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Tagging notifcation shows as new reply to thread

6 years ago

Every time I'm tagged, the notification for the tag does not show up as a tag, just as a "new reply to an existing thread". Any fixes?

Tagging

6 years ago

Are you getting tagged in a thread you're already watching? 

Are you saying that the top of screen notification shows up as "new reply," or that when you're looking at the list of notifications, "you were tagged in a post" is missing?

Are you on phone or desktop?  My phone never gives me the right notifications. 

Tagging

6 years ago

Both, when I get tagged in threads I haven't watched, and tags on threads that I'm already watching it shows up as "new reply". When I look at my list of notifications, it's there, but it just doesn't show up as a tag until I check the list and see it listed. I'm using a Macbook at the moment and the tagging used to work in the past, but it's easy to miss tags amongst the list of new replies from threads I'm watching.

Tagging

6 years ago

It only says 'You were tagged in a post' if that's the most recent thing that has happened. Ex: If I tagged you in The Rising Dead RP, but your also playing Villagers, and someone posts there, then it will come up as New Reply instead of Tagged because the reply has come up after the Tagged post.

Make sense?

Tagging

5 years ago

That doesn't seem right. It certainly hasn't been like that when I've been tagged.

Tagging

5 years ago

That sounds about right to me. In my notifications, watched threads always take precedence over tags. If I'm tagged in a post I'm watching, I mightn't even notice the tag because of it.

Tagging

5 years ago
Not sure if this is the thread to post this in, but I haven't been getting tag notifications this week.  Kiel has tagged me three times in the Writing Exercises Restart - Week Four thread and there aren't any in my notifications list.

@TheNewIAP

Edit:  Well, this one worked...

Dbl Edit:  Kiel tagged me again, but it didn't take.  The only "You were tagged in a post" notification in my list is where I tagged myself.  I don't know if the problem is on my end, Kiel's, or some other glitch.

Tagging

5 years ago

I'm 99% sure it's the non-breaking spaces. A lot of the most recent tags precede them instead of regular spaces. I've tested it, and nbsps definitely break tagging.

Tagging

5 years ago
I just looked at the source and saw what you were talking about.  They were probably added by the browser/app that @Kiel_Farren used to copy/paste.

Tagging notifcation shows as new reply to thread

4 years ago

I'd assume with things like copy/pasted tag lists and whatnot that this is still a pressing enough issue, but apologies if I'm doing too much restating.

Regarding the alerts at the top of the page, tag notifications are less precedent than watched thread notifications when tags' taking precedence would make more sense.

The notification parser is too strict. It seems to only treat spaces as a separator and ignores things that aren't even possible in usernames like non-breaking spaces (so I wouldn't be tagged by @BradinDvorak  or @BradinDvorak,). Nbsps have a tendency to crop up in the RTE when something's pasted in there, so the average copy/pasted tag has a decent chance of not working. Don't know the mechanics, of course, but perhaps switching whatever the separator currently is with a word boundary \b or non-word \W would solve it?

EDIT: Okay, one of them actually did tag me, but I was dumb and now I can't be sure which one.