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Feature #2100

Support Twitter like mentions

Added by Andriy Lesyuk about 9 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Target version:
Start date:
22 Sep 2012
Due date:
30 Dec 2017
% Done:


External issue:


Twitter is so popular that users use @username syntax even in messages which do not support it!.. So it’s a kind of natural mentioning syntax nowadays...

I don’t remember why I decided not to use this syntax, but seems I have changed my mind... Maybe because user login is rather unknown in Redmine (where does it get shown?). But this can be changed.... Is there any reasons why it should not be?.. (Will need to check!)

Associated revisions

Revision 88 (diff)
Added by Andriy Lesyuk over 3 years ago

Updated code for Redmine 3.4


#1 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Incomplete to Open
  • Target version set to 1.0.0b

#2 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Incomplete

Or should they be for Twitter?.. I.e., such mentions should reference to Twitter accounts...

#3 Updated by Miodrag Milic almost 9 years ago

Actually, I would rather see Google+ syntax +User..

The user# or user: is hard to use because you must know user number or login name.
In large corporations majority of users are typical n00bs who don’t know how to find that out.

Google+ solves that with + syntax; when you start typing, after few letters pop up appears with the list of people starting with those letters. Enter selects first one on the list, arrows can be used to select others. You could then insert whatever form you want once the user selects another user from the pop up, but its probably better to use user: notation as it does not contain magic numbers.

That would be perfect solution IMO.

#4 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk about 8 years ago

  • Target version deleted (1.0.0b)

I’m getting more sure, that such mentions (i.e., ones which use @username) should point to twitter...

#5 Updated by Miodrag Milic over 7 years ago

What is the status of this feature. Without it #1901 doesn’t have much value. In large corporations you need to be able to complete users or nobody uses the feature. Login name is totally invisible to non admins in general. User id is hard to find by average user.

#6 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Incomplete to Open
  • Target version set to 1.1.0

Redmine support user mentions with @ since 3.4.0, so WikiNG has to support it too now (or mention objects won’t be generated for such mentions).

#7 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk over 3 years ago

  • Due date set to 30 Dec 2017
  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

This was implemented in r88.

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