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New Website Feature - Tag Fellow Participants

  • 1.  New Website Feature - Tag Fellow Participants

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 02, 2017 10:18 AM

    Hi, everyone! I'm super excited to announce that we've released a new feature on the GPUG website: @mentions!

    What is an @mention? It's the ability to tag other GPUG participants in various locations on the website, including discussion posts, blog posts and comments.

    Here's how it works:

    1. You can initiate an @mention by typing "@", and then start typing the name of the participant who should be @mentioned.
    2. As you start typing, you'll see a list of suggested people to choose from. 
    3. Select the person you'd like to @mention in the list of suggestions by clicking their name. 
      1. The @mention will become a hyperlink to the @mentioned individual's community profile and the @mentioned person will receive a real-time email notification.


    Why is this so cool?

    Say, for example, I'm reading a thread and think that GPUG General Manager, @Bob McAdam, would have some insight he could share about the topic.  I could @mention Bob in a discussion reply, and he would receive an email notification that he was mentioned in my discussion post, prompting him to view and participate in the thread. 

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    Another great use for this when responding to a discussion post is to @mention the person who asked the original question.  By @mentioning the asker in your response, they'll receive an email notification letting them know that they've been @mentioned, prompting them to check out your response to their question.

    A couple notes:

    If the @mentioned person no longer wants to be included in the @mention, the individual can remove the reference to their profile by hovering over the @mention and clicking Remove Reference.
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    @mention functionality is currently compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari and the mobile view of the website.  In the future, we plan on making it compatible with IE v11.

    Now…who's excited about this new feature? I know I am!

    Enjoy your day,
    Michelle



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    Michelle Lowry
    Director of Community & Member Engagement
    Dynamic Communities
    Arlington VA
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  • 2.  RE: New Website Feature - Tag Fellow Participants

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Jun 05, 2017 10:43 AM
    Hey @Michelle Lowry - this is an awesome new feature!!!

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    Shawn Dorward
    Twitter: @ShawnMDorward
    Implementation Consultant
    InterDyn Artis
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  • 3.  RE: New Website Feature - Tag Fellow Participants

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 05, 2017 10:49 AM
    @Shawn Dorward, MVP I'm glad you see the value in it.

    And a big HIGH-5 to you for being the first person to use it!

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    Michelle Lowry
    Director of Community & Member Engagement
    Dynamic Communities
    Arlington VA
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  • 4.  RE: New Website Feature - Tag Fellow Participants

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 06, 2017 09:19 AM
    @Linda Stone This is pretty cool! Now we can easily share relevant posts with each other. Everyone should know about this!

    @Leslie Vail @Mariano Gomez Long time no see guys!

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    James Womack
    Data Manager \ Special Projects
    Tilley Group
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