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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#1342 closed enhancement (fixed)

@user notation

Reported by: stwc's profile stwc Owned by:
Milestone: 1.2 Priority: minor
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords: plugin


I've been noticing a lot of people on the BP forum are using the @useranme notation (most recently popularized by Twitter) here in the forums. It doesn't actually do anything, of course, but I was thinking it would be very cool if it actually did.

What I'm thinking is that if someone actually used the notation @username somewhere on the site (@stwc to me, for example), a notification would be fired off (appearing on the buddybar) to that user (ie me, in this case), and clicking on the notification would take the user to the item in question, whether it's a wire comment or a forum thread or [anywhere else]. I think it would really help pull together the kind of... loosely-coupled... way that various communication channels on a BP install work. It could also appear as a stream in the user's messages area... it wouldn't of course replace anything currently in place, but it would leverage the kind of emergent standard people seem to automatically use, and might spur people on to deeper involvement in a site and with each other.

This might be something better implemented in a plugin than in core, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

(added to trac per suggestion from Jeff Sayre here:

Change History (4)

#1 @apeatling
15 years ago

  • Keywords plugin added

This would be great as a plugin by checking content using the appropriate filters then linking the @ username back to a profile page.

#2 @apeatling
15 years ago

  • Milestone set to Future Release

#3 @DJPaul
14 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 1.2.

#4 @johnjamesjacoby
13 years ago

  • Component set to Core
  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 1.2
  • Severity set to normal

Moving closed ticket out of Future Release.

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