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Add support for user mentions?

Post by moonbat » 2019-09-03, 07:14

There's a phpBB plugin for that. It would be easier to draw a user's attention on a thread rather than having to quote the whole or part of a post, especially if that person wasn't in the thread in question. Though I dunno, Moonchild may get the most of the mentions :)
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Re: Add support for user mentions?

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-09-03, 15:20

GOD I would hate if it used that disgusting Notifications feature.. That thing is so persistently annoying as hell that I stopped having the board send one for reporting posts.

I am NOT in favor of it if it means that.
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Re: Add support for user mentions?

Post by Moonchild » 2019-09-03, 15:36

after submitting the post it will create a notification to that user.
So, Tobin, it will do exactly what you don't want ;P

I'm honestly not in favor of this. This is not social media. People already have the option to subscribe to boards and threads they find interesting. I don't see a need to add notifications when people decide they want to @mention someone. Control in the hands of the reader, not the writer.
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Re: Add support for user mentions?

Post by Isengrim » 2019-09-03, 15:45

I would hope that such an add-on would allow users to disable mention notifications, and/or be an opt-in thing.

Mentions are useful to get someone's attention for development or troubleshooting purposes, as it is on GitHub. For a more general audience on a support forum, yeah, it's more likely to be abused by newbies and spammers than used properly.
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Re: Add support for user mentions?

Post by moonbat » 2019-09-04, 00:42

Isengrim wrote:
2019-09-03, 15:45
I would hope that such an add-on would allow users to disable mention notifications, and/or be an opt-in thing.
Probably not, going by the plugin description.
Moonchild wrote:
2019-09-03, 15:36
Control in the hands of the reader, not the writer.
Makes sense. Lots of potential for abuse as Isengrim said.
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