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Offline sarahc

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I can't figure out if there is a way to mention users in a post who have usernames with spaces, like "Northern Star Girl." So for instance, let's say I wanted to "@Northern Star Girl." I noticed that when I try to do that, the link doesn't automatically appear when you post the post, which makes me think that the system doesn't recognize this as a valid user. Similarly, "@Northern_Star_Girl" doesn't work either.

Any thoughts / suggestions?

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Re: How do I do "@" mentions with users who have spaces in their names?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 09:49:12 am »
I can't figure out if there is a way to mention users in a post who have usernames with spaces, like "Northern Star Girl." So for instance, let's say I wanted to "@Northern Star Girl." I noticed that when I try to do that, the link doesn't automatically appear when you post the post, which makes me think that the system doesn't recognize this as a valid user. Similarly, "@Northern_Star_Girl" doesn't work either.

Any thoughts / suggestions?

Sarah

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Dear Sarah:

Are you able to do "mentions" for other members?

Regarding your Question:
The system will stop offering suggestions once you insert a space....  if you do a mention for me you should get "suggestions" BEFORE you enter the space after "Northern"

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Re: How do I do "@" mentions with users who have spaces in their names?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2020, 09:49:44 am »
The format is:

[member=70054]Northern Star Girl[/member]

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Re: How do I do "@" mentions with users who have spaces in their names?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2020, 10:23:50 am »
I've done some research, the ability to do mentions is assigned to the Subscriber groups, and Staff.
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Re: How do I do "@" mentions with users who have spaces in their names?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2020, 10:26:57 am »
@sarahc
Dear Sarah:

Are you able to do "mentions" for other members?

Regarding your Question:
The system will stop offering suggestions once you insert a space....  if you do a mention for me you should get "suggestions" BEFORE you enter the space after "Northern"

HUGS,
Danielle

Hmmm...I never see the suggestion box; it doesn’t pop up.  :(

The format is:

[member=70054]Northern Star Girl[/member]



Ok this makes sense, and I know where to see the member numbers.


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Re: How do I do "@" mentions with users who have spaces in their names?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2020, 11:48:06 am »
Simply type the user’s name with spaces between words of the user’s name, and use the @ symbol immediately, without any spaces, before the first letter of the user’s name.

Examples:

@Allie Jayne
@sarahc
@Northern Star Girl


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