I am usually pinged with my full username [Dr. Shmuel]. However, sometimes people will remove the dot.
Some question are now begged.
In the course of normal conversation in the comments, am may be pinged even with an [@] if I was directly prior to the next comment. However, with this pinging method not including the dot [DrShmuel] I receive no pings whatsoever. Even when I would have normally been pinged (see fig. 3) through the succession system in the comments. I presume the system thinks a certain [DrShmuel] is being paged, and leaves me [Dr. Shmuel] out of it.
Is the system supposed to ignore dots? Or has this all been a case of mistaken dots.