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k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

What am I not getting about the @George function (it's just plain text)
And how does one save the draught of a post?
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Thank you for the various responses to my question.

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Madiel

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 01, 2022, 06:30:14 PMWhat am I not getting about the @George function (it's just plain text)
And how does one save the draught of a post?

When you start typing a name a pop-up should appear. George works fine. Your own name is awkward because of the spaces, but @ followed by k followed by space offers me @k a rl h e nn i ng

It has been marked as a member name but it hasn't appeared as bold. Did it actually count as a mention? I think so because it seems to be a hyperlink to your profile.
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Dungeon Master

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 01, 2022, 06:30:14 PMWhat am I not getting about the @George function (it's just plain text)
The plain text won't work. When you type "@" and then start a member's name, the forum should give you a popup showing members that match the letters you type. Click on one of those member names and the forum will create a hyperlink mention that alerts the other user.

Dungeon Master

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 01, 2022, 06:30:14 PMAnd how does one save the draught of a post?
Simply click the "Save Draft" button. That I only just enabled.  :D

absolutelybaching

@Dun
Quote from: Dungeon Master on December 02, 2022, 01:00:11 AMThe plain text won't work. When you type "@" and then start a member's name, the forum should give you a popup showing members that match the letters you type. Click on one of those member names and the forum will create a hyperlink mention that alerts the other user.
I get no pop-up when I type 'vande' or even 'Dungeon'.
What am I doing wrong?!
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Spotted Horses

There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington

absolutelybaching

I'm sure it does. But that doesn't mean it works for me!
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

Spotted Horses

Quote from: absolutelybaching on December 02, 2022, 02:21:03 AMI'm sure it does. But that doesn't mean it works for me!

It made a link to your profile, did it "alert" you in some way?
There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: absolutelybaching on December 02, 2022, 02:15:26 AM@DunI get no pop-up when I type 'vande' or even 'Dungeon'.
What am I doing wrong?!
Are you trying this on a cell phone or on a computer (that might be part of the reason why it's not working)?

I trust tried a couple of names (including yours here) @absolutelybaching and Rob's and Jeffrey's (vandermolen) and they all worked.  Good luck figuring it out!

PD

absolutelybaching

#391
Quote from: Spotted Horses on December 02, 2022, 02:26:00 AMIt made a link to your profile, did it "alert" you in some way?

Yes. It works in as much as I see a hyperlink and I was alerted. But I wasn't questioning the functionality for the person being referenced.  Rather, it is the fact that I cannot reference a username by use of the at symbol.

If I start typing @Spotted for example... nothing happens. No pop-ups. No hyperlinking. Nothing. I have tried doing so in Quick Reply and Reply. Same results in both cases. You will note that the "@Spotted" above is not a hyperlink and nothing was ever displayed to me to help it turn into one.

For reference, it's a PC running Firefox 107.0, no extensions.

And now I'm editing this in Chromium 107 and trying again: @Spotted ....nope. Same result. No pop-up, no hyperlinking, no prompt of any kind.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

Spotted Horses

I was using safari, but FWIW, I tried it with Firefox 107.0 (MacOS) and it worked there as well. So apparently not a Firefox issue.
There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: absolutelybaching on December 02, 2022, 02:30:50 AMYes. It works in as much as I see a hyperlink and I was alerted. But I wasn't questioning the functionality for the person being referenced.  Rather, it is the fact that I cannot reference a username by use of the at symbol.

If I start typing @Spotted for example... nothing happens. No pop-ups. No hyperlinking. Nothing. I have tried doing so in Quick Reply and Reply. Same results in both cases. You will note that the "@Spotted" above is not a hyperlink and nothing was ever displayed to me to help it turn into one.

For reference, it's a PC running Firefox 107.0, no extensions.

And now I'm editing this in Chromium 107 and trying again: @Spotted ....nope. Same result. No pop-up, no hyperlinking, no prompt of any kind.
Could it possibly have something to do with any of your security and/or privacy settings either on your PC itself or on Firefox or Chrome?

PD

absolutelybaching

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on December 02, 2022, 02:40:21 AMCould it possibly have something to do with any of your security and/or privacy settings either on your PC itself or on Firefox or Chrome?

PD

I don't think so. First, I run Chromium rarely, but without strict security, to deal with sites that break when strict security is applied. So, if security/privacy settings were responsible, I'd expect different results in the two browsers. And secondly, I just downgraded Firefox's settings from 'Strict' to 'Standard' and that still doesn't work either.

Good thinking, though.

@Pohjolas nope, still nothing...
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

George

Quote from: Spotted Horses on December 02, 2022, 02:37:15 AMI was using safari, but FWIW, I tried it with Firefox 107.0 (MacOS) and it worked there as well. So apparently not a Firefox issue.

@Spotted Horses - works on Chrome on my Android too.
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absolutelybaching

Quote from: George on December 02, 2022, 02:43:12 AM@Spotted Horses - works on Chrome on my Android too.

@spotted horses

Nope. Not working for me in Firefox on Android, either. (Where I'm now typing this reply)

I am assuming that if I type @ followed by "spot", something's supposed to happen by way of a pop-up selector? And that I don't have to be case-sensitive about it?

Is this another feature subscribers can't use?!
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: absolutelybaching on December 02, 2022, 02:49:42 AM@spotted horses

Nope. Not working for me in Firefox on Android, either. (Where I'm now typing this reply)

I am assuming that if I type @ followed by "spot", something's supposed to happen by way of a pop-up selector? And that I don't have to be case-sensitive about it?

Is this another feature subscribers can't use?!
One thing that I just noticed is that you can't type the @+name immediately after either an end quote (as in [/quote] ) or immediately next to another word (as in@abso).  There needs to be a space.  And yes, a dropdown menu appears with several choices when you start typing in the member's name.

PD

EDIT:  p.s. And, no, it doesn't appear to be case-sensitive.

absolutelybaching

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on December 02, 2022, 03:03:35 AMOne thing that I just noticed is that you can't type the @+name immediately after either an end quote (as in  ) or immediately next to another word (as in@abso).  There needs to be a space.  And yes, a dropdown menu appears with several choices when you start typing in the member's name.

PD
Thanks.
You can see, I hope, that all my examples consist of spaced words (or words on brand new lines), with nothing butting up against the '@' symbol (as I'd expect it to have to be).

As in:

@pohjolas .... nothing

So, right now: I suspect it's one of the "benefits" of being a subscriber.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Dungeon Master on December 02, 2022, 01:00:11 AMThe plain text won't work. When you type "@" and then start a member's name, the forum should give you a popup showing members that match the letters you type. Click on one of those member names and the forum will create a hyperlink mention that alerts the other user.
That's what I thought. On my Windows 10 laptop in Chrome, there's no popup. Haven't tried either handheld device yet. However. I do see a Save Draft button. Thanks, Rob. Will report further.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot