Re: @user notation: A Feature Suggestion
OK, created a trac enhancement request per Jeff’s suggestion. Hope I did it right .
By the way, I wasn’t thinking that this would be implemented as something required or anything like that, or even that it would be used for quoting excerpts of what people have said. But when people did use it (and once they noticed the functionality, further use would presumably just emerge) without really thinking about it, as they already do, it would be kinda delightful to have it provide notification functionality (which could be turned off, too, I guess).
Just a simple link to the posted item, wherever it might appear, that has @myusername in it as notifications in my buddybar and maybe a stream in my messages inbox area somewhere. But those would be implementation details, if the general idea is deemed a good one.