(This question first appeared on our main site). It tests a hypothesis about user notification. We were wondering whether inserting an "@" when editing a question would cause the user to be notified. Because notifications work differently on the meta site (where this thread belongs), it is crucial to post it (albeit temporarily) on our main site.
@jbowman, concerning your comment at Frequentism and priors: have you been notified now?
@whuber, this is a self-notification.
chl and mbq, you are mentioned without an "@" in case we need to re-test the editing mechanism.