Tagging Users

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MinusInnocence
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Tagging Users

Is there a way to tag someone so that, if they have e-mail subscriptions set up, they will receive a notification? Or do you have to subscribe to individual threads?

EDIT: To clarify, I mean tagging someone's username in a post.

Edited by: MinusInnocence on 03/26/2016 - 08:56
Fixxxer
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Not currently that I'm aware. With the popularity of facebook being what it is, I have no doubt there's an add-on for that that could be installed.

Talanall
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I can look into it. If people wanna speed things up, go to Drupal.org and search for modules for Drupal version 7.

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Sorry to take so long getting back on this, but it looks like it may be feasible to implement the desired feature. I will add it to my queue. Won't be doing anything with it until after I have done security updates, which won't for some days yet.

The functionality will actually be more like Twitter. Tagging a user will require you to write, for example [@Fixxxer] in a comment or post. It would show up looking like @Fixxxer. By itself, the module I am looking at does nothing else that the end user can see. But it puts some hooks into the site, which I can leverage with other software.

One of those pieces of software is a module that (theoretically) can trigger actions by the site, including e-mail messages. It seems there is a way to make this latter module respond to a "tagging" event by extracting a user's e-mail address from his profile, generating an e-mail message that can include a link to the place where he was mentioned, and sending it off.

Another option is to create a menu block (like the sidebars) that can show you a list of the most recent threads where you've been tagged. It's not quite as good, but it would help people find out if someone wants their attention on a topic.

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Talanall
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It will work like Twitter, Fixxx.

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Fixxxer
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I figured it was something close to that. I was just being cheeky.

Talanall
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I was being cheeky back.

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Talanall
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Let's see. I think I have user tagging working.

If I'm right, @Talanall, @Fixxxer and @MinusInnocence should be tagged here, and they should get e-mail about it.

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Talanall
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Ironing out bugs. @Talanall

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Talanall
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Squish, squish, buggies. @Talanall

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Talanall
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More squishing. @Talanall

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mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Testing @Talanall

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mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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testing more @Talanall

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mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Ooh. It looks squished. One more @Talanall.

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mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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@Fixxxer and @MinusInnocence, lookit! Now you can harass people directly from a forum comment!

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MinusInnocence
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Fuck yeah. @drumandfight

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