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Re: New mention function
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2014, 05:16:37 pm »
Test @Warbird

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Re: New mention function
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2014, 05:39:01 pm »
I don't think you can test yourself @Warbird  :)
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Re: New mention function
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2014, 05:46:56 pm »
Nope.  Got your tag, tho!  ;D

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Re: New mention function
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2014, 09:48:36 pm »
What is clever about this function is when I begin typing a members handle, I get the drop down list like a Google search, so I don't have to know a complete or even a correct spelling.

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Re: New mention function
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2014, 09:59:34 pm »
Yup, I wish that drop down was available on the "Search For Members".
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Re: New mention function
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2015, 09:42:30 am »
I think this feature it pretty neat, especially for putting a notification on an old thread, but I've noticed it is being used a little too heavily lately, almost as a replacement for quoting another post. Maybe I'm alone on this one, but using the tag on every reply in a thread really isn't necessary. It generates an email which then goes to your smart phone if your email is linked. I think it's great if you are trying to draw attention to someone, but not to respond to someone in the previous post on a current thread. :) If you want to respond to me in a current thread, just use my name without the @. If you have dragged up an old thread and want to get may attention, use the @tag. :)
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Re: New mention function
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2015, 10:14:12 am »
Totally agree.  The only reason it should ever be used is if you really need someone to know that they need to look at something. If that person has already posted in the topic, you should not use that function.  It can be a great tool, but could easily become an annoyance that I can remove, or only give certain member group levels permission to use.
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Re: New mention function
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2015, 01:43:47 pm »
Well put. And any of you brushsaw wanna be's out there that want my attention, start using it to. I don't read every thread. :D

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Re: New mention function
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2015, 06:41:59 pm »
Another issue, that I have seen, and I end up getting the complaint wanting to know what is going on.

When someone uses the mention function, and picks the wrong username.  They get an email, they get a personal message, and they have no clue why they are getting a notification, so in turn, I get an email and a personal message and have to go figure it all out.
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Re: New mention function
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2015, 02:33:28 pm »
I wondered who gets notified when you type in Goat or Old Goat but I checked before I added the @ and found we actually have members with those names.   :D
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Re: New mention function
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2015, 04:13:04 pm »
But dem's different Goats.  :)  Dis one is a stinky old "Billy Bull Goat".  smiley_airfreshener
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« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2015, 05:32:53 pm »
 :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: New mention function
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2015, 10:33:40 am »
I've edited the first post in this topic.  I was able to upgrade this so you can opt out of notifications by clicking on profile then going to profile info/mentions/settings
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Re: New mention function
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2015, 07:05:13 am »
Don't recon I need to opt out. Wood appear no one wants to tag me anyway.  :D
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Re: New mention function
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2016, 11:28:39 am »
This forestry forum function has been removed. The reason is that it was a poorly written modification and it was very buggy. It worked for some, did not work for others, and the log errors it created were significant. All of this takes a toll on the Forum's performance, so for now, this function no longer exists.  If you want to draw someone's attention to a post. send them a friendly personal message.  :)
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Re: New mention function
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2016, 06:51:14 pm »
Only just now saw this. I wasn't very active on the Forum when you guys were experimenting with it. Thanks for trying it out, " @Jeff " , this would have been nice if it had worked properly.  ;D
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« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2016, 07:33:06 pm »
It does work properly now we think. ;)
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« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2016, 11:50:25 pm »
It does work properly now we think. ;)

Ah, well, who might be awake that I could try this on?  ???
@Ianab, does the world-wide summoning feature work?  ;D
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« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2016, 01:47:17 am »
It does work properly now we think. ;)

Ah, well, who might be awake that I could try this on?  ???
@Ianab, does the world-wide summoning feature work?  ;D

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Yes.  :D
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