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How does "Mention" work?

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So I'm stupid but I can't figure out how to "mention" a person in the editor. You know that blue field that links to the person's profile. The Invision Power Services homepage just says "Notify other members by typing their name to mention them". That doesn't seem to work for me. I have tried putting a '@' before the name and I have searched the menus for tools but nothing works. Does the editor accept HTML or should I switch browser from Chrome?

Just for the sake of it, I will try to mention John Eucist: @John Eucist.

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@Snurre You have to type a "@" first. This bring a popup menu, and if necessary, you type some of the first characters, but at least one...

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@Snurre You start off by typing @whoever then a box should pop up with matches.  Then you mouse-click (or tap if mobile) the person you want to mention.  Sometimes (but not often) it's funky and the popup doesn't show up after a long wait, if that happens just delete and try again.  If it persists then maybe try a hard refresh or try a different browser. 

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Thank you, @sbouju and @John Eucist. I am used to some other funky editors so I have gotten into the habit of typing my text in Notepad first and then copying the whole chunk with the names embedded in the text.

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17 hours ago, esaj said:

For me, it seems to actually help to type two @@'s to get the popup to show up fast, and then delete the latter '@', and start writing the name of the person, then picking the person from the list. When just typing one '@', the popup can take a while to show up, or sometimes doesn't at all.

I just tryed the two @@ tipp. Unfortionately it did not help - neither with chrome or firefox. Once mentioning stopped working (after ~3 mentions) nothing helps anymore.

Additionally it happened that i cannot insert line breaks anymore (Pressing return is ignored) after mentioning stopped working.

Could be that in the forum software the mentioning process could "hang" after some tries and block somehow other functions while one tries to write a post?

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Okay I just updated the forum to the latest version.  Apparently it was already (just) released when I made the last post about it.  I checked their board and everyone upgraded without a hitch and running smoothly.  So I took the plunge.  Let me know if the "mention" problems still exist.  Also let me know if there are any new problems.

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"plus" and "avatar" talk posts in this thread moved to:
 

 

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On 18.10.2016 at 5:18 PM, John Eucist said:

Okay I just updated the forum to the latest version.  Apparently it was already (just) released when I made the last post about it.  I checked their board and everyone upgraded without a hitch and running smoothly.  So I took the plunge.  Let me know if the "mention" problems still exist.  Also let me know if there are any new problems.

With my reply just before i had the same probs like with the older forum version - after some time/length of post the mentioning did not work anymore and also inserting line brakes by pressing return stopped working...

... I forgot @Hunka Hunka Burning Love's tipp to try mentioning on a blank line... ;( i'll try that next time...

...And always make sure upfront to have some spare blank lines to copy paste them, once the return key stops working...


PS.: Just happened again - so if mentioning stops working it also does not work on a blank line (at least here and now...;) ) ... But line breaks can be copy pasted from every paragraph, so no reserve blank lines are needed ;)

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2 minutes ago, Chriull said:

With my reply just before i had the same probs like with the older forum version - after some time/length of post the mentioning did not work anymore and also inserting line brakes by pressing return stopped working...

... I forgot @Hunka Hunka Burning Love's tipp to try mentioning on a blank line... ;( i'll try that next time...

...And always make sure upfront to have some spare blank lines to copy paste them, once the return key stops working...


PS.: Just happened again - so if mentioning stops working it also does not work on a blank line (at least here and now...;) ) ... But line breaks can be copy pasted from every paragraph, so no reserve blank lines are needed ;)

Yeah I have no idea why they haven't fixed this yet.  Sometimes when I see that happening I just CTRL-F5 hard refresh the page and try again and it seems to work.

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@Chriull I notice the same problems.  Usually a new line can get it working on my iPhone, but it can be a struggle.  I also noticed the return key won't work on my PC sometimes when it glitches as well.  @John Eucist also it's super hard trying to invoke @MattJ's username.  I have to type @MattJ then delete the J to get it.  Glitch city!  :rolleyes:

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Just encountered a new glitch - It was not possible anymore to divide the quoted part of a post by pressing return. This also occasionaly took some tries till now...

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2 hours ago, Chriull said:

Just encountered a new glitch - It was not possible anymore to divide the quoted part of a post by pressing return. This also occasionaly took some tries till now...

What do you mean by that?  I divide quotes by quoting again and again (each time deleting portions).  I wasn't aware there was a different way.

For example:
 

2 hours ago, Chriull said:

Just encountered a new glitch

abc

2 hours ago, Chriull said:

It was not possible anymore to divide the quoted part of a post by pressing return.

def

2 hours ago, Chriull said:

This also occasionaly took some tries till now...

ghi

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1 hour ago, John Eucist said:

What do you mean by that?  I divide quotes by quoting again and again (each time deleting portions).  I wasn't aware there was a different way.

I just quote one time and then put the cursor in the quoted part and press enter (a couple of times, sometimes one has to set the cursor to a different position, but until this one time it worked out every time...)

Is very nice, especially for longer quoted posts. One would have to delete quite much in every quote again and again.... Which maybe works out on a PC but not on an IPad or similar...

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