XF 2.2 @ Mentioning a person by their name in addition to username or by "channel"

Drky

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I'm moving a group to XF from Slack. Some of the nice features in slack were @mentioning a channel.

Right now when I type @ I can autocomplete by the person's username. In our forum, we have a real name policy and so I would like to be able to invoke the @ mention against that field in addition to username. If I had to choose, it would be the name. Is this possible via a small mod or addon?

Additionally, the @ mentioning a channel was a great feature to notify everyone following a channel. In the context of a forum, this may not be possible, but wondering if there is an alternative to notify everyone that has posted in a certain node if a new thread is stickied, for example?
 
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