When I ask a question, then obtain a question in response, how do I enter and respond to the question?

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    You should write a comment. That's that text field below that post. It just works below your own posts without enough reputation. Include the user you want to respond to with @user.
    – TeXnician
    Jul 3, 2017 at 16:39
  • You add comments to the answer, if something is not clear.
    – egreg
    Jul 3, 2017 at 16:39
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    This question should probably be moved to TeX Meta.
    – TeXnician
    Jul 3, 2017 at 16:40
  • This is my response to your instructions. Is this correct? TeXnician@user
    – Milt Riggs
    Jul 3, 2017 at 16:44
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    yes but the ping should look like @TeXnician (type @T and the rest of the name will be prompted) Jul 3, 2017 at 16:45
  • Thanks David @DavidCarlisle
    – Milt Riggs
    Jul 3, 2017 at 16:52
  • @MiltRiggs that worked:-) Jul 3, 2017 at 18:24

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To simply put this into an answer: You should use the comment feature to respond to users or to ask for clarification. You can always comment on your own questions and answers. Once you earn 50 reputation, you can comment on anybody's post.

If you want to mention a user in your comment you ping him with @user, but substitute user for his name. So if you want to ping me you would type @TeXnician.

In the comments you can use the usual markdown you can use in questions/answers (code highlighting, font adjustments etc.), but avoid putting too many important information in there. Sometimes you should edit your own question instead (or of course answer, if you found a solution).

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