Why Does My Attempts To Answer a Post Not Alert The Recipient?


OK, Not music or equip. related, but bothersome. Often I go to answer a post by typing the @ symbol, wherein, a list of people in the thread then show up. However, this is often incomplete and often does not show the intended recipient. I usually make sure the spelling is correct and whether the capital first letter is appropriate. Often it is a small letter which I then type in. I don't remember this problem many years ago as a frequent  poster. Anyone know? Thanks in advance..
artemus_5
Usually when anyone's name is posted they get a message saying "you were mentioned in a discussion". That's just based on experience. The site isn't exactly a paragon of consistency, but the technology on the other hand is right up there with the very best of the 1990's.
Yeah, good luck with that. :-)
It’s definitely a bug with the site, and an annoying one at that. 
The only way it works is if the recipient has checked the "Follow this Discussion" box. Took me a little bit to figure out.
Right up there on the right beside your post it  says "Get notified when someone responds."
@millercarbon

I mentioned you in a comment yesterday. Your name never highlights though. Did you get a notice? Just curious. I get notices but not all of them. But you are right about '90's tech.

@dadork 

Right up there on the right beside your post it says "Get notified when someone responds."

Thanks. I do not see that, though I do get notifications. That may be why I don't see it. But there again, I don't get them all. I assume a notice is not sent IF the name does not highlight. But I'm not sure of that.
If the name is not highlighted after the @ then that member will not be notified. I think this is a bug in the software. It's ridiculous to have to hit follow this discussion; by participating in the thread you're automatically following it. This bug has been mentioned to Admin over the years and has never been addressed.

I'm using a mobile device and don't see the Follow This anywhere.



Thanks for all the help. I guess this is what you get for free. I suspect $100 yr will get you more.