"Paging" someone to a thread

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  1. Tinkerer
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    I really like the alert feature and it's ability to tell you when someone has quoted or replied to a post. It makes it easier and more productive to have an ongoing dialogue. Sometimes, you know someone who has something to add to a dialogue and it would be cool to "alert" them to that thread. I currently do this via conversations or instant messaging but it would be really cool if you could page someone to a thread or a post more directly and have it pop up in their alerts.
     
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    Nice Idea!
     
  3. Gargoyle
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    Great idea. I've seen threads that someone should know about, but was too lazy to start a conversation or e-mail them to notify them.
     
  4. Freddie Listo
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    This would be a cool feature.
     
  5. neil
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    But this could also be annoying for some people who would probably always get paged (if it was easy enough to do.)
     
  6. Gargoyle
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    It would probably go through the alert system, and we have granular control over alerts. So, someone who gets paged too much could just switch it off in their preferences.
     
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    It would be a good idea. What I have tried to do is send individuals a link to a post, but for the life of me I find it very hard to find the post link. I find I have to reply to it and then get the link from the up arrow to the previous post. What am I missing. This would help me "page" or alert others much easier.
     
  8. Tinkerer
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    See the little number to the left of the like and reply buttons? It's light gray and blends in but it has a link the post #.

    Took me a while to find that one too ;)
     
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    DOH! I am an idiot! Of course! Thanks -- and I remember a post earlier in another thread reminding us that hovering in all sorts of places (you would not think of) could yield interesting results. Mea Culpa and thank-you!
     
  10. neil
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    That...
    makes perfect sense.
     
  11. Rob
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    I'd love to be able to page someone that knows more about a subject than I to a thread.
     
  12. Tinkerer
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    No worries! We're all learning here. In that spirit, I started consolidating shortcuts (like this one) - please add any you've found !
     
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    Thanks, in that spirit as well!
     
  14. aitchly
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    Perhaps you could be notified every time someone used your handle, tinkerer , ala Twitter
     

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