How to mention another member in a post

Discussion in 'CookingBites How to Guides' started by morning glory, 6 Mar 2017.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    If you want to mention another member in a post, adding a live link is a good idea. Not only does it save you typing out their whole name but they will get an alert message - so they will know you have mentioned them. All you have to do is type '@' followed by the first 3 letters of their name. Then you should see their icon and name appear. Like this:
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    Click on their icon or the first three letters of their name and the live link to their name should automatically appear. Like this: @SatNavSaysStraightOn.
    Last edited: 9 Jun 2017
  2. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

    NSW, Australia
    So I will get to see an alert that tells me that another member mentioned me in such and such a thread.


    Clicking on that alert will take me to the post where my member name was mentioned.


    As you can see, my member name is in green. If it is not green, but black, I won't get the alert saying I was mentioned... (but you can't just colour the name green, sorry.)

    Clicking on any member name (link in green) or their avatar will show this:


    I've highlighted a really useful feature: the ability to start a private message with someone. Of course clicking on your own avatar or link, whilst it will bring up a very similar screen, there is one important different - you can't start a conversation with yourself! :unsure: :stop:
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  3. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

    NSW, Australia
    I'll add one important little thing here. Some of us also use abbreviations for our member names like @morning glory being MG and myself @SatNavSaysStraightOn being SNSSO. If you use our abbreviated names, we won't get an alert saying you mentioned us, so you are relying on us reading that post to know we were mentioned... so it is better to use the @ sign and the first three letters.

    When you have typed @ and the first 3 letters, if the member name you want is the only one in the list, or is the top of the list (so highlighted), you can just press enter or return on the keyboard and the system will select it automatically for you. That makes my member name slightly easier to use because you don't have to type it out in full.

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