# Bug Possibly?

I am not able to tag people when writing notes but can so when commenting. Can the Brilliant staff look into this? Thanks. @Dan Krol, @Sam Solomon

Note by Sharky Kesa
5 years ago

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Hi @Sharky Kesa - that is the intended behavior for now. We may change it in the future, but we wanted to start by implementing @mentions only for comments.

Staff - 5 years ago

Ok.

- 5 years ago

- 5 years ago

Yup, you're correct. And we can't tag even when posting problems, and that's why I think they've not allowed it. Wouldn't it loo quite awkward if everybody tags their (I know 'their' is wrong English since everyone is singular, but I was confused with him & her, so I chose their instead) problems and notes with all people so that it can get a greater amount of viewers, and consequently, a faster rating. So, in my opinion, we shouldn't be able to tag in notes and problems, simply to maintain the decorum of the site. Wouldn't you get annoyed if everybody tags their questions with your name, just to get it rated faster? @Sharky Kesa

- 5 years ago

By the way, 'everybody tags their...' is a perfectly grammatical sentence [although your English teacher may disagree] and has been used in English for a long time. It's also a good way to avoid awkward phrases like 'his or her' etc.

- 5 years ago

I thought as much. And no, the teacher wouldn't disagree unless they weren't as adept in English as they should be.

- 5 years ago

The sad thing is that they aren't

- 5 years ago

On a related note, it is not possible to tag certain people. Try tagging Nikhil Pandya.

- 5 years ago

@Nikhil Pandya. Nope, doesn't work.

- 5 years ago

You misspelled it.

- 5 years ago

Edited.

- 5 years ago

@Nikhil Pandya @Mursalin Habib Yeah, there are some issues with when you need to type more than a first name to find the person you are looking for.

The way to get around this is to actually omit the space and type straight through from first to last name, unfortunately for Nikhil, you have to type all the way to @nikhilpandy before he is the only person in the list. However, due to context aware searching, if you follow Nikhil or Nikhil is associated with the thing you're commenting on (posted the post or wrote a comment) he should show up towards the top.

Staff - 5 years ago