How to use the PSX-Scene Mention System
As I mentioned yesterday we have upgraded the 'Mention System' to the PRO version which includes many new features and functions that you can use. Listed below are some of the new functions included in the PRO version along with some screenshots.
You already know about this one and the details are also listed below. Basically if you just use the @ symbol before a username that user will be notified that they have been 'Mentioned' in a post.
Most of you are probably familiar with how hash tags work on Twitter. You can also use hash tags here on PSX-Scene! You can add a hash tag to your forum posts and other members can subscribe to that hash tag. Similarly you can also subscribe to hash tags from other members and be notified when that specific hash tag is used in a forum post. You can see that I created the hash tag 'newmember'. To create a hash tag all you need to do is put the '#' symbol before the term you want to make into a hash tag.
If you click on the hash tag in the forum post you will be brought to another screen where you can 'subscribe' to this hash tag and get notified when it is used in the future.
If you ever want to unsubscribe from a hash tag you can click the link for that hash tag and then click the unsubscribe button.
To view a list of the hash tags you are subscribed to go to your 'settings' in your user control panel. Scroll down the list on the left side of your user control panel and towards the bottom you will see the link for "User Tagging." Click the link for "Hash Tag Subscriptions" and you will see a list of the the tags you are subscribed to.
Once you are in the Hash Tag Subscriptions screen you can add/edit/delete your hash tag subscriptions.
Thread tagging can be used to "tag" a thread that you want to share with specific other members. To tag a thread just input the username(s) of the member you want to tag in the tag box above the posts of the thread.
The Quote Alert Feature will notify members when you quote one of their forum posts. The member that you quoted will be alerted which can help keep the conversation in a particular thread moving along even if the quoted person has left the thread. They will get the alert that they were quoted with a link that will bring them back to the thread to continue the conversation if they choose.
I'll be sure to keep this post updated with any new info or functions that are in the PRO Version of the mention system.
I wanted to let everyone know that we have upgraded the mention system to the better PRO version which has even more features and functionality than the basic version that we previously had installed. There are a lot of new features and I'll be putting up screenshots and FAQ's on how the new additions to the mention system work. This should be done by Tuesday 2/12/13.
Yesterday PSX-Scene introduced a mention system to the website. If you have not noticed yet, here is the rundown of what to expect. By using the @, "at", symbol before a members name, i.e
, you will notify that user of a mention via the site or his/her email. Also included is "New Posts Quotes". This notifies you that other members have quoted you in the forums. So when logging on to PSX-Scene you will see the New Mentions or New Posts Quotes, in the "Notifications" drop down list, as you would see private message notifications. When clicking on either link you will be directed to your profile were you can view your mentions and post quotes. From there you can navigate to the thread containing your mentions or quotes. Take a look below for further info and other additions.
So basically this is how it works.
Member PSXMemberX @ user tags me.
Originally Posted by PSXMemberX
Member PSXMemberX replies to me with a quote.
Originally Posted by Tranced
The above will notify me of a mention as well as a new post quote as depicted below. Following those links will take me to my profile were I can view mentions and quotes.
Originally Posted by PSXMemberX
Another addition is the ability to tag a thread. This is great when you want to share some info with your friends here at PSX-Scene.
This is a great addition for everyone and will help us keep track of the many threads and discussions here at PSX-Scene.
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