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How do I "mention" someone?
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10 March 2014
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PeterWeatherby
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Someone "mentioned" me in a recent post, and I like that the forum alerted me to that fact - it makes direct person-to-person conversation so much easier, IMHO.

I would like to "mention" more often when I'm directly responding to a person, but I don't know how to do that.

Can someone clue me in?

Not a bit like Cagney.

10 March 2014
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Use the @ sign and then begin typing the username of the person you want to contact (it can be case sensitive so be mindful of capital letters), it will bring it a list of the available posters so for yourself its @Pet. . .  which brings @PeterWeatherby.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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10 March 2014
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meanmistermustard said

Use the @ sign and then begin typing the username of the person you want to contact (it can be case sensitive so be mindful of capital letters), it will bring it a list of the available posters so for yourself its @Pet. . .  which brings @PeterWeatherby.

Hmmm ... that's not working for me. I don't get a list of available posters when I type @ and then start typing, for example, "meanmistermustard" - maybe it's a browser compatibility issue.

What do you do when the user you want to mention has spaces in their name?

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10 March 2014
6.23pm
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Type the username slowly and pause after the first 2 or three letters to give the drop down menu a chance to bring up the options. Spaces don't matter as the whole username will appear.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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10 March 2014
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@Starr Shine? it works! Thanks

 

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12 March 2014
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@YouKnowMyName what happens if I do myself?

You know my name you know number too
You know my name you know my number
What's up with you?

12 March 2014
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YouKnowMyName mentioned you in the post How do I "mention" someone?  (Remove Notice)

Ohoho! ahdn_ringo_09

You know my name you know number too
You know my name you know my number
What's up with you?

12 March 2014
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YouKnowMyName said
YouKnowMyName mentioned you in the post How do I "mention" someone?  (Remove Notice)

Ohoho! ahdn_ringo_09

That's weird. I can see your avatar in the first post, but not the second one. Bizarre.

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12 March 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

YouKnowMyName said
YouKnowMyName mentioned you in the post How do I "mention" someone?  (Remove Notice)

Ohoho! ahdn_ringo_09

That's weird. I can see your avatar in the first post, but not the second one. Bizarre.

Yes, that is weird. 

EDIT: I see YKMN's avatar in both posts now. This edit comes after mmm's post and edit from 9:36.

12 March 2014
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YKMY's avatar is in both for me. 

You can also just type the person's name out to notify them instead of waiting for the drop down menu of usernames to appear - remembering to use the @ sign at the start of course and the correct letter casing.

 

Edit: Its gone now. Was there a few minutes ago.

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12 March 2014
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I see it both times too. It's all good.

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13 March 2014
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If you edit a post and un-@ someone, does it take their notification at the top of their page away?

13 March 2014
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I could check yoko-ono_01

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13 March 2014
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@Starr Shine? I guess you @-ed me and then un-@-ed me. I do have the notification at the top of my page.

Thanks for helping me test this.

14 March 2014
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I can't get it to work either. Same issue as PeterWetherby. :(

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18 April 2014
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It worked for me the first time I tried. But with one thread I couldn't get it to work, so I tried out this (pretty simple, really)

This is what I did:

1. Copy your comment (if you don't want to loose it)

2. Refresh the page

3. Paste the comment again and try to "mention" someone, it worked for me!

Hope this helps  a-hard-days-night-george-9

3 May 2014
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It looks like the @ notifications you get disappear after one month. I just noticed tonight (after the magical midnight wave of the magic wand of forum date rollover) that a mention Joe gave me on April 2nd is now gone. Poof.

4 May 2014
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stuartgardner
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Ahhh Girl mentioned me in the post New avatar topic, for so reads the notice that greets me, but I can't find my mention or even the topic!  I'm utterly at sea.

Thanks!

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4 May 2014
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@stuartgardner

When you see receive a "mention" it appears at the top of the page. If you click on the thread title in said "mention" it will take you there as the link is inbuilt, no need to go hunting for it.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

4 May 2014
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Ah, thanks, mean!  I guess I shouldn't have removed the notice, then...

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