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Drew4UTk

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@mentioning people by name
« on: February 06, 2017, 02:53:07 PM »
if you want to mention a member (presumably to notify them via email they're being talked about) post it by preceding their user name with an 'at' symbol...

as in [member=3]drewactual[/member]

when you use it, you'll notice the username list pops up and drills down as you start typing the name- which is clever so you don't have to remember how it's spelled or waste time typing it out- but maybe bad if users have similar names and you choose the wrong one.

this will dispatch an email to the user giving them a heads up their name is being used in vane.... or they have an admirer... or 'sumpthin like that. 



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Re: @mentioning people by name
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 03:03:39 PM »
just fyi, i'm getting no popup when doing this. i'm using firefox with popup blockers it that makes a difference.

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Re: @mentioning people by name
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 03:06:19 PM »
[member=12]rolltidefan[/member]

i didn't have the permissions set up right... I bet it's working now!  you should have a notice under 'profile' at the top of the page, and you should have received an email....

i can see this one being abused.... i'll keep an eye on it.

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Re: @mentioning people by name
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 10:19:26 AM »
@drew4utk
this still a thing? not getting the list of members anymore.

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 11:33:37 AM »
@rolltidefan , it should be working.... does for me... i need to check permissions and see if an update may have reset it.  i also need to make a habit out of logging in as a user to make sure you guys are getting all the bells and whistles too... 

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 11:39:22 AM »
@rolltidefan i fixed it... you were right.  it was my fault.  i adjusted 'regular members' and figured it would cover moderators too, but it didn't.  so.. flipped the switch and it should be back for you now. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 01:29:30 PM »
@Drew4UTk worked well. thanks

 

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