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This component allow users to mention other friends into the comments (only). Once the comment is submitted people can view mentioned user profile also.
This is just a UI and doesn't send any notification to mentioned user, for that purpose you can use mentioned users component on top of this : https://www.opensource-socialnetwork.org/component/view/4864/mention-notifications
During mention it doesn't support spaces example
@Some User it will not return anything but
@Some will return friends with such a name. It will only show a friends not all users.
Mentions UI 3.2
Mentions UI 3.1
Mentions UI 2.0
Well... thanks for the feedback on it. I am going to go ahead and use it as it is then, and see if users get confused when making comments. Hopefully most of them will figure it out. users aren't always the sharpest knives in the drawer. LOL! Thanks.
Even if it only stayed friends list, but the username showing at all in the typed text were gone, I would still pay for that. It is going to confuse end users when they are typing comments.
2.1 is close. My oppinion, take it or leave it, is if you want it to be clean and professional 2 more little things fixed would make it perfect...
When user is typing message. after selecting the user their username is showing in the typed text until the comment is saved... then the first and last name show.
Still limited to only friends list. It gives an inconstant experience when users not on the friends list is mentioned.
Those two things fixed, and I would call it perfect. I would even pay for that!
I just installed and noticed two things. I note that I have both the MentionUsers 1.9.1 and this new component installed. I am on 5.6 Premium.
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Couple of things. My system uses real names... upon install, ALL previous @mentions ended up having the "first name" ONLY highlighted, and link created to, which produces a 404 error if a user clicks on the link. Next. it only seems to work for people who are already in your friends list. Tested trying to use it for people in, and off, my friends list. NOTHING if they are not in the list. 3rd, another biggie, although it does do the lookup of people in the friend list with first and last name, when you select the user, it pastes their USERNAME into the comment, NOT their first and last name as everybody sees them in the system. For me, this is a big time NO GO in its current state.