How can we @mention a user with a space in their name?

asked 2015-08-18 07:14:38 -0500

I'm guessing this won't be a common problem but there's at least one case where there is a user (Yi) who is registered using just a single name, which overrides an attempt to @mention another user (Yi Zhang). I won't tag them again here but you can see the problem on this answer.

I've tried a few obvious things like replacing the space with an underscore, a hyphen, removing the space, but none of those work. Is there a way of using markdown to avoid this problem or is this something that needs to be fixed behind the scenes?

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I tried editing that but you are right it is not working properly. It used to work fine, see this Thread, where Yi Zhang is tagged properly.

Waseem gravatar imageWaseem ( 2015-08-18 09:12:43 -0500 )edit

@Jamie Bull <- This will work until someone else changes their username to "Jamie". This is indeed a problem. I'll look into it.

Neal Kruis gravatar imageNeal Kruis ( 2015-08-18 09:51:40 -0500 )edit