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2014-03-24 20:28:48 -0500 asked a question Get links to comments

Askbot provides an easy way to get the link to a specific answer (the paperclip in the bottom right corner of that answer). However, a similar option for comments seems to be missing.

Could this be enabled/implemented?

PS: Currently users have to jump through hoops like this:

2013-09-06 23:12:25 -0500 commented answer How to @refer to users with username that contains empty space?

I can't get this to work over at ROS Answers, e.g. I tried @Firstname Secondname, @firstname secondname, @firstname-secondname. In the first two cases, the reference is wrongly linked to another user call "firstname". In the second case, nothing happens. I ensured, that there is no space between the @ and the first character and the user exists. Anyone knows what's going/am I doing wrong?

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2013-03-12 18:50:37 -0500 asked a question Request: Link to full markdown documentation

When creating a question or answer, there are various markdown options shown at the top. However, I believe there are much more options available, e.g. backticks for in-line code and @username for mentioning users.

Unfortunately, its difficult to find information about this. Hence, I suggest to add a description or link to a full documentation - all options are listed - in the FAQ or help section by default.

This comes really handy when writing comments, since in this case the markdown options are not shown.

2013-03-12 18:43:23 -0500 commented answer How to mention a user

Its now working as expected over at ROS Answers. Maybe there was just a temporal clitch ...

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2013-02-25 23:32:13 -0500 commented answer How to mention a user

You are correct. It works - at least here. Somehow the same thing doesn't seem to work over at ROS Answers, e.g. (here). Any idea why?

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2013-02-25 23:28:14 -0500 commented question How to mention a user

@bit-pirate tries to mention himself.

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2013-02-24 19:48:08 -0500 asked a question How to mention a user

I recently noticed this sentence in the help section:

You can @mention users anywhere in the text to point their attention, follow users and conversations and report inappropriate content by flagging it.

However, I seem to be too stupid to use it ... I tried:

  • @< username >
  • @mention < username >

What is the correct way to use this neat trick?

/edit: removed the space in the first syntax