Help Please ...

Started by morty, October 09, 2022, 02:20:42 PM

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I'm a little baffled.

At the bottom of a thread where you can subscribe for Notification (emails) and Alerts (forum based) ... could you explain how  the  ...@mention works please? 

Anyone know how it works? 


I'd never noticed it  :grin:  :grin:  :grin:


:worried: It's me ... I'm terrible for rummaging and trying to figure things out.



The site uses a free email service which limits numbers of mails so notification emails and most others are turned off to ensure that the limit isn't breached which would be a problem should anybody register or somebody forget their password and need a reset email.

I have no idea what @mentions are. I'll see if I can find out.

October 09, 2022, 03:12:00 PM
It looks like you may be able to mention users in posts. Not sure what it will do here. No email I hope but maybe an alert. I'll try it on my alterego @Mark to see what happens.

Nothing with @Mark which is an alias I'll try the actual user @digitalham and @morty for good measure

October 09, 2022, 03:17:47 PM
So far as I can see the answer is nothing.

Checking further it's an optional feature which I never enabled. As there is a PM option it seems to me to be superfluous and potentially annoying.


Gotcha, thanks for explaining ... I didn't realise it was connected to emails, I'd assumed it was part of the online/on-forum Alert system up at the top left of the home page .... which I like very much.

Bet you're getting sick of me already.  :embarrassed:

October 09, 2022, 04:45:03 PM
Quote from: Ashy on October 09, 2022, 02:25:38 PMSuck it and see!
Hee hee ... I'm not that brave.


I didn't know what mentions meant myself. Now I do. Questions are no problem.

Notifications on many boards would use emails but I didn't take a mailbox with the domain and as I said use a freebie option instead which limits the number of emails - That is fine for lost passwords and signups but doesn't allow lots of emails - they are just blocked once the limit is reached.


I'd never really thought of it before ... but in that case you don't really want Notifications stuffing up your quota. ( I hope that isn't as painful as it sounds).  :smiley:

The irony is, the first thing most folk do when joining a forum is to duck into their settings and disable it.


Alerts are no problem. It's emails that could cause an issue. I doubt anybody wants loads of those anyway. I think the settings should stop it happening anyway.