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EyeSeeCold

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#51
I have to agree with Melllvar there. Makes much more sense to be notified of a quote; it has more constructive value over mentions. It also negates the possible popularity contest I referred to.
 

Fukyo

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#52
Unless somebody is so invested in the idea of competing with other members that they count mentions on people's profiles or threads and create the competition in their head, I don't see that potential. There are no counters on the forum or in any immediate sight of members.
 
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#53
@Fukyo They are only a nuisance if you let them bother you.

@Melllvar I'm attention whoring now.

@Words Why does it matter if it becomes a popularity contest?

I'm pro-quote and pro-mention notifications.
 

Words

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#54
@Words Why does it matter if it becomes a popularity contest?
Because some people like to see notifications that's not related to popularity contests. The collision of expectation and an unwanted reality is like being trolled, and if given enough repetition of the unwanted, the notification becomes meaningless.
 
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#55
Because some people like to see notifications that's not related to popularity contests. The collision of expectation and an unwanted reality is like being trolled, and if given enough repetition of the unwanted, the notification becomes meaningless.
The notification is already meaningless. I don't need a special notification to indicate that someone wants my attention. I can just look through the thread and see if someone responded, but the notification just makes things simpler.

Besides isn't every notification a popularity contest? (I got one and another member didn't! Who cares?) You can spam them also if you felt like it, but you don't.

You don't even have to respond to this unless you want to and I can do the same.
 

Words

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#56
The notification is already meaningless. I don't need a special notification to indicate that someone wants my attention. I can just look through the thread and see if someone responded, but the notification just makes things simpler.
..which makes it not meaningless?

Besides isn't every notification a popularity contest? (I got one and another member didn't! Who cares?) You can spam them also if you felt like it, but you don't.

You don't even have to respond to this unless you want to and I can do the same.
How is every notification a popularity contest? Surprisingly enough, some people actually look at notifications for pm's and visitor messages, and recently, for mentions.
 
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#57
..which makes it not meaningless?


How is every notification a popularity contest? Surprisingly enough, some people actually look at notifications for pm's and visitor messages, and recently, for mentions.
I don't have to be notificated. And I think it's meaningless and meaningful. Meaningless again, because I don't have to be notificated. Meaningful because it makes things simpler to find.

I didn't say every notification is a popularity contest. I was asking it in a rhetoric way.
It's not surprising(to me) that people look at notifications for pm's and visitor messages, and mentions.
 
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#58
And just in case that doesn't work you can always ask a warlock to cast ritual of summoning. :)
 

Fukyo

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#60
I see people still use mentions. A reminder they've been turned off.

Well, something went wrong: Five modifications needed updating, but one the translator of yore was long gone: so 4: updated them and added Tapatalk, and I couldn't post...

Uninstalled Tapatalk, same thing. Turned off 2 of them just upgraded ( template modification & advanced user tagging ) and it works again.

So you can't tag if ever you did.



Basically, everyone has the mantra: upgrade; then when you do it stops working. Doesn't stop them telling you to keep the upgrade as anyone ever on a Mozilla or Wordpress help forum can notice.
A pity, but there you have it... :rip: Maybe we work something out in the future.
 

Etheri

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#62
Can't summon or annoy people anymore, but atleast you see who is being adressed in the case of anyone in specific?

Then again, quotes do exactly the same thing, but you don't always want to quote a long post.
 

EyeSeeCold

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#63
Well can quote notification be turned on then or is that affected too?
 

Jennywocky

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#65
I see people still use mentions. A reminder they've been turned off.

A pity, but there you have it... :rip: Maybe we work something out in the future.

Just a note that I'm gonna run out of cats summoning people until this is turned back on.

Do you want these kitties to die, just so people can get to the proper threads?







 

Inappropriate Behavior

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#66
Just a note that I'm gonna run out of cats summoning people until this is turned back on.

Do you want these kitties to die, just so people can get to the proper threads?
I have 2 cats and I love them dearly but if that third cat pictured has to die for some cause well, I can live with it.
 
