XF 1.4 Removing @ from existing tags

The Sandman

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How can I remove the @ sign from existing tags - I've unticked the box in the User Alert Options and new tags don't have the @, but all the existing tags still have them.


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There isn't a method in the software that handles this, it would require direct manipulation in the database or an add-on to remove them on the fly. @Kier's post find and replace could accomplish this (with proper RegEx and back ups).


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For anyone in the future looking.

RegEx I used:
Regular Expression: /(\[USER=[0-9]+\])@/
Replacement String: \1
Thanks for this, however, do you happen to know what I should do if I wanted to add @ instead of removing it?

So that becomes to [USER=[0-9]@ ?

Thanks a lot!![/USER]