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    @ Username

    I was thinking a useful feature (for me anyway) was @username aka twitter style. That means someone could post message and include @russdev and then that showed up on my panel at top of the page.

    Helps me keep up with posts etc

    What do people think and then next question can it be done shaun.

    Russ

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    Cracking idea Russ, I think that would be really helpful.

    Hope it can be done.

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    here here! gr8 idea!

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    Thirded!!

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    Can we have @smoothwall that gets us all (and natch a similar thing for all other sponsors?) - would be useful when, say I am on holiday people could catch Bobby F, Nile Tim or Dan.

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    We could also rename the site EduTwitGeekBook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    We could also rename the site EduTwitGeekBook.
    LOL

    Hmmm its a interesting idea and I know that I have seen nothing like it. I wonder...
    Would we have email notifications for the @'ed users too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Would we have email notifications for the @'ed users too?
    Hopefully user-settable, otherwise it could be open to spamming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Would we have email notifications for the @'ed users too?
    Gawd, I hope not! I already get too meny notifications in my mailbox everytime someone farts on Facebook! (I should really get round to turning that off)

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Hopefully user-settable, otherwise it could be open to spamming?
    In theory it would be no worse then someone registering and pm'ing you potentially but yeh I would like it as a user setting too.

    I am just trying to think how best to inform people who use the @ for other purposes.

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    What about a tick-box? Below the message textarea in the "Miscellaneous Options" box, along the same lines of what is already in there?

    E.g. "[ ]Target users with @"

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    I am thinking about a possible JS that monitors for "@" characters and if an @ is without a character before it a div tag is unhidden to say something like "@{username} alerts the user fyi, to disable uncheck x option below"
    The biggest issue would be people who disable javascript... if only JS did not have all the holes in it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    The biggest issue would be people who disable javascript... if only JS did not have all the holes in it....
    reminds me of the noscript message on mibbit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbit (AJAX IRC)
    Look. It's 2009. Each time you visit without javascript, another frog dies (It's automatic - wires from webserver to frog electricution chair. Took me 3 weeks to wire that). YOU are responsible. How does that make you feel? hmm? Save frogs. Enable javascript.

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    not sure if this is mentioned so sorry if its a repeat but what about or how about an

    @Admin or @EduMod

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    Great idea Russ!



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