I think I can’t see the forest for the trees because I’m not seeing the point of tagging someone
If you want to get someone’s attention can’t you just PM them or make a post in the thread? and if the tagged member just gets a notice that they’ve been mentioned in a thread, they then have to go over to the thread to see why someone tagged them. And how do you plan stopping nuisance tagging?
yeah ok, thanks. I can see it has some merit but what’s stopping someone going around tagging users just for the fun of it and consequently wasting other people’s time when they go look up why they were tagged.
Just had a thought ;)… Do we have the option in our profile settings to switch off being tagged just like we can switch off PM’s from other members?
Any OTT tagging or abuse of the tagging system would result in a warning for the member. If you find that someone is abusing the system then feel free to report them using the flag icon on the left and they will be dealt with appropriately.
As far as I can tell, you can’t turn off tagging but in the unlikely event that it becomes an issue then the plugin could well be hacked up to incorporate it.
Although I do quite like the tagging feature I worry about it clashing with features like the quote button. If we can tag members it would also make a lot of sense to make it so that if a post is quoted a user is alerted, similarly to how things were on vB3 and the old design.
Additionally, this functionality needs to be styled in a bit better as the current styles could still use some work.
You can see any mentions you make in your own profile (http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/usercp.php) as well under the “Mentions” tab.
So once you’ve mentioned someone, you can go to your own mentions tab and you’ll see it there.
You can also go to my profile and see that I was mentioned by you; it records both ways.