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I am looking for a feature that makes it possible to reply to comments, or mention users in a comment using the @ symbol.

So, if I was to write the following in a comment on a node:

@Michael Jackson Cool stuff dude.

"@Michael Jackson" would turn in to a link that leads to his user page.

Also, if it is possible without to much hassle, it would be great if it only turned in to a link if the user exists, to prevent a 404 error.

Thanks.

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I think you might be looking for this module but the 7 version is still in dev.

Mentions

The Mentions module offers Twitter like functionality, recording all references to a user's username - using the [@username] or [@#uid] filter format - from various locations, providing a centralized page to track all mentions.

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    That's exactly what I'm looking for. Too bad it is still in dev. I will try it out though, thanks. Feb 3 '13 at 11:59
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    Update: I've tried the dev version of Mentions and it works very good so far. I think the problem with the module is the views integration, but since I am not using that I think it's safe to go with the dev version. Feb 3 '13 at 12:19
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    good to know that it helped. :-) Feb 3 '13 at 12:22
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    This module has issues with ckeditor which currently disallow it to work properly. To learn more see here: goo.gl/ubmEGb
    – PWM
    Sep 28 '16 at 19:28
  • @MohammedShameem I have installed mentions module 7.x-2.x dev. I have created a mention successfully. Now, I want to create hashtags functionality. This version allows to create other input filters as well, but I do not know how to use it to create hashtags. I also installed hashtags module, but it is not working on custom forms. Any suggestions?
    – Umair
    Jun 3 '17 at 11:15

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