted automatically if system considers it unnecessary; see How do comment replies work? For example, here is my screenshot of Safari on MacOS Sierra:

Editing a comment in Safari on MacOS 10.12

I tried to ping you here, but upon publishing the ping has gone:

Final appearance of a comment in Safari on MacOS 10.12

This is an OS- and browser-independent intended behavior. As for mobile app, it hasn't been updated for years and probably shouldn't be used.


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