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How do you tag a member?

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  1. Oct 17, 2015 #1

    andrewkirk

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    I have noticed people using the 'tag a member' feature that involves the @ symbol. It looks useful, but I couldn't find any info in the Help sections about how to insert a tag, nor is there an icon in the toolbar that seems to do it.

    Can someone tell me how one tags?

    And would it be possible to include something in the Help sections about how to do that?

    thank you

    Andrew
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2015 #2

    Nugatory

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    It works better with some browsers than others, but it's pretty easy: You type the @ sign into your post just like any other character, then follow it with the screenname of the member you want to tag. The forum software takes it from there.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2015 #3

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    You can just type the @ sign before the member's name. @andrewkirk

    I see @Nugatory beat me to it. :biggrin:
     
  5. Oct 17, 2015 #4

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  6. Oct 17, 2015 #5

    Evo

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    Whoa, I was tagged!!!! :biggrin:
     
  7. Oct 17, 2015 #6

    Nugatory

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    Yep - that worked. Just got an alert that you had tagged me :)
     
  8. Oct 19, 2015 #7
    Will you gt alert when someone tags you in conversations?
     
  9. Oct 19, 2015 #8

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    If you are in that conversation, you get an alert for the conversation message anyway.
    If you are not in the conversation, you don't get an alert.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2015 #9

    andrewkirk

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    As an experiment, I just tagged you in a thread that you do not participate in. I'd be interested to know if you got any sort of an alert.
     
  11. Oct 20, 2015 #10
    or in a conversation?
     
  12. Oct 20, 2015 #11
    Yes,I got one.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2015 #12

    andrewkirk

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    Oh sorry, no that was in a thread. I get conversations and threads mixed up.
    I removed the tag a couple of hours later because it was a crackpot thread (not of my making) and bound to get locked (which it since has been).
     
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