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Post by markeg » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:30 pm

Is there a way to tag a user to a post, other than sending an email/pm? If not, would make a useful feature ...
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Post by PerryGunn » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:55 pm

markeg wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Is there a way to tag a user to a post, other than sending an email/pm? If not, would make a useful feature ...
You mean like this? markeg

Just use the square brackets with ref username /ref
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Post by markeg » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:16 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:55 pm
markeg wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Is there a way to tag a user to a post, other than sending an email/pm? If not, would make a useful feature ...
You mean like this? markeg

Just use the square brackets with ref username /ref
Not quite Perry, what I'm after is sending a notification, like with the quote tags. I notice that quote changed with the upgrade so it now includes user_id as a field - so quote *may* work but if user_id is a required field, then it won't. However, that's still a convoluted way of just "tagging" someone in a post so they get a notification.

For example, when someone wants info on a roof motor relocation, you could tag someone in a post, and they pick it up, without having to respond, then pm etc...

Lots of forums use the @ symbol, so @markeg would notify me about a post. Doesn't seem to work on this forum though. Others use tags like [userlink]markeg[/userlink]. Seems we only have the quote tags, which are a bit of a bodge:
markeg wrote:
Alpina Roadster S, #108: "veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around..."
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