I was just wondering that when someone mention username in post like here does user get notification about this? Or mentioning with link do that ? I got mentioned few times but I never got any notification.

If it doesn't work then can't we have it when someone mention a username ?

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    I think this proposal is better suited for Meta Stackexchange as I doubt the mods have access to add any features.
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Jun 14, 2016 at 21:50

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The rules for mentions are described in How do comment @replies work?.

In a nutshell: mentions work in comments, for people already involved in discussion.

When mentions are used in questions/answers that's just usually to make clear it's about account name or just out of habit.

The reasons not to have them is mostly that this isn't email and who would want to be pinged every time someone feels like it? We are not addressing questions at some specific person and answers are already implicitly aimed at the question.

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    I certainly wouldn't want to be emailed, but some sort of box in the profile would be nice, especially if that were to include meta and chat.
    – cjbj
    Jun 20, 2016 at 16:20

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