Post news Report RSS @mentions now supported

@mentions are now available across Mod DB, Indie DB & Slide DB. Now you can @mention your friends who will receive an update informing them you've got something to show them!

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We're excited to announce that we have implemented @mentions across the network to make it easier for you to notify your friends! Whenever you are now mentioned in a post, users will receive an update informing you who mentioned you, as well as where it occurred and a direct link to the mention.

How to use it?

Similar to Facebook, Twitter and other networks that support @mentions, when you type @ followed by a relevant name on our site, beit a member, game, group, engine, etc you will be prompted with an autocomplete list where you can find the listing you are after. Once that's done your mention will be highlighted in blue and will become a new link once you post your comment.

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Notifications of mentions

If you mentioned by a user, you will be notified the by the regular updates area the same way you'd be notified if a game you were following published an article.

Where can I use this?

This feature has been designed to be used throughout the site however on forms, if it's not an editor field (ie description) the mentions functionality will not be supported. Articles, comments, reviews, game pages, forums, etc all support @mentions.


As with any new feature we roll out, a pesky bug can always slip between the cracks so if you do come across any issues (especially compatibility issues) with the @mentions feature please do get in touch or join us on Discord with us as we will endeavour to get it resolved as soon as possible. We hope you like this new feature and that it helps you keep in touch with members of your community.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Fantastic work XanT #mentions is probably my favorite feature we've ever done! So easy to link to games, mods and members like our SUPERHOT competition on right now. Plus it plugs into the update / alert system, so everyone sees it!

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WitchingSnake
WitchingSnake

The tagging that you recently added gotta be my favorite feature you've done in a long time. This looks really cool too.

Ya know ModDB has always felt a bit like the better Internet inside the Internet. I never had a twitter and looks like I wont need one.

Keep it up!

btw maybe you should rethink how you reveal new site features since not many people seem to notice these blogs. Like having a notification bar like a news ticker on TV or make everyone follow this blog by default. The tags are being used but not by a majority it seems as is the new "early access" mod type.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

We feel the same way and reckon this is one of our best features yet. Not sure how to make these features more public, I think if you start using it other people will notice.

And #tags are gaining in popularity I think which is good

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Kalga
Kalga

I like the current direction that this site is going!

(no sarcasm, this is great news all around)

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Why thank you

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An|nA
An|nA

I think this feature is amazing but i wonder if it will work the way it does on FB when i just type said title or user and it becomes automatically a mention , though for some of us it might be disliked if is auto

Nice competition Superhot , i pointed to it at my profile after i found it , as well the Starpoint Gemini contest
I hope these contests are getting their participants and winners

Will MOD DB get a visual overhaul too ? like different colors i hope , would IMO give a refreshey feeling

Best regards from me (:

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

It works exactly like Facebook does. I encourage you to try it out. Just type @ then anything, like a game say Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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An|nA
An|nA

I done it ! On my profile main page at ⧍⧑⧪⧒⧍
They work fine

Waiting on new colors of the site now or some customization features , i hope :P

I also hope you checked out my gift for MOD DB for the winter holidays Moddb.com

We're gonna link each other all games & mods like crazy from now on (:

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

You should request access to the DB Testing group to see what we are cooking up. We need a little help testing and adding some heart to the site

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An|nA
An|nA

I have joined since last autumn i think but did not enable testing mode , didn't see it then , it was looking different then , or wasn't accepted right away

I enabled it now . Now this is an interface :O I like it
Will leave it on , seems to be having enough features already

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

we are only just starting to open it up and test now... will start official testing next week. still needs some changes to make it "exciting" but this is the first look

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An|nA
An|nA

At first i thought you guys are going to replace MOD DB with VRDB , i sometimes sign in there too and here in the same time mostly when am listening music with VRDB and browsing with MOD DB

I hope is worth the trouble of keeping online 2 sites that i assume are on separated servers , but i still think we lack activity , i find myself many times the only one talking , everywhere i gotten used to talk at least

Contests should be a new factor to increase activity , as well maybe real time chat would be a good idea in a less near future or imbedded games that we can play in groups , at least these were and are my ideas i posted on the forum

But anyhow i think that who likes it here and loves the place will like it further on with both goods and bads while who doesn't , will always find something to complain about

We need to push it higher , to become an entity , to become a force one day , something that the whole world to know , to have our own news , radio , TV channel with live feeding from games , for other than the Nexus i cannot say i can point out a good site for mods these days other than MOD DB and a cool mixed modding , gamer and developer community altogether

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jasper34
jasper34

Great work! This is as close as I get to social media and this function makes it even better :)

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

True, makes it so easy to interlink anything you want

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BlickMang
BlickMang

Fantastic, thank you!

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

I really question what those new features are supposed to actually going to help (meaning... not at all). Would be better to fix long standing problems like not getting notifications of people answering to posts anywhere on the website than implementing useless features.

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WitchingSnake
WitchingSnake

do you seriously question how tags are helping? here's your notification btw :D

Dragonlord

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

We cannot really make people answer posts, that is a challenge but as OrangeNero points out below you can now @mention people like you Dragonlord which will make it easier for you to reply

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WitchingSnake
WitchingSnake

yup woking fine :D

INtense!

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Maggy_

Thank you!
INtense!

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AnimeLoverForever
AnimeLoverForever

Awesome, I can see Kark-Jocke there on the list. Best guy to ask for help on this great website :D

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