[RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

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Re: [RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

Post by keith10456 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:39 am

EXreaction wrote:You wouldn't necessarily want to limit it to users who've already posted in a topic...
Agreed...

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Re: [RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

Post by diego898 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:25 am

EXreaction wrote:You wouldn't necessarily want to limit it to...
+1 I also use this also exclusively to pull people into discussions! I think it should be
  • open to all users (who have appropriate permissions to post/reply to topic in its current location)
  • editing should not re-notify already tagged people
  • users should be able to tag groups and all users of that group would be notified (could be abused so should be a permission given by admin to users? )
  • definitely be a popup/facebook style thing that appears after typing the "@"

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Re: [RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

Post by diego898 » Fri May 03, 2013 11:47 pm

Has there been an RFC created for this?

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Re: [RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

Post by hjpotter92 » Sat May 04, 2013 1:00 am

diego898 wrote:Has there been an RFC created for this?
Aren't you already posting in it?

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Re: [RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

Post by diego898 » Wed May 08, 2013 2:44 am

whoops I meant a ticket in the tracker as suggested a couple posts ago

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Re: [RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

Post by leschek » Wed May 08, 2013 10:04 am

Just one question. Will be possible to use declension in names?

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Re: [RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

Post by imkingdavid » Wed May 08, 2013 2:12 pm

leschek wrote:Just one question. Will be possible to use declension in names?
Can you give an example of how it would look/work?
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Re: [RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

Post by leschek » Wed May 08, 2013 2:41 pm

Well, in my country we use declension in names. It mean if I write about somebody I change in certain way his/her name. Some examples with name John:
I'm John
I saw Johna
I was there with Johnem
I gave it Johnovi

So if there is now: @john
I would like to have option to write something like: [@=john]Johnovi[/@], because it looks much better in text. It would be similar as writing URL BBCode now.
Also if user has name john_123456 it would allow me to mention him in text as [@=john_123456]John[/@]

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Re: [RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

Post by keith10456 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:04 pm

leschek wrote:Well, in my country we use declension in names. It mean if I write about somebody I change in certain way his/her name. Some examples with name John:
I'm John
I saw Johna
I was there with Johnem
I gave it Johnovi

So if there is now: @john
I would like to have option to write something like: [@=john]Johnovi[/@], because it looks much better in text. It would be similar as writing URL BBCode now.
Also if user has name john_123456 it would allow me to mention him in text as [@=john_123456]John[/@]
Sounds like a great idea!

I would think (the devs would know better than me) that if the @ mentions function is added, then the feature you're requesting would simply be a BBcode addition.

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Re: [RFC] Ability to @mention specific users in posts

Post by AmigoJack » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:19 pm

Re: Hashtag MOD is a tryout to implement #keyword auto-links. The biggest problem is to isolate plaintext from instructions (speak: HTML/CSS/JS...).

A problem with @ could be the very same: ftp://user:pass@127.0.0.1 is a legal link and some CSS in the post can also have @page. And while you can search for ' @' nicely it won't catch occurances where the @ starts on a new line or is preceeded by BBCode or else. Not to mention cases where you don't want to have it interpreted. Also I foresee programming boards where people tend to not use BBCodes and then paste C, Pascal or Java, which can easily have dozens of matches: pData:= @sData;

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