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  Reply # 1413194 24-Oct-2015 14:37
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You can't notify yourself ;)





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Cool. Is it excluded from quote blocks? That could get annoying.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1413201 24-Oct-2015 15:15
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gzt: Cool. Is it excluded from quote blocks? That could get annoying.


would think so as i needs the @ symbol before the username

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  Reply # 1413202 24-Oct-2015 15:16
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Got it!

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  Reply # 1413203 24-Oct-2015 15:24
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Quote test:

freitasm: Testing with @sbiddle, @tonyhughes, @scottjpalmer... Did you get this message? [Again?]




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  Reply # 1413204 24-Oct-2015 15:26
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Yeah but a quote of a mention will have the @ symbol so will trigger another mention




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  Reply # 1413206 24-Oct-2015 15:32
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Oh just read you can't notify yourself lol




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  Reply # 1413212 24-Oct-2015 16:19
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Adding matching whitespace on either side takes care of the email matching, but will mean that if people miss a space it won't match

\s\@(\w+\b)\s

OR 

\s\@(\w+\b)

Depending on if you want to match whitespace on both sides or just infront.

If ASP VBscript doesn't support \s for whitespace, you can escape a normal space too with "backslash space"






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  Reply # 1413214 24-Oct-2015 16:21
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Thanks Daniel, I wouldn't imagine people missing aspace would betoo much of a problem.

Cheers, Matt.




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  Reply # 1413217 24-Oct-2015 16:50
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danielfaulknor: Adding matching whitespace on either side takes care of the email matching, but will mean that if people miss a space it won't match

\s\@(\w+\b)\s

OR 

\s\@(\w+\b)

Depending on if you want to match whitespace on both sides or just infront.

If ASP VBscript doesn't support \s for whitespace, you can escape a normal space too with "backslash space"


I tested in dev and it matched a word after the @ and stopped a the first non-character - period, space, etc. So will just leave it there...

Thanks again!





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  Reply # 1413220 24-Oct-2015 16:57
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Another few of things:

 

  • Notifications aren't sent out if edit a post - adding a @ AFTER you posted won't trigger the emails. In this case is better to add a second reply for example
  • Early on we accepted usernames with non alpha/number characters, so there's a nic.wise for example (Hi Nic!). To make sure we filter bad stuff the function will obviously look for alpha/numbers that form a valid user name, using the same validation function as the registration page. So nic.wise will never get a notification...
  • More than one mention of a username in a single post triggers one email notification only




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Try: (?:^\@([^\s]+))|(?:\s\@([^\s]+))

(still with modes ig)

This allows for mentions at the start of the message, or anywhere else with whitespace beforehand. This eliminates matching on email addresses etc. [^\s]+ matches any non-whitespace character, so names such as @some.person will match, or a real example of @*jono* will match.

Edit: This would match @bob: with "bob:".. Working on that at the moment.


Edit2: Whether this following one works depends on the implementation of regex. It needs to have lookbehinds. This is obviously a little more complicated and maybe less performant, but alas here it is,

(?:(?<!\w)\@((?:[^\s:,.](?:\.[^\s:,.])?)+))

I think this will cover most use cases. Allows any character in name except for the following: ":" ";" "," and any more than one period in a row. This is so that you could still do @person: @person; @person.. @person... etc.




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  Reply # 1413257 24-Oct-2015 17:58
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now this will certainly be a handy feature!




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Rappelle: Try: (?:^\@([^\s]+))|(?:\s\@([^\s]+))

(still with modes ig)

This allows for mentions at the start of the message, or anywhere else with whitespace beforehand. This eliminates matching on email addresses etc. [^\s]+ matches any non-whitespace character, so names such as @some.person will match, or a real example of @*jono* will match.

Edit: This would match @bob: with "bob:".. Working on that at the moment.


Edit2: Whether this following one works depends on the implementation of regex. It needs to have lookbehinds. This is obviously a little more complicated and maybe less performant, but alas here it is,

(?:(?<!\w)\@((?:[^\s:,.](?:\.[^\s:,.])?)+))

I think this will cover most use cases. Allows any character in name except for the following: ":" ";" "," and any more than one period in a row. This is so that you could still do @person: @person; @person.. @person... etc.



It stopped letting me edit, so FYI I forgot to actually add the semi colon in there. What you want is

(?:(?<!\w)\@((?:[^\s:;,.](?:\.[^\s:;,.])?)+))

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