The "@" address in media messages

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The "@" address in media messages

#1 Post by boing » Wed Jan 04, 2023 7:08 pm

OK, I'm a social media dummy.

If someone on a website requests a comment with "@some_name" supplied as the return address what do you do? Do you have to go to a particular social media site to reply? can you reply from inside the current webpage?

I searched the 'net and can't find anything useful.
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Re: The "@" address in media messages

#2 Post by Boac » Wed Jan 04, 2023 7:25 pm

I think you can only click on the @....... if you are signed up to whichever platform is involved. Probably best to ignore.

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#3 Post by unifoxos » Fri Jan 06, 2023 8:57 am

I assumed that the "@fred" in a reply meant that it was a reply to fred's post, when it might otherwise not have made sense if it was several posts later.
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Re: The "@" address in media messages

#4 Post by boing » Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:45 pm

Thank you for the replies - I left the subject open hoping one of our social media users would have the answer.
I tried a few ideas but I suppose I will just have to remain one of the happily uneducated.

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#5 Post by ExSp33db1rd » Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:55 am

How did we ever grow up ?

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Re: The "@" address in media messages

#6 Post by Boac » Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:38 am

boing wrote:I tried a few ideas but I suppose I will just have to remain one of the happily uneducated.
We might be able to help a little more if you could provide some details? It's probably too late for the actual 'event', but if it occurs again a copy of the actual event would be a great help. Without context your original query cannot be usefully be answered.

PS You do realise that you are one of the "social media users" here..................? :))

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