@user notation: A Feature Suggestion
I’ve been noticing a lot of people here are using the @user notation (most recently popularized by Twitter) here in the forums. It doesn’t actually do anything, of course, but I was thinking it would be very cool if it actually did.
What I’m thinking is that if someone actually used the notation @stwc somewhere on the site (for example), a notification would be fired off (appearing on the buddybar) to that user (ie me, in this case), and clicking on the notification would take the user to the item in question, whether it’s a wire comment or a forum thread or [anywhere else]. I think it would really help pull together the kind of… loosely-coupled… way that various communication channels on a BP install work. It could also appear as a stream in the user’s messages area…
This might be something better implemented in a plugin than in core, but I thought I’d throw it out there.
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