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Is there any way you can mention a user in topics or comments?

Lots of different social networks have different ways to do this, such as u/, @, +, etc. Is there a way for this to be done on Tildes? And if not, should there be?

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      swiftestcat Link Parent
      Alright, thanks. I'll probably mainly use u/swiftestcat rather than @swiftestcat as using @swiftestcat makes it more like Twitter or Instagram which I differentiate from Tildes — I see Tildes as a...

      Alright, thanks. I'll probably mainly use u/swiftestcat rather than @swiftestcat as using @swiftestcat makes it more like Twitter or Instagram which I differentiate from Tildes — I see Tildes as a refined alternative to Reddit. Also, I'm used to using u/swiftestcat as a redditor myself.

      5 votes
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        Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
        Interesting. As a redditor myself, I prefer to use "@" because it's not what I used on Reddit, and I want to differentiate Tildes from Reddit. From observation, "@" is the more popular option for...

        Interesting. As a redditor myself, I prefer to use "@" because it's not what I used on Reddit, and I want to differentiate Tildes from Reddit.

        From observation, "@" is the more popular option for users on Tildes.

        10 votes
        1. onyxleopard Link Parent
          I prefer '@' because that is what Slack and Discord have trained me to use (I don’t use Twitter), and it is only one character, as opposed to 'u/' or '/u/' which are more than one character. I...

          I prefer '@' because that is what Slack and Discord have trained me to use (I don’t use Twitter), and it is only one character, as opposed to 'u/' or '/u/' which are more than one character. I feel like '@' is a de facto standard for mentioning usernames, and Reddit is the odd-ball here. There are other conventions, such as IRC, where there are usually nickname services and you would set up your own IRC client to highlight mentions of your username and aliases (or all usernames/aliases in the channel). Obviously, on the web, hyperlinking—and having a shorthand for hyperlinking—is more ideal, and the more efficient shorthand is preferable to me.

          10 votes
        2. swiftestcat Link Parent
          Makes sense. I may use ‘@‘ more often in that case, but I don’t think it really matters too much.

          Makes sense. I may use ‘@‘ more often in that case, but I don’t think it really matters too much.

          2 votes