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11th June 2010, 12:58 PM #16
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11th June 2010, 12:59 PM #17
When someone mentions you in a post, you get a notification in the top right. So it draws your attention to a topic you may not have spotted.
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11th June 2010, 01:00 PM #18
Sweet monkey Tuesdays, we have become Twitter without the character limit.
11th June 2010, 01:00 PM #19
This feature was requested/suggested a while ago. I think it's beneficial.
11th June 2010, 01:02 PM #20
@webman: - never even noticed that!
11th June 2010, 01:07 PM #21
So in theory you could really annoy people eventually by mentioning them poitntlessly? Can you turn off notifications?
11th June 2010, 01:08 PM #22
Ah, ok, I'm sold on that one. However, do we have to have a special syntax for it? The tags feature has shown that if it's optional, it won't be used, and if it's not used consistently nobody benefits. I'm of the opinion that any mentioned username should be tagged automatically (and retrospectively) without a twitterism in front of it.
Originally Posted by localzuk
11th June 2010, 01:09 PM #23
Ahh its the caching that is causing the delay.
Originally Posted by Gatt
11th June 2010, 01:09 PM #24
@Gatt: Here we go @ Username
11th June 2010, 01:10 PM #25
That would basically involve a script going through every word in every post and comparing it with the username database, aka HUGE load.
Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey
We can remove the "@" at the start after the post, its still needed to tag a user.
11th June 2010, 01:13 PM #26
Not yet but I can disable users ability to use the feature so report abuse the usual way.
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
11th June 2010, 01:17 PM #27
Okay, so where do I see these notifications? They're not e-mailed to me I hope?
11th June 2010, 01:18 PM #28
Top Right 'Your Alerts'. On your control panel there is a 'Mentions' tab.
Originally Posted by tmcd35
11th June 2010, 01:22 PM #29
Got it now! Thanks to @srochford: for mention'ing me in another post
Originally Posted by localzuk
11th June 2010, 01:30 PM #30
Hmm. If it was me, I'd provide a SOAP interface to the username list ("here's a list of words in the post, are any of them usernames", with a SELECT filter) and let the client-side do the matching work. Probably still a bit heavy though.
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
Getting rid of the "@" in a displayed post after the event would be good though.
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