Hi, I've seen some people type an at symbol @ and a members name and it shows as a blue hyperlink. I'm just wondering how that's done because, at least for me, it doesn't show up as a blue link, just plain text.
You can converts 'username' into a link the user's profile page, using this tag: [ @username] (Please, remove the space between '[' and '@' so that it can work properly)
And it will show like this: [@swedensour]
Omg it worked! Thanks!
This is about creating a link to someone's profile, right?
But I also see the following all the time. "Thanks for all the answers, @Brat exactly what I was searching for".
I feel like as someone from the US, I'm unfamiliar with customs. (For one thing, I had no idea that the US treats parentheses and square brackets in the opposite manner as, apparently, France, Venezuela and Brazil!)
Yes, basically that's it. You can tag a person and a link will take you to their profile.
Although, if you tag a person in a comment, that person will receive a notification like this:
@BreezyDay Did you receive a notification saying "Enjovher mentioned you in a new comment to the page [SOLVED] Tagging members", right?
But the example that I gave was not a link. I copied and pasted it exactly as it appeared. I wonder if people think the @ symbol is all that is needed.
Maybe they don't know about the tags. I didn't know about them. I was happy to find this forum because now that I know about the feature, I can use it.
When you first come to a site or start a new job, etc., not everything can stick in your head. Ooh, my next suggestion will be an an option to subscribe to "Tip of the Week".
Oh, I see... Yes, I see these cases very often. Sometimes people think the @ symbol is all that is needed - I was one who thought the same thing at first.
Although that tip (and many others) are here in this link Compose tips (HTML-tags).
But, I think we would need this link to be shown below this page (Since this link is within 'Laws of LT'), and so users can better know how they can use these useful tools. Maybe I could suggest it to the Admins...