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Add-on Auto User Tagging in Messages

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Neutral Singh, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    Despite of informing my members about user tagging feature using @, there are way too many instances, where members still ignore this function and simply refer to other members as

    Dear Kier, Chris D, Mike, Jake Bunce, Brogan

    instead of...

    Dear @Kier, @Chris D, @Mike, @Jake Bunce, @Brogan

    Is it possible to auto add @ with usernames automatically in the posts, so that the intended users get an instant alert and much faster turnaround time. I cannot expect my mods to edit each and every such post and add @ in front of usernames.

    Making it an automated process would save a lot of effort and also make this feature much more useful. If there is some add-on which already does it, please refer me to it.

    Thank you.
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  2. ForumCube

    ForumCube Active Member

    I don't think something like this exists and my personal opinion is, this shouldn't exist at all :p.

    Programmatically - yes, this is possible.

    Logically - Quite difficult. it will consume a lot more resources as such system needs to compare every new post individual word against available user list.

    Honestly, Don't even think about it if your community got decent number of members. I suggest you to spent some more effort toward educating your community members.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016
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  3. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    i agree... :(
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Even if they do, it won't generate alerts.

    Alerts are sent for new posts only, not edits.
  5. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    really? so a lot of effort went wasted... :(
  6. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    What about all those times you want to talk about people, but you don't want to alert them or let them know you're talking about them? :cautious:
  7. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    talk about them in another website, or write their nick in a wrong way :D

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