Recently, Ol' Sarge requested a method of tagging other members outside of a given thread. After a bit of digging through the IPS Marketplace, we were able to find and implement a hook which accomplishes exactly that, along with some minor improvements to the existing quoting system.
Some of you may have already noticed the features' existence, but for those who haven't, here's a brief explanation on how to use it:
1st: if you want to quote just a certain part of a post, highlight the text and a balloon will pop up with choices of "Quote", "@Mention" or "X"; choose "Quote" and you will get the standard quote box we are used to seeing, but with just the text you highlighted.
2nd: If you just want to alert someone that you are replying to their post, but without any quotes, then highlight just enough for the above mentioned balloon to open up, then choose "@Mention" and click. This will produce a string that when posted will look like "@Swoop, " and will be highlighted and clickable. The member will receive a notification like "Swoop has mentioned you in recently added post"
So there you have it! Mentioning members, and quoting selective text is now just that little bit more straightforward.