Could Epic please get this addon:[DBTech] Advanced User Tagging](New Posting Features - [DBTech] Advanced User Tagging v3 (vB4) - vBulletin.org Forum) which will enable twitter style @mentions?
Given that Vbulletin is used for all of Epic’s forums: UE, UT, Paragon, Spyjinx etc… it would be worth it.
Also, as a lot of the newer people joining will be more familiar with @mentions this request is bound to come up.
Copy and paste from their site:
Advanced @User Tagging: What is it?
DragonByte Technologies is proud to present [DBTech] Advanced @User Tagging.
The @user Tagging mod is designed to increase activity on your forum by allowing members to mention each other in posts when talking about them.
This is done in a very easy way, very similar to how Twitter mentions people. We use @ ; as the tags, so for instance you could say:
The “@DragonByte Tech;” Will become a link to the DragonByte Tech users profile, it will also inform DragonByte Tech they had been mentioned, and link to the relevant thread/post via a new area in the profile section, as well as a new tab in the shoutbox.
It also allows members to “tag” the thread for specific other members by inputting their usernames in the tag box above the posts of the thread.
This is a great way to increase your forum activity with no extra admin input required – people will start to mention posts/threads to their friends, which will increase the amount of posting. This is especially useful of forums which have an international contingent (so threads posted in during the night for some of your members don’t go overlooked) or forums which have a lot of posts/threads each day – again to make sure that a post a person might want to read doesn’t get lost in the crowd.