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How to reply to someone

Hillbilly-HightechHillbilly-Hightech Posts: 966
edited August 2011 in Forum List
I think some people are having anxiety over the loss of the "classic" view, where they could click "reply" to a specific person's post, and it would show up underneath that post (and indented).  While that allowed folks to quickly see who replied to whom, it also made a mess when there were a lot of replies (each reply would consequently indent further to the right).  I have seen some posts where the replies stretched all the way over to the far right side of the screen!! 

Anyway, in this new format, if you just type "@username" (without the quotes) and then type your reply - that is how many other forums & comment boards do their replies. 

In fact, if you highlight & then copy that person's username & then paste it into your response, it will actually "hyperlink" the name for you (you can click it & it will take you to their profile). 

For example, if I were to reply to myself by manually typing all or part of my username, I might do something like this:

@Hillbilly - blah, blah, blah...

But, if I were to reply to myself by copying my username, it would look like this:

Hillbilly-Hightech - blah, blah, blah

So, I hope this helps!!!! :-)

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Comments

  • Hillbilly-Hightech thanks for the iinfo
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
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  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    I never understood the @ thing. Why not just type in the person's name. 

    Hillbilly, bla bla bla

    Or

    Hillbilly - bla bla bla
  • that's perfectly acceptable too.  I think in modern internet "chat" though, the "@" symbol, for whatever reason, has been adopted.  It's used in things like Twitter, for instance. 

    Also, here it allows you to "hyperlink" the person's name, if that's something you wish to do. 

    However, either way works just fine
    ;-)
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
  • Maybe you should say "contemporary" rather than "modern",
    ;-)
    The Naked Whiz
  • testing :-D testing
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