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Old 05-01-19, 12:00 AM
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Mention fail?

Mentions appear to be inop. They just show an @ sign, with nothing follwing. Even mentions in existing old posts, that worked previously, are doing this.
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At lower left of page change your skin to BikeforumsNG, that fixed it for me
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Old 05-01-19, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
At lower left of page change your skin to BikeforumsNG, that fixed it for me
Worked! Much obliged. So the mention content was there the whole time, just obfuscated.

So I wonder what other things this skin change will break. That's the beauty and wonder of all "upgrades".......
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Old 05-01-19, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
At lower left of page change your skin to BikeforumsNG, that fixed it for me
Thank you @Darth Lefty !
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Old 05-02-19, 10:58 AM
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In the past, there was a problem with mentioning
@Andrew R Stewart

@Andrew R Stewart;

As far as I can tell, no matter how one does the mention (@ symbol, or [mention] tags), the system still reads it from left to right, and picks out @Andrew, a different user.

Oops, it chose to do "Andrew R", so it doesn't deal well with the middle initial, and ignored it alltogether when I tried using the [mention] tags (half worked using the @ symbol).
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Old 05-02-19, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
In the past, there was a problem with mentioning
@Andrew R Stewart

@Andrew R Stewart;

As far as I can tell, no matter how one does the mention (@ symbol, or [mention] tags), the system still reads it from left to right, and picks out @Andrew, a different user.

Oops, it chose to do "Andrew R", so it doesn't deal well with the middle initial, and ignored it alltogether when I tried using the [mention] tags (half worked using the @ symbol).
Are you on BikeForumsNG? And what browser and device are you on?
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Old 05-02-19, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by IBRyan View Post
Are you on BikeForumsNG? And what browser and device are you on?
I'm using Firefox. However, it is not a browser problem. Although, apparently not a common problem for very many users.

Andrew R Stewart has been a member since 2012, with 11,399 posts.

He has been quoted 1661 times.

And, has been mentioned exactly ZERO times.

On the other hand, Andrew R has made exactly 3 posts and has been mentioned 41 times (almost all having to do with Andrew R Stewart).

Andrew has also made 3 posts, and has been mentioned 11 times, although perhaps one can chalk many of those to careless posting.
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Old 05-03-19, 09:00 AM
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^^^^^ W@G - the space(s) in the user name complicate/confound the little auto-formatter humunculus.
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If you gotta humunculus I'd get a scan for it.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I'm using Firefox. However, it is not a browser problem. Although, apparently not a common problem for very many users.

Andrew R Stewart has been a member since 2012, with 11,399 posts.

He has been quoted 1661 times.

And, has been mentioned exactly ZERO times.

On the other hand, Andrew R has made exactly 3 posts and has been mentioned 41 times (almost all having to do with Andrew R Stewart).

Andrew has also made 3 posts, and has been mentioned 11 times, although perhaps one can chalk many of those to careless posting.
Okay, I will bring this up to tech!
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I'm using Firefox. However, it is not a browser problem. Although, apparently not a common problem for very many users.

Andrew R Stewart has been a member since 2012, with 11,399 posts.

He has been quoted 1661 times.

And, has been mentioned exactly ZERO times.

On the other hand, Andrew R has made exactly 3 posts and has been mentioned 41 times (almost all having to do with Andrew R Stewart).

Andrew has also made 3 posts, and has been mentioned 11 times, although perhaps one can chalk many of those to careless posting.
Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
In the past, there was a problem with mentioning
@Andrew R Stewart

@Andrew R Stewart;

As far as I can tell, no matter how one does the mention (@ symbol, or [mention] tags), the system still reads it from left to right, and picks out @Andrew, a different user.

Oops, it chose to do "Andrew R", so it doesn't deal well with the middle initial, and ignored it alltogether when I tried using the [mention] tags (half worked using the @ symbol).
Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
^^^^^ W@G - the space(s) in the user name complicate/confound the little auto-formatter humunculus.
Unfortunately, this has been a known bug of usernames with spaces in between them. There is not a fix, but if the users with this issue would like, we are offering a one time username change for them so that the mentions can work for them. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Old 05-06-19, 02:12 PM
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^^^^^^ Easiest and most reliable fix, if doable, would be a filter on the registration process that doesn't allow spaces in user names.
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Old 06-01-19, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Mentions appear to be inop. They just show an @ sign, with nothing follwing. Even mentions in existing old posts, that worked previously, are doing this.
Just today (6/1/19) I posted to a thread:
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Thanks for that post Trocadile [ @Trocadile ]. I have never heard of that trail. Do you or rholland1951[ @rholland1951 ] have any other information, like access points and road surfaces, especially paved segments...

PS: For some reason today the MENTION function of the BB codes blanks out the name rather than MENTIONING it.
It also seems that all previous mentions are similarly blanked out. For example I type @_Trocadile (typed without the connecting symbol): @Trocadile

A short while later I posted to that thread:
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Thanks for those informative replies, @Trocadile and @rholland1951. I look forward to my own investigation. Unfortunately your names are still unmentionable.
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
(from a now-closed thread) I think a quote or mention is as much of a kudo as a LIKE, since it is conspicuous and is viewed by a wider audience than just the author and those who actually view the LIKED post.
PS: I just further noticed on my Profile Page, under the MENTIONS tab, that the drop-down menu of MENTIONS and QUOTES has disappeared.

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Another example. Wipekitty appears to quote me:
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What water bottle do you use?

My preference for water is flavored carbonated water. [The local brand here around Boston is Polar Seltzer and it comes in a lot of flavors.] It comes in one liter bottles with a screw top cap to contain the carbonation.
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...Like @Jim from Boston, I sometimes use 1-liter bottles. I'm not a fan of carbonation while riding, but these bottles nicely hold a lot of water. I tend to use them early/late in the season when it's cooler and I'm combining commutes, transportation, and recreational rides to save daylight.
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Hmmm...


at Jim from Boston @Jim from Boston test

at madpogue @madpogue test

at IBRyan @IBRyan test

mention Jim from Boston @Jim from Boston test

mention madpogue @madpogue test

mention IBRyan @IBRyan test

Edit:
It looks like it is working for me... for the user names above, using either the "@" symbol, or the [MENTION] tags.
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
Another example. Wipekitty appears to quote me:
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Hmmm...


at Jim from Boston @Jim from Boston test

at madpogue @madpogue test

at IBRyan @IBRyan test

mention Jim from Boston @Jim from Boston test

mention madpogue @madpogue test

mention IBRyan @IBRyan test

Edit:
It looks like it is working for me... for the user names above, using either the "@" symbol, or the [MENTION] tags.
I am also having no issues with quoting so I believe that it may be on your end @Jim from Boston
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Originally Posted by IBRyan View Post
I am also having no issues with quoting so I believe that it may be on your end @Jim from Boston
Just this morning I noted that MENTIONS have been (spontaneously) restored, as well as MENTIONS and QUOTES on my Profile. Mirabile dictu.
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
^^^^^^ Easiest and most reliable fix, if doable, would be a filter on the registration process that doesn't allow spaces in user names.
I'm always amazed at how many thing keep people from just reading the posts.

It's like a nagging marriage.

I don't think I'll get scabies and die from it after 12 years. Oh well.
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