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    New Feature: @membername

    This is a feature that's a standard part of the Xenforo forum software. It can be useful and I found an add-on that implements it for vBulletin.

    It will also be familiar to Facebook users and Twitter users.

    The @user tagging mod is designed to increase activity on your forum by allowing members to mention each other in posts when talking about them.
    Posting [MENTION=3]David Baxter[/MENTION] informs me via a notification on the forum and may inform me offline via email when someone has tagged me in a post.

    I'm still trying to work out how to configure this correctly.


    This is a great way to increase forum activity with no extra admin input required – people will start to mention posts/threads to their friends, which will increase the amount of posting. This is especially useful of forums which have an international contingent (so threads posted in during the night for some of your members don't go overlooked) or forums which have a lot of posts/threads each day – again to make sure that a post a person might want to read doesn't get lost in the crowd.
    And in a long or busy thread, it allows you to direct a comment or reply, it allows you to easily direct your reply to a specific poster.

    Or you can use is simply to tag an other member who you think would be interested in reading that particular thread. To do this, use the new Tag box above the thread:

    tag member.jpg

    Currently, member Tags and Mentions are displayed in your member profile:

    mentions-tags.jpg

    I thought the notifications were supposed to show up somewhere else as well but I'm still playing with the settings.

    Try it out!



    Privacy Note
    Member tags are not visible to guests or non-logged in visitors.

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    Re: New Feature: @membername

    Example: I think that [MENTION=1519]Steve[/MENTION] should read this.

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    Re: New Feature: @membername

    Quote Originally Posted by David Baxter View Post
    Example: I think that [MENTION=1519]Steve[/MENTION] should read this.
    Was I supposed to receive a notification?
    Steve

    Dum spiro spero....While I breathe, I hope

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    Re: New Feature: @membername

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Was I supposed to receive a notification?
    You will now, [MENTION=1519]Steve[/MENTION].

    Version upgraded.

    You should receive an email and you can also see it in Notifications and the Notifications drop-down at forum top right.

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    Re: New Feature: @membername

    Yes, I received several just now, thanks!

    I also got this pop up when I accessed Psychlinks this time:

    notif.JPG

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    Re: New Feature: @membername

    Another cute feature (I'm such a geek! or do I mean nerd?):

    If you want to address the original thread starter, i.e., the person who started a thread, you can use the designation

    [noparse :[/noparse]

    [CODE :[/CODE]

    which for this thread will be a mention to

    :

    Added: or.... maybe this part isn't working yet...



    The colon at the end is important. It must be included in order for this feature to work as intended.

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    Re: New Feature: @membername

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Yes, I received several just now, thanks!

    I also got this pop up when I accessed Psychlinks this time:

    notif.JPG
    Oh yeah. I forgot to mention that part. You need to say "yes" if you want the "push" notifications.

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