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Pinging users having different signature names

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Eevee01 (talkcontribs)

Is there a feature to ping users who have different username and signature? Example [[User:ABC|XYZ]] (not real user). When I try to reply them using discussion tool, their username was showing up not their their signature name. So I've to edit in source code to ping them.

Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)

If you switch to source mode and back to visual mode, the ping link is no longer special, so you can edit the link text in visual mode as well. (I’m not sure if it’s to be considered a bug or a feature, but that’s how it works.) Or you can use the normal link feature instead of the ping feature. By the way, as far as I know, the ping feature is intentionally hard to work around, to prevent users from accidentally changing only the link text and keeping the old link target if they decide to ping someone else.

Eevee01 (talkcontribs)

Thank you.

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