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Allow @Mentions to increase user-to-user interaction?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Apposl, May 28, 2013.

  1. Apposl

    Apposl Power Member

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    I did a search here and didn't see it mentioned.

    I don't really know what this forum is ran on but I'm sure it's one of the larger providers, which must have a plugin that allows some sort've mention functionality? I so often reply to a thread, and specifically want to mention and 'alert' someone more than a reply or a quote from them. Some people just never see the thread again, I known I often don't. But if I had some sort've 'alert' that I'd been mentioned, I'd check out the thread again. Likely reply again.

    I know on here spamming might be a concern - but we already seem to have moderators that are on top of that. I see it fostering community and interaction.

    Anyway, just my thought on it. I think it would increase user interactivity with the site considerably. But I'm obviously not a coding type at all, so there must be a good reason we don't have some way beyond sending a PM, or quoting and reply (great for the OP, not so much someone who commented once and forgot/moved on).

    Thoughts/reasons?

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  2. grohokopal

    grohokopal Newbie

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    I know phpbb can do that so I would have thought this forum could right?
     
  3. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    This is something I have given thought to also, might be hard to moderate though.
     
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    grohokopal Newbie

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    Why would you need to moderate it'?
     
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    Beven Elite Member

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    If you read the OP's post you would understand that spammers could potentially use a mention system to... spam.
     
  6. Apposl

    Apposl Power Member

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    I've done some digging since yesterday, it looks like most of the forum software does offer some sort've mention system. Vanilla Forums, phpBB, bbpress, vBulletin.

    Here's a vB example for instance: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=242733

     
  7. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    I swear this was talked about last week by bk071

    I'll look for the thread but I think it's a great idea!
     
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  8. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/forum-suggestions-feedback/568118-suggestion-advanced-user-tagging-bhw.html

    All ten to vote liked the idea!
     
  9. Apposl

    Apposl Power Member

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    Fifteen now. ;-) Still all in favor.