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I Just Learned Something about Mentions on TSU

I just learned something about using mentions @ with the newest site called which many of us have joined and are spending time getting to know.

The site allows new members, and you can only become a new member when you are invited by an existing member or if you find a code that another member left behind. I got in via someone from bubblews that I didn't know previously and after I started up I began running into many that I did know. I wished that I could have been under them rather than under someone I don't really know.

On tsu, when joining you can give your real name, which I think is your username, and then a name to go by which can be a name you use elsewhere, or you can have them backwards, your code name first and real name second. Here you can actually go in and change either one whenever you want, or so it looked to me.

When you want to reply to someone or leave a message for a person that you are not on their page, you can use the mention, which is the same symbol here as it is on twitter, @ , on bubblews the & is used, but not on tsu.

The problem I find myself running into before this morning is that the mentions only work for the person's short name, or code name, not for the first name listed on their account. Now many of us here and on bubblews knows Edward Dudley and he goes by Javaman74 on bubblews. On tsu, he is SED Dudley, but his code name is Javaman.

For others there, I have no idea on what their code name might be and if I'm replying on another person's post I can't just go up to the top to check it out, I'd have to open another window, check their code name and then use that with my mention.

This morning, I noticed that Javaman, Edward, didn't get a mention to me done correctly. But when I replied in the same manner, I noticed a pop-up on the page that provide several spellings of code names once I put the beginning part in of:Java, and each of them gave the users actual name first too.

I don't know yet whether this works when their short code/code name is completely different than their actual name or a name you've not run into previously.


I just tested this as someone just liked my post and I've not connected with them yet on tsu. I saw their name under the like and put the mention keystroke in first. As I typed their first name I got a whole list of possibilities. There were so many that she wasn't in the list yet. So I continued to type away. I had to keep checking the correct spelling by mousing over the like so it opened back up. Eventually, I got the right person.

THEN, I tried something else, I tried clicking on the pop-up name that was supplied and indeed it did place the person's code name within my message box. SO, we needn't worry any longer wondering what code/short name a person is using for tsu will help us with that as we are typing our messages.

Just like elsewhere, if you are replying on a person's wall, you don't need to mention their name. They will get a notification of each like, and comment as will everyone else that commented before them.

This post is for the A-W Category Challenge initiated by @ Dawnwriter

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LoudMan wrote on November 7, 2014, 8:30 AM

Those follow trains are annoying but, so far, superior to fakebook.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 7, 2014, 8:43 AM

Not sure what you mean by follow trains, unless you're talking about all the notifications?

LoudMan wrote on November 7, 2014, 8:51 AM

Follow trains are when someone there compiles a list of a hundred or so mentions, trying to manipulate the system and they go viral. All I ended up with were so many notifications I never heard back from anyone I know there.

Feisty56 wrote on November 7, 2014, 11:09 AM

Marsha, I've learned so much from you through various posts and comments. I felt certain if anyone could figure out how best to interact on Tsu, it would be you -- and I am not disappointed.

imphavok wrote on November 7, 2014, 12:42 PM

Interesting, I've never heard on the site before. Thanks for the info!

allen0187 wrote on November 7, 2014, 11:17 PM

Thanks for this information. Anything on tsu is appreciated since I do not know how to fully maximize my stay there. I do love reading the posts of other members but I'd love to start earning there as well.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 7, 2014, 11:19 PM

Why thank you, Deb. I am humbled by your praise. Now if only I could figure out or remember how to do some of the things that folks like SandraLynn can do so easily like including links in posts or should I say hyper-links. Course, if I spent more time here, I might remember what I learned from my last visit or that type of thing.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 7, 2014, 11:21 PM

I meant the second part of my comment to refer to pp not tsu, if you didn't get that at first reading, lol.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 7, 2014, 11:26 PM

Do your best to stay away from those that comment with follow4follows and share4shares or include too many hastags especially ones that don't have anything to do with the post or picture. Those things are considered spamming and folks are being deleted for participating in them. I don't want to even get close to anyone breaking the rules on purpose or by sharing the posts of those that are clueless, just to make sure that I don't go down the drain, (get deleted) with the rest of them.

As with any site, it takes interaction along with posting, and there it does include sharing the posts of others too. It's not a 'get-rich-quick scheme' no matter who or how many people try to make it seem.

Did you know that you can provide links to your own posts here and posts of others that you read? That will produce new content for you along with hopefully bring more readers back to pp, which we'd all love I'm sure.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 7, 2014, 11:29 PM

The only problem is that you can't check it out until you join up. The nice thing is that joining is free. Interaction along with anywhere else takes time. And we're all learning as the site has only been live for around three weeks. The only way to join is to get invited, or find someone you know there that will send you their short link, which I don't think we can provide here at all. I still have to get my code out there, somewhere soon.

allen0187 wrote on November 8, 2014, 5:38 PM

Looking through my posts now to delete those follow4follows and share4shares. Shared a couple of my posts here in Persona Paper in tsu. Not sure if I'm getting views for my PP posts from tsu though.

JanetJenson wrote on November 8, 2014, 10:23 PM

This all sounds a bit too complicated for me. Does the new site pay well? Does it pay for referrals?

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 9, 2014, 10:34 AM

The only way we'd ever know whether we're getting views here from there is if people tell us. I try to tell people how I came to their post whether I've been following them already or not. Like I read a post here that Dawnwriter shared on tsu, but it was another writer's post. I told them how I found their article.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 9, 2014, 10:39 AM

It doesn't pay for referrals per se, but those referrals-which are those that come in under your name, of course, but it's different-become your 'children'. You build a Family Tree. It's like a MLM, where your children help you earn, but they make more than you do AND you don't have to buy anything to be successful.

You have to wait until you're up to $100.00 to cash out. I'm thinking that may be because it's so new and to give them time to get all the ads in place to generate the revenue needed for payouts. The site only began a month ago from Friday.

You can't check the site out unless you join, but you can join and then not do anything if you don't like the set-up. I've connected maily to people here and from bubblews and a very limited amount of others, if they play by the rules. If you've not been invited yet, I did get my short code, which is like the referral, on my Google+ account, I think.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 9, 2014, 10:41 AM

Also, Janet/drann, I think all of it can be complicated when joining a new site. You always have to learn the rules of each one and how they work, and many other things too. This is simpler than you think. Stay away from spamming, which is asking for folloers and shares, and not using spammy hashtags.

allen0187 wrote on November 9, 2014, 5:22 PM

Sounds like a plan. I'll start doing that then. Thanks for the tip.

Ruby3881 wrote on November 10, 2014, 6:35 PM

So, if you click on the pop-up it will insert the name in your comment? I'll have to try that...

seren3 wrote on November 15, 2014, 4:54 AM

Thanks for the information on TSu. I have had an invitation but decided to start here first. It is good to see you here!

celticeagle wrote on November 18, 2014, 11:38 PM

When I was on Mylot(sort of like BUbblews and paid) we used the @ and I didn't know for quite sometime that they used the & on Bubblews. Ugh! So there are two of the @ 's with a space in between and then the name. Confusing but interesting.