I Just Learned Something about Mentions on TSU
I just learned something about using mentions @ with the newest site called tsu.co 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.
YES IT DOES
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.
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