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Title: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: arebelspy on December 06, 2017, 09:13:24 PM
MOD NOTE

Just added a forum plugin. You can now tag someone using the @ symbol (and then typing their username).

To see where you've been tagged, hover the mouse over "profile" in the upper navigation bar and you'll now see a "mentions" link (or you can bookmark this: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/profile/?area=mentions (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/profile/?area=mentions)) that will show you when you've been tagged.

You can also check a box there to enable email notifications for when you've been tagged.

Cheers!
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: Paul der Krake on December 06, 2017, 09:24:03 PM
@helloworld
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: arebelspy on December 06, 2017, 09:47:02 PM
@helloworld

(S)he hasn't logged in in almost 3 years, and since I disabled email notifications by default, likely won't see this.  :)
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: HappierAtHome on December 06, 2017, 10:07:39 PM
I love this function in other forums, super excited we have it here now! Thanks ARS :D
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: Rural on December 06, 2017, 10:22:20 PM
Cool.
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: tralfamadorian on December 07, 2017, 08:24:41 AM
Yay!
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: arebelspy on December 07, 2017, 10:01:10 AM
Note: you need to use their full username.

@ars notifies someone else, not me, you need to type @arebelspy.

Doesn't work in Tapatalk, but it does in any normal browser (on a computer or phone or tablet)
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: diapasoun on December 07, 2017, 12:04:54 PM
Ahhh this is great! What a wonderful addition! \o/
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: Shane on December 07, 2017, 04:38:53 PM
Thanks ARS! That seems like a really useful addition to the forums.
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: Dicey on December 07, 2017, 11:12:57 PM
I'm such a Luddite, I have no idea what this means, but yay anyway! Thanks, Rebs.

P.S. Do you ever sleep?
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: arebelspy on December 08, 2017, 05:24:49 AM
I'm such a Luddite, I have no idea what this means, but yay anyway! Thanks, Rebs.

P.S. Do you ever sleep?

@Dicey

I do!

(Maybe this tag will help you see what it is for...imagine this in a thread you didn't know existed, and wasn't in your unread replies, but you see the number at the top by profile.)
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: Dicey on December 08, 2017, 10:09:01 AM
I'm such a Luddite, I have no idea what this means, but yay anyway! Thanks, Rebs.

P.S. Do you ever sleep?

@Dicey

I do!

(Maybe this tag will help you see what it is for...imagine this in a thread you didn't know existed, and wasn't in your unread replies, but you see the number at the top by profile.)
It worked! So this is a way to let someone know you've mentioned them in a post? What other applications does it have? Hopefully it isn't a tool for needling people. That could devolve pretty quickly.
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: arebelspy on December 08, 2017, 10:21:39 AM
Yes. Say you want someone to chime in, you can tag them, and they can pop in and read it and comment.
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: Dicey on December 08, 2017, 05:56:48 PM
Thanks!

Now, about that forum search feature (or lack thereof)...
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: arebelspy on December 08, 2017, 06:03:48 PM
Thanks!

Now, about that forum search feature (or lack thereof)...

Have you read the sticky in this subforum?

I used the forum search earlier today...
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: Dicey on December 10, 2017, 06:45:44 AM
Yup, read it more than once. Problem is, I never remember it, so I have to look it every time I want to search something. I think the fact that people keep starting new threads, asking the same questions, is an indication that the search workaround is clunky.

This a free site and I'm super grateful it exists. OTOH, I am not really in the "seeking information" phase of FIRE. I hang around mostly to help. If the search feature were better, I think it would help more people access the treasure trove of valuable information/discussion/knowledge that exists in the archives.
Title: Re: "Tagging"/Mentioning People
Post by: arebelspy on December 10, 2017, 08:44:25 AM
I think the fact that people keep starting new threads, asking the same questions, is an indication that the search workaround is clunky.

New people coming in and asking the same questions over and over is a part of the internet. It happens on every forum (FIRE or not, with a good search feature or not).

The search function could certainly be improved, but it won't stop new people from coming in and posting the same questions. :)

See: E-R.org as a simple, completely analogous example. :)