How can I notify other users of a message (e.g. @name syntax)

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Billy Gray

08 Jun, 2009 03:15 PM

When I use Campfire from the default webapp, I can type '@steph whats doin?', and if someone in the room is named "Stephen Lombardo", the message would get turned into:

'Stephen Lombardo: whats doin?'

On the other user's end, if Stephen has Growl notifications going on, this alerts him to the message intended for him. This shortcut syntax doesn't work for me in Propane, so I was wondering if there's another way to do it, or if it is one of those features that hasn't come over?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by trevor on 08 Jun, 2009 03:40 PM

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    Hi Billy,

    Propane uses tab-completion rather @name completion.

    So you'd type: s<TAB><SPACE> what's doin?

    to get back: Stephen Lombardo: what's doin?

    If more than one person in the room has a name starting with 's', you can keep pressing 'tab' until their name appears (or you can be more specific, as in ste<TAB>).

    Once the correct person's name has been inserted you need to tell Propane that it's suggesting the right name. For that you just continue typing with either a space or any punctuation character.

    Regards, Trevor

  2. 2 Posted by Billy Gray on 08 Jun, 2009 03:51 PM

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    Rad, thanks, Trevor!

  3. 3 Posted by Billy Gray on 08 Jun, 2009 03:52 PM

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    Rad, thanks, Trevor!

  4. 4 Posted by Billy Gray on 08 Jun, 2009 03:54 PM

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    Rad, thanks, Trevor!

  5. trevor closed this discussion on 16 Jan, 2010 10:02 AM.

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