"Tagging" a user name?

By LookinAround
Oct 26, 2012
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  1. I just posted a reply where I used @username in the post. I received an error message something like "You don't have permission to tag a user name"

    I had to remove the "@" to post the reply (but then I could edit the reply to put the @ back in)

    What's up?
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,172   +229

    Ditto, same thing happened to me earlier.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,417   +215

    Evidently this has happened to others using other @words. I'm sure it will be fixed in due time.
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,172   +229

    I'm patient, thank you.:)
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,523   +312

    We did some "upgrades" recently and it's added more bugs than fixes evidently. We will look into this shortly.
  6. adonisfigueroa

    adonisfigueroa TechSpot Staff Posts: 32 Staff Member

  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,523   +312

    adonisfigueroa appears to be working ok. I also modified what appears to be a new setting to limit the amount of tagged people on a single message.
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,348   +300

    Neat - - can you explain how these tags get used beyond the obvious reference to the specific user?
  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,523   +312

    It's a bit Twitter-like, jobeard.
    If you tag a user, the username gets linked automatically and the user in question receives an alert, as an open invitation to join the conversation or at least check what's going on.
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,348   +300

    Thank you :)
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,172   +229

    Interesting, thank you. I don't use twitter thou.:)
     
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,348   +300

    "it is a BIT LIKE Twitter"; not is related TO Twitter :grin:
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,172   +229

    I understand, thanks.(y)


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