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Post Post #25  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:38 am

Speaking from experience, he's right - as a mod it really is very convenient.

Instead of sending a PM to notify players of gamestart, phase updates, prods and other announcements, you just tag the players in the post you're notifying them about.

Generally I spoiler it at the top or bottom of the post to keep it from cluttering things up, like this:

Spoiler:
@SleepyKrew
@Marquis
@AniX
@Untrod Tripod
@Cheery Dog
@shaft.ed
@zoraster
@Mr. Flay


For prods it's just:

@SleepyKrew has been prodded and has 24 hours to post or be replaced.

No PM'ing necessary and no risk of you stepping away and forgetting to follow through. Not saying that sending PMs is difficult, but I think anytime you can cut out unnecessary steps and streamline a process it's worth investigating.

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Post Post #26  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:43 am

So any time someone says your name, you get a pm?

Oshi -
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Post Post #27  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:50 am

If you want an easier way to prod, you can go to the activity overview(viewtopic.php?f=7&t=59299&activity_overview), there is a checkbox next to all the names, sort by time, check everyone past a certain point, press PM, write one message. done. Same with sending out status change emails, just check everyone thats alive. As easy as it could be? no, but not that difficult either.
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Post Post #28  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:54 am

In post 26, N wrote:So any time someone says your name, you get a pm?

Oshi -

Well, not exactly but the rough equivalent I suppose (without clogging up your inbox). You get a notification, think: "(3 new mentions)" at the top of the page or somesuch, which you click on and a list displaying the posts you have been mentioned in, the user who mentioned you, and when - along with a link to that post.

So yes, basically - just without all the inbox spam, which frees your inbox up for actual conversations/Role PMs/etc.

(Oh, and not "any time someone says your name," only if they use the mention tag ("@" before your username).

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Post Post #29  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:56 am

I'm going to be so popular!
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Post Post #30  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:59 am

Did you edit that last bit in or was I so excited about the possibility of a million new notifications that I slipped it?
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Post Post #31  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:03 am

But at least it will make spying on Nacho and Nero Cain easier.
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Post Post #32  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:21 am

You wouldn't get notifications for Nacho's or Nero's mentions, I should have been more specific:

The actual bbcode is [mention]username[/mention], which produces "@username" and can be keyed manually (as above) or triggered by "@username;"

So as long as you spell properly, only the correct user will ever receive a notification.

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Post Post #33  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:09 am

This discussion has no relevance to me whatsoever.
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Post Post #34  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:57 am

Are you saying you wouldn't be my friend?
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Post Post #35  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:25 pm

In post 33, AniX wrote:This discussion has no relevance to me whatsoever.
Sorry, I was just testing out the new features. Thanks for showing up <3

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Post Post #36  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:11 pm

In post 35, Scarab wrote:
In post 33, AniX wrote:This discussion has no relevance to me whatsoever.
Sorry, I was just testing out the new features. Thanks for showing up <3


No worries. I was actually just making a joke that tagging wouldn't do anything new for me since I run a scan for my name 3 or 4 times a day anyway.
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Post Post #37  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:36 pm

mods can you add every user on the site to my friends list?

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Post Post #38  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:19 am

Posting because I was prodded
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Post Post #39  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:43 am

Would the code be able to differentiate efficiently between spaces, underscores, etc.?

If not, it might be better to include quotation marks around them too to avoid outlying cases like this. I don't know of any account that has quotation marks in their name.

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Post Post #40  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:17 pm

I assume it would just simply match one string to another?
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Post Post #41  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:34 pm

In post 40, Thestatusquo wrote:I assume it would just simply match one string to another?


spaces is a reasonable case that's awkward though.
@username and then a following sentence.
@user name

If I was going to make this I'd likely just make it a bb tag though.
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Post Post #42  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:11 pm

In post 41, chamber wrote:If I was going to make this I'd likely just make it a bb tag though.
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Post Post #43  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:06 pm

In post 41, chamber wrote:spaces is a reasonable case that's awkward though.
@username and then a following sentence.
@user name

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Post Post #44  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:11 pm

i think the best option if this goes through is to have a user setting for "receive notifs from all mentions / friend mentions / none"
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Post Post #45  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:11 am

Maybe, but I'd want to see some pretty significant support for a "receive all notifs from anywhere" from players before coding that complexity/strain.
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Post Post #46  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:20 pm

In post 45, Mr. Flay wrote:Maybe, but I'd want to see some pretty significant support for a "receive all notifs from anywhere" from players before coding that complexity/strain.


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Post Post #47  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:51 am

Another site I was on had this feature and it worked pretty well. Nobody abused it to the point where it got annoying, and it certainly helped get the attention of others in either larger posts or when multiple people are posting one right after the other. It also had another nice feature where after you type a character after the '@' it would bring up a list of usernames that began with that character. The more characters you typed the more refined the list got.

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Post Post #48  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:19 pm

In post 47, SMP wrote:Another site I was on had this feature and it worked pretty well. Nobody abused it to the point where it got annoying, and it certainly helped get the attention of others in either larger posts or when multiple people are posting one right after the other. It also had another nice feature where after you type a character after the '@' it would bring up a list of usernames that began with that character. The more characters you typed the more refined the list got.


Ditto that, except my other site doesn't have that extra feature. I don't find it necessary as you will already have a good idea of who you want to mention, but I completely support the idea of a mention feature itself. While there are inevitably anomalies e.g. Nero vs. Nero Cain, this in itself is not sufficient to snub the usefulness of the feature in general.
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Post Post #49  (ISO)  » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:38 pm

In post 45, Mr. Flay wrote:Maybe, but I'd want to see some pretty significant support for a "receive all notifs from anywhere" from players before coding that complexity/strain.


I support letting users have more options and then deciding for themselves.

Which is a yes from me.
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