Mentioning a name with incorrect casing still works?


I was posting on another forum when I discovered if I spelt @sHaHmMm wrong and if you are on Desktop it would show the name as the same as how you wrote it. imageimageimage
I am wondering if this is a bug or intentional.

When tapping on a mention, the usercard has the same capitalization as the mention
(Jeff Atwood) #2

Names are not case sensitive, so yes this is correct and as designed @ShahMmm :wink:


Also, People are abusing <-a class=mention-> without the -. And using it to make fake pings. As I’m not the owner. Is there a way to fix it?

(Jeff Atwood) #4

Pretty sure @tgxworld is aware of that, but what’s the problem? How does this bother anyone since it’s not a real notification? You could also paste a picture of a notification and it would look the same.


It is considered spam posting and increasing post count on there.

(Jeff Atwood) #6

Flag it for moderator attention on your site, is what I recommend. Have a Site Feedback discussion about it on your site.


Okay, thanks for the help.

(Sam Saffron) #8

Yeah this is very clunky to fix and kind of pointless so easy to work around with flagging.


image fake mention


(Jeff Atwood) #9