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    Mentioned and Tagged?

    I've recently noticed the addition of "Mentioned" and "Tagged" tallies each username, location and post count.

    Why?

    From my understanding the disadvantages outweigh any advantages.

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    This thread explains the new features, if you're looking for an explanation.

    If what you mean is "why bother with that info being displayed with each username?" well then I dunno. Doesn't seem important to me to know those details, but I don't see the harm either, as I don't often look in that area anyway.

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    To be fair Steve has published a method to cancel this feature. Personally I find the feature unhelpful and would erase the system forthwith, if only I could understand the technojargon instructions!
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasem View Post
    This thread explains the new features, if you're looking for an explanation.

    If what you mean is "why bother with that info being displayed with each username?" well then I dunno. Doesn't seem important to me to know those details, but I don't see the harm either, as I don't often look in that area anyway.
    The "tagging" to bring attention to another user is OK and may, in fact, be useful (as stated in the explanatory thread).

    However the second part of your response, the "Why bother..." - the tallying, recording and public disclosure of those tags/mentions - is where I was going with my question. It will be interesting to see if it "catches on" and a considerable numbers of tags and mentions are recorded/displayed. That's when disadvantages may begin to outweigh advantages.

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