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It doesn't make much sense that I am able to notify a user on chat, yet I can't auto-complete their usernames if I haven't seen them in the room.

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possible duplicate of Tab name completion for comments please! – YOU Apr 7 '11 at 13:44
@YOU: check the tag. – Tshepang Apr 7 '11 at 13:53
Ummmmm, chat? Isn't already there? Type "@" and then type username, and press Tab. – YOU Apr 7 '11 at 14:02
@YOU It doesn't work for people you haven't seen in the room (i.e. they left before you joined) – Michael Mrozek Apr 7 '11 at 14:06
@Michael, I see, Thanks for edit. It will be contradict with this one IMHO. – YOU Apr 7 '11 at 14:27
Oh, I guess anyone with a visible message counts too; I didn't know that part – Michael Mrozek Apr 7 '11 at 14:29
This would also help with "I wonder if this person will actually get a notification" as you're sending the message. – Rebecca Chernoff Apr 7 '11 at 15:58
Rules for when pinging will work, even when auto-complete might not: – HodofHod Jan 29 '14 at 22:41

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