Traveler

How to reference a forum poster’s handle

Recommended Posts

When you type @mordorbund, a dropdown will start to form. You have to select from the dropdown the name you want (you can click on it, or use the arrow keys and hit tab when you find it (you also don't have to type the full name, it will provide a list of users based on what you've typed so far (which should be useful given your history of typos (inception-level parenthesis)))). If you just type @mordorbund it gets treated as text and you haven't actually tagged anyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Traveler said:

@mordorbund Thanks for your input - Because I have no chance to spell correctly - I type my posts in "Word" and then copy it into the forum window. 

 

Thansk for clearing that up for me.

 

The Traveler

It worked! I got a notification that I was tagged.

Since you write in a different editor, I'll tell you something else I noticed. If you start with paste @mordorbund into the site, you don't get the dropdown. You'll have to delete that word and manually type it in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Also remember that sometimes there is a glitch in the website software that does not register it as a handle.  It believes it to be simple text.  The only way around that is to complete the post, edit the post, place the handle at the bottom of the posting window, and list will start to appear.  Pick it.  Then cut/paste into the desired location.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, askandanswer said:

I've had the same problem as traveler so here's my test 

so thanks to @Traveler and @mordorbund

Looks like it works :)

Just so you know - I was notified.  Lookes like you passed the test.  :cool:

 

The Traveler

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/25/2017 at 10:55 PM, Traveler said:

Just so you know - I was notified.  Lookes like you passed the test.  :cool:

 

The Traveler

Just so you know...it's called tagging. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now