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Jochem Stoel
Jochem Stoel

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@mention people on dev.to

Can we @mention other people here on dev.to in articles and/or comments? I did not find this. If this is currently not a feature then I would like to suggest it.

  • Enables people to directly reference the post or profile when quoting somebody. Often I am writing the introduction to an article inspired by something someone said or people debated.
  • (assuming we are notified when mentioned) Enables you to invite someone to the conversation or bring a post or comment to the attention of somebody without sending them a private message. Hey! This article is super relevant. @jochemstoel you should read this.
  • A few more reasons to add this feature.

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Sergey Kislyakov • Edited on

its working

yup

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Jochem Stoel Author

Really? @defman testing @jochemstoel

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Jochem Stoel Author

You're right, it works!

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Ben Halpern • Edited on

Yes, the notification only triggers in comments right now, not articles. But that will probably happen too.

A feature that will need to come soon is autocomplete on the mentions. Right now it requires some extra work to make sure you have the username correct.

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Jochem Stoel Author • Edited on

Do you want me to write it? That way it is a feature today and not 'soon'. I mean if you don't have time, @ben

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Jochem Stoel Author

Mentioning in posts and not just comments to me would be a very useful feature.

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Saurabh Sharma

Can we have some kind of autocomplete like on twitter? @jochemstoel

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