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New Mention System!

Post by Scott » November 30th, 2018, 12:07 pm

Exciting Announcement, I just installed a new mention system for the Philosophy Forums.

The mention system uses the following BBCode in which you replace USERNAME with the username of the member you want to tag:

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[mention]USERNAME[/mention]
However, as an easy shortcut you can type the @ symbol and then begin typing the first few letters of members name, and a popup box should appear. You can then click the name of the member you want to tag, which will quickly generate the BBCode for you.

As an example, I will tag @Greta now. :)

Tagging a member not only highlights their name, but it should send a notification to the member according to their settings on the Notification Options section of the Board Preferences Tab of the User Control Panel (UCP).
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Re: New Mention System!

Post by Eduk » November 30th, 2018, 2:48 pm

@Scott awesome.
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Re: New Mention System!

Post by Greta » November 30th, 2018, 5:25 pm

@Scott - it's a quicker and easier alternative to quoting where context isn't important.

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Post by ktz » December 1st, 2018, 8:51 am

Very cool. Out of curiosity, is this something you achieved with a phpBB plugin of some kind, or did you write the PHP for the feature yourself? Is there a discussion of the site's technical stuff anywhere?
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Post by ktz » December 1st, 2018, 8:52 am

Oops, forgot to @Scott :D
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Re: New Mention System!

Post by Scott » December 1st, 2018, 11:43 am

ktz wrote:
December 1st, 2018, 8:51 am
Very cool. Out of curiosity, is this something you achieved with a phpBB plugin of some kind, or did you write the PHP for the feature yourself? Is there a discussion of the site's technical stuff anywhere?
The mention system is a phpBB extension written by someone else, available publicly. If you have a phpBB forum and need the public link to the extension, let me know.
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Post by ktz » December 2nd, 2018, 10:32 am

Thanks for the info, no I was just asking because I have messed around a bit with PHP and was curious about the technical side of phpBB.

I'm thinking of building a community forum as a hobby project in node.js, so I've been poking around a bit on sites like this one, arguman, hacker news etc. for some perspective on what kind of design challenges I could expect to face.
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Re: New Mention System!

Post by Georgeanna » December 26th, 2018, 6:36 am

Greta wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 5:25 pm
@Scott - it's a quicker and easier alternative to quoting where context isn't important.
@Greta - testing, testing. Not sure how this works.

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Re: New Mention System!

Post by Georgeanna » December 26th, 2018, 6:42 am

@Greta

Got it. But what a palaver. I had to type in all the mentions etc. There has to be an easier way that I'm not seeing...help ?!

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Re: New Mention System!

Post by Burning ghost » December 26th, 2018, 11:32 am

@Georgeanna

Type “@“ and then start typing name and select the name in dropbox.
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Re: New Mention System!

Post by Georgeanna » December 26th, 2018, 11:38 am

@Burning ghost

Ah, OK, thanks. It worked this time. I did follow the instructions as provided by Scott but perhaps I didn't wait long enough for the Dropbox to...er...drop.

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