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  1. [4]
    Deimos
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    Supporting "/u/" on Tildes was mostly just because so many people are accustomed to it from Reddit, and expect it to send that user a mention notification as well as link to their user page....

    Supporting "/u/" on Tildes was mostly just because so many people are accustomed to it from Reddit, and expect it to send that user a mention notification as well as link to their user page.

    Something like /r/games isn't ambiguous in the same way. We know that when someone writes that, they're talking about the subreddit, not ~games.

    I don't think there's really any compelling reason to have a special convenience method of linking to Reddit user pages, it's almost never something that someone will want to do here, and they can always just use the full https://www.reddit.com/user/ link in the uncommon cases where they need it.

    43 votes
    1. haykam821
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      Wait, r/subreddit mentions work here too? Interesting...

      Wait, r/subreddit mentions work here too? Interesting...

      1 vote
    2. ali
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      I fell for this like 2 weeks ago in my first mention. I used /u/ as well.

      I fell for this like 2 weeks ago in my first mention. I used /u/ as well.

      1 vote
    3. arp242
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      On Lobsters – which uses the @-syntax as well – I regularly see people use the /u/-syntax. So yeah, IMO it's pretty useful.

      On Lobsters – which uses the @-syntax as well – I regularly see people use the /u/-syntax. So yeah, IMO it's pretty useful.

      1 vote
  2. [2]
    StellarTabi
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    Should tildes implement a feature that presumes Tildes is secondary to reddit? 🤔

    Should tildes implement a feature that presumes Tildes is secondary to reddit? 🤔

    11 votes
    1. ThatFanficGuy
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      I'm not enjoying the idea that this could possibly come down to an ephemeral dick-measuring contest born of insecurity that the "opponent" doesn't even know about. Reddit is significantly more...

      I'm not enjoying the idea that this could possibly come down to an ephemeral dick-measuring contest born of insecurity that the "opponent" doesn't even know about.

      Reddit is significantly more popular than Tildes. It has already influenced some of the mental models on the Internet. It's why this topic is even a thing to begin with: when you say /r/AskHistorians, you know it's about a subreddit, not some vague pseudo-code or an arcane message from specialist to specialist.

      It's not a stretch to presume that the same mental model could carry over to the /u/username phrasing.

      2 votes
  3. gpl
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    To be honest I can’t really see many use cases for linking to Reddit user accounts from Tildes, or at least not enough to warrant the switch. Except in rare cases I don’t see the utility of having...

    To be honest I can’t really see many use cases for linking to Reddit user accounts from Tildes, or at least not enough to warrant the switch. Except in rare cases I don’t see the utility of having conversations about specific Reddit users on Tildes and need to link to their user page.

    5 votes
  4. json
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    Google+ is dead so we can always use +Deimos and not have mental conflicts with Twitter over @user, or Reddit with /u/user. And it's similar (ie, 1 symbol prefix) to the ~group identifier.

    Google+ is dead so we can always use +Deimos and not have mental conflicts with Twitter over @user, or Reddit with /u/user.

    And it's similar (ie, 1 symbol prefix) to the ~group identifier.

    5 votes
  5. [2]
    ThatFanficGuy
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    The /u/<username> format mentally defaults to Reddit if you're familiar with the platform. Even if you aren't, it doesn't make sense on Tildes because you either link with @<username> or use the...

    The /u/<username> format mentally defaults to Reddit if you're familiar with the platform. Even if you aren't, it doesn't make sense on Tildes because you either link with @<username> or use the /user/<username> format for URLs.

    I do see how some users may be confused by this – it's easy to default to using the /u/ format everywhere where it's accepted, and it may be jarring for the first few times when you link to a Reddit profile instead of mentioning someone on Tildes.

    If it were my kingdom, I'd transfer the /u/ format to Reddit profile links and keep the @-mention for Tildes, because it aligns better with the mental models I have.

    2 votes
    1. Silbern
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      Depends on the person. For me, @username links much more strongly to Twitter and Mastodon than Tildes, whereas /u/ feels more natural to me since Reddit and Tildes are much discussion based forum...

      Depends on the person. For me, @username links much more strongly to Twitter and Mastodon than Tildes, whereas /u/ feels more natural to me since Reddit and Tildes are much discussion based forum sites, whereas the former two are people-focused social networks.

      6 votes
  6. Kuromantis
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    Probably. Maybe replace u/[ ] with something like /~u/Deimos?

    Probably. Maybe replace u/[ ] with something like /~u/Deimos?

    1 vote