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Re: New feature requests

Postby Charlotte » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:15 am

Another great little feature (similar to what you can do in Facebook/Twitter) is to @ someone's name, to tag them into a post.
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Re: New feature requests

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:49 am

That's one I hadn't thought of. What would that do: link to their profile, notify them that they have been mentioned, something else?
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Re: New feature requests

Postby Charlotte » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:55 am

Neil Fitzgerald wrote:That's one I hadn't thought of. What would that do: link to their profile, notify them that they have been mentioned, something else?


Notify them that they've had a mention within a thread - for example on our Miranda thread before I could've said:

Thanks @neil (pull through your username) for your feedback.

You'd get pinged a notification that you've had a 'direct mention' or if you wanted to cc someone on looking at a thread that perhaps they might be interested in seeing that conversation. Just creating more of a community within the forum.
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Re: New feature requests

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:03 am

Got ya. Thanks @Charlotte ;)
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Re: New feature requests

Postby George Hobson » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:29 pm

That's a great idea!
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Re: New feature requests

Postby Amber Calman » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:36 pm

yep i like it!
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Re: New feature requests

Postby George Hobson » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:38 am

Another feature that might be nice is new emojis (smileys) the current ones aren't the best. Waddya think @Neil ;)

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Re: New feature requests

Postby George Hobson » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:10 pm

Oh and also have links open in new tabs not the same tab you're using for birdingnz
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Re: New feature requests

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:36 pm

George Hobson wrote:Another feature that might be nice is new emojis (smileys) the current ones aren't the best. Waddya think @Neil ;)

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I'm open to all suggestions, but will say that I have deliberately restricted the emoticons available to keep the focus on good content, and trying not to look like a street lined with cheap flashing neon signs. ;)
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Re: New feature requests

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:38 pm

George Hobson wrote:Oh and also have links open in new tabs not the same tab you're using for birdingnz

Do you mean links within the site, or to external pages? It is considered bad web form to force users into things like that, especially when they always have the option of right clicking or ctrl+clicking a link to open it in a new tab.

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