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#70
It is? I just read about it and wanted to ask how it works, cause I didn't understand what these numbers were.
 

Pyropyro

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#71
Damn, I was doing this wrong all along!

*Wipes blood and pentagram off the floor*
 
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#73
If I understand you right then the numbers you're referring to are presumed to be that member's registration number.
He's referring to the number assigned to each post. For example: the post I am quoting is 440020.


QUOTE=Base groove;440020 <--- this number.
 
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#74
He's referring to the number assigned to each post. For example: the post I am quoting is 440020.


QUOTE=Base groove;440020 <--- this number.
he could be, except this thread is about the "mention" function... so it's more likely that he's not talking about quotes.


PT.2

Now you can address a member directly, by putting a @ prefix in front of their name, and they will get a notification with a link to the post where they've been summoned.


@264[/COLOR]]Melkor
@992[/COLOR]]Minuend
@2489[/COLOR]]Cognisant
@3621[/COLOR]]The Gopher
@3548[/COLOR]]EyeSeeCold
@1424[/COLOR]]Adaire
Here is an excerpt from the OP. Now there is some ambiguity which I have highlighted orange. What DO these numbers mean?
 
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#75
he could be, except this thread is about the "mention" function... so it's more likely that he's not talking about quotes.
That's certainly a possiprobability.

Assume, not presume.


[edit]

Those numbers are exactly what you said they were.
 

Auburn

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#78

Melkor

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#79
Aubbie remembers my user number. Bet it's written all over his diary. ^____^
 

Auburn

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#81
Aubbie remembers my user number. Bet it's written all over his diary. ^____^
W-well, it is written in some notepad file on my hard-drive..

(But that's only cuz I was once making a listing of past/current active member)

o,o
 

Melkor

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#82
W-well, it is written in some notepad file on my hard-drive..

(But that's only cuz I was once making a listing of past/current active member)

o,o
AND WHAT ABOUT THE 264 TATTOO ON YOUR LEFT BUTTCHEEK!?
 

loveofreason

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#83
Shhhh.... He was passed out when I did that - hasn't got a clue!!
 

Auburn

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#84
..so that's what that is :eek:
i thought i had been bar-coded by a secret gov. agency...
or was some holocaust survivor with amnesia..

BUT THIS IS WORSE

melky's territorial mark forever engraved on my skin.
i bet he's left his mark on a dozen other males..
promiscuous bastard

i know i'm nuthin special to him ='(
 

cooperbrown504

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#85
 

Melkor

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#86
Aw Aubbie, don't say that!

You'll forever be my 5th MOST important (feminine) male temporary companion! :D
Now come here and give me a heated backrub. ^____^
 

Cognisant

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#89
264 = Melkor's Profile
1424 = Adaire's Profile
2489 = Cognisant's Profile

Wow, didn't think I was so late to the party :confused:
 

Inappropriate Behavior

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#95
Sadly, I still don't see how to find these numbers and now far sadder still, I've become obsessed with knowing. Why?! My head is already full of useless stuff!

Y'know what? Don't tell me. I need disciplin.
 

Cognisant

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#96
Hey IB long time no see, whatcha been up to?

It's all Cogs fault!
Oh of course it is.
 
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#98
What happened to us, Gopher?

I thought we were so close... at least numerically.
Now it's all changed. :storks:
See it's not me it's you, you just took me for someone I wasn't. I can't change to suit you Jenny. I wish the best for you in your numerical future.
 

Kuu

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Rejoice! User tagging is back now that we've moved to Xenforo! Just prefix an @ to an user's name. While typing (at least 2/3 characters) it even shows you autocomplete suggestions. :hearts:

BUT WAIT, there's more :eek:: I have also found a way to fix all the old [ mention ] tags that were broken in the move and translate them to the new system, complete with user info pop-ups, as you can verify in the ancient posts in this very thread!

IÄ IÄ :cthulhu: FHTAGN!
 
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