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Difficulties with mentioning non-ASCII usernames
I realize that some usernames are very difficult to mention due to the way that the current system works. Currently, you have to type in at least three characters after the
@ before the list of mentionable users shows up.
As this user mentions (and demonstrates), users with non-ASCII usernames are hard to ping for those without support for those languages, because they cannot type the necessary characters to show the prompt. This is also a problem for users who don't have three characters before a space, though those are much rarer.
Although you can directly go to their profile and directly type
@#12345, it's less obvious and more work to do for such a simple task.
Thus, I suggest either eliminating the three character rule, and showing the list of mentionable users after typing a single
@ character or adding a "reply/mention" button on users' comments that inserts a mention in the reply box.