So, the whole new "mentioning" feature is really great. Thanks, G@G!
But there's a tiny issue that I have just noticed...
I still like to be able to adress the Asker of a question in comments, so there is no confuson who I'm talking to if there are different users commenting under that opinion. The problem is just, when I do so, it links to ("mentions") some no longer existing female account named "asker". Let me demonstrate:
See. That's kind of stupid, if I just want to adress to the particular Asker of a particular question.
Can we please get rid of this glitch? Thanks!
Also, maybe it'd be a good idea re-programm the mentioning feature so that deactivated accounts generally can't be mentioned...
If we modify that account, the username will become available and it'd be possible to run into this issue again, only this time with an active account. The reason we allow @mentions for deactivated accounts is so that even old users can be credited with giving good advice, pointing current users to more great content to read and learn from.
There are ways to avoid this. You can address the asker without the @ symbol, "Asker". You can add a space between the @ symbol and asker, "@ Asker".
Tip for everyone: To avoid giving GAGers multiple notifications for the same post, remember to not @mention that GAGer in their own post (question or opinion). Putting that space between the @ symbol and the username is the easiest way to avoid over mentioning when unnecessary.