Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by someguy1, Aug 1, 2018.
Recently when people reference my handle in a quote, I don't get an alert. Is this a bug?
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I'm not getting your alerts either!
I've got them all.
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Can you throw us one of the posts?
are two recent ones.
Your post here did generate an alert.
Oh, well ...
Okay, so I went through this, myself, a while ago. I actually hate the Reply function, and have forced myself to use it these last couple years. But, no, I effin' hate it.
Anyway, what's happening is that someone is doing the smart, easy thing, just copying and pasting the text, and using the tag format quote=(name).
It's an old way of writing posts from times when people had more substantial discussions. With all the one-lining, though, the Reply function works well enough for some.
If I use the reply function, it will generate an alert:
If I just indicate you, "quote=someguy1" in the tag, the system will not generate an alert:
The whole purpose of that function is to regulate the order and manner in which you communicate; the Reply function discourages longer, more complex post structures.
Thank you, that's a perfectly sensible explanation. Much appreciated.
Separate names with a comma.