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Mentions / Tag / Tagging Members
« on: May 18, 2015, 02:48:35 PM »
This modification allows members to tag/mention other members in a post.  Handy if you want someone to specifically view a post featuring something.  They may have requested a picture of something and made a new thread with that picture in it, or you may have read something in a thread that may interest another member.

How do I use it?

1.  Simply write the '@' symbol in a message and start typing a members username.  After the third character a list of members matching those characters appear, and you can select the member that you wish to tag/mention.  Shown below....




This shows a message with two sentences and how the tag will look before submitting it....




This pictures show a preview of a message with the tag submitted....




This picture shows the Alert that you've been tagged, and a Private Message that you have received with a link to that thread and post....




How the PM will look....




I do hope this will be useful to members, as it proves popular on social media platforms.

Many thanks,
Tank.

Edit:-  I have just realised that there is a typo in each picture.  Whoops! ::)

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Re: Mentions/Tag
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 03:08:37 PM »
Very neat Tank.

All I've got to do now is remember this facility is available!!! Brain Overload is close.
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Re: Mentions/Tag
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 11:20:18 AM »
I didn't know this was here until NN told me I had been tagged. So if I type @Trainfish then I will receive this message via PM too?

Edit: It would appear not
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 11:56:03 AM by Trainfish »
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Re: Mentions/Tag
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 12:58:01 PM »
I didn't know this was here until NN told me I had been tagged. So if I type @Trainfish then I will receive this message via PM too?

Edit: It would appear not


No but if I do it @Trainfish it will  :D  :D

Cheers

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Re: Mentions/Tag
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2015, 04:25:54 PM »
You're right @Calnefoxile it did. Looks a bit messy in the PM though.

Edit: Ignore me, I was looking in the reply box  :doh:
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 04:27:44 PM by Trainfish »
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Re: Mentions/Tag
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 05:46:22 PM »
Ha ha ha!!!!  I'm glad you've sussed it out! :thumbsup:

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Re: Mentions / Tag / Tagging Members
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 01:00:54 AM »
Just to say as someone who finds this "@" thing annoying if you get repeat messages and don't know where to look on threads afterwards.  I found recently you can disable the "@" tagging thing in your profile settings.

Saves a bit of responses like "what" "who" -"I said what on what thread" or "sure I never commented on that thread / post before?"  "I already made my point, now I have 3 notifications to decipher"
« Last Edit: March 18, 2017, 01:04:49 AM by RST »

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Re: Mentions / Tag / Tagging Members
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 03:40:21 AM »
I, for one, find the tagging facility very useful but obviously don't know how the 'taggee' feels about it.
It is certainly a good way to bring to someone's attention there is a post specifically aimed at them on the open forum.

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Re: Mentions / Tag / Tagging Members
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 04:06:18 AM »
It is useful, but is overused IMO. I'd only use it when I'm actively wanting someone's input. It often seems to be used just because you've mentioned a member. There are a lot of notifications on here anyway, between emails every time someone responds to a thread you've posted on plus the quote and thank you notifications I do find it a bit odd. I can see why folk would turn it off, but that obviously defeats the purpose of it.

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Re: Mentions / Tag / Tagging Members
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 10:05:50 AM »
If someone is responding to a post in a thread and they quote a person, then the tagging feature shouldn't be used, as the quote (any any reply) will email the user.  I think it should only be used to introduce someone to a thread who isn't already aware.

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Re: Mentions / Tag / Tagging Members
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 10:12:13 AM »
If someone is responding to a post in a thread and they quote a person, then the tagging feature shouldn't be used, as the quote (any any reply) will email the user.  I think it should only be used to introduce someone to a thread who isn't already aware.
That's good advice Tank. I've been getting more and more tag emails recently and it is definitely getting to be a bit of a nuisance.
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Re: Mentions / Tag / Tagging Members
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 01:29:52 PM »
If someone is responding to a post in a thread and they quote a person, then the tagging feature shouldn't be used, as the quote (any any reply) will email the user.  I think it should only be used to introduce someone to a thread who isn't already aware.

Totally agree, which was my point. A lot of people seem to thank you, quote you and then say "thanks @username", which is slight unnecessary. It's a useful feature though for someone saying "I don't know the answer, but @username is the one to ask".

 

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