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Notification for Quoting?

independent_independent_ Resident Coffee AddictScotlandPosts: 7,352 Master Poster
With these new boards, is there absolutely no way that it could be set to send a notification when you’re quoted, without having to tag the person?

I always feel really bad if I see that someone has quoted me asking a question and I haven’t answered because I haven’t got the thread on bookmark (the rant thread, for example) and haven’t had a notification.
“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”

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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,428 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Yeah it doesn't work.  Somewhere it was written that it is useful if you tag someone when quoting them. 
    independent_
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,352 Master Poster
    Aidan said:
    I haven't actually noticed if you do or not, do you get a notification for this?

    With these new boards, is there absolutely no way that it could be set to send a notification when you’re quoted, without having to tag the person?

    I always feel really bad if I see that someone has quoted me asking a question and I haven’t answered because I haven’t got the thread on bookmark (the rant thread, for example) and haven’t had a notification.

    I don’t unfortunately @Aidan, the only reason this is about to notify you is because I tagged you. If I’d just quoted you now, it wouldn’t notify you. And you quoting me didn’t notify me. The only way to do it is through a tag.
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,352 Master Poster
    Shaunie said:
    Yeah it doesn't work.  Somewhere it was written that it is useful if you tag someone when quoting them. 
    I always try to remember to do this @Shaunie, but sometimes I do forget and I guess others do too because sometimes I go into an old thread and find a quoted message of mine that I haven’t seen because I wasn’t tagged and I wasn’t notified.
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,352 Master Poster
    Aidan said:
    Hmm it's weird that even though it links to your profile in the quote, it isn't like a proper mention because it doesn't have the '@' before your name!

    Maybe that's something the quotes could be changed to include?
    Agreed @Aidan, I it is strange indeed. 
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
  • MikeMike 🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,649 Community Manager
    edited May 2020
    @Shaunie said:
    Yeah it doesn't work.  Somewhere it was written that it is useful if you tag someone when quoting them. 
    Yup!

    We added tagging to the guidelines as more of a culture thing, because annoyingly people are notified when they're quoted. It's the same with reactions, which have been mentioned before. We'll add this to our wishlist of new features because it would be suuuper handy. :)

    Something you can also do is just whack an '@' next to their name when you quote them, like I did with Shaunie above. It's not an ideal thing but it's an easy way to drop a tag if you need to.

    Quoting and referencing
    Quoting someone is a useful way of telling people exactly what you're responding to. This doesn't trigger a notification for the person you quote, so it's polite to tag as well.
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.

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    independent_
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