Opting in/out of @Mentions

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  1. Derideo_Te
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    The @Mention is a useful feature but I gather that not everyone likes it. I copied a bunch of them from one thread to another when I wanted to invite people to one of my frivolous fun threads. That was when I discovered that some posters prefer not to be included. While they have been polite it is obviously annoying if they prefer not to receive them at all.

    The problem is keeping track of who doesn't want to be included. So I was wondering if there was a way to provide an "opt in/out" check box for the @Mention function?

    Is this feasible and how does everyone else feel about this?

    Since I am using the spoiler feature to invite people to this thread please don't quote the OP or else delete the spoiler. Thank you.

    Deleted all @Mentions following the excellent idea provided by WolfSister77. :)
     
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    I don't get what it is, I thought it was someone trash talking you on another thread so I never went to the links. Maybe there should be a separate deal for it?
     
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    I don't know how to use the invisible invite because I forgot to ask Wake how he does it. I only did one @mentions invite and that was for @BD Boop Front Porch Lounge thread.

    There does seem to be alot of mentions now that you mention it, Derideo! ( no pun intended )
     
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    I hate it and just clear them without reading them
     
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    When you get the mention it tells you who it is from and the name of the thread.

    So from that it is easy to figure out whether it is worth checking out or not.
     
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    No option to do so. My thinking is that people shouldn't mass mention their friends unless they want to piss a lot of them off :)
     
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    I don't mind the "mention" thing but don't generally use it much. My problem is finding where they are after I leave the mention screen. For instance, someone invited me to join in a conversation the other day by using the "mention" function. I went to the thread they invited me to but didn't have time to participate in it at that moment. Later, I tried to find that thread but forgot what it was called. So I decided to go back to my "mention" list but couldn't find it. So ... I never did participate in the thread. :(
     
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    Well, that was my point, not that who it was from or where. I have no idea from that if you are praising my endless wit or making false allegations. I don't know the purpose and haven't been concerned enough to look for the answer. Seems like PMs would be the way to handle an invite.
     
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    nav bar up top (red) click on Quick Links and it will bring down a drop down. Choose "Your Profile" and it will bring you to your profile where you can see the mention tab
     
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    I don't like the mass mentions for the reason you already addressed. I don't want that thing quoted like a million times. I don't mind a mention here and there but please keep me off the mass mention lists.

    Only a couple of people do it but it's annoying and an attempt at rep whoring, imo.
     
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