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In our chat room, there is a regular (and RO) named Tom. Recently, another user named Tom came into the room. He didn't say much; not much was said to him; and now he's gone. The problem is that he is now in the list of pingable people, so he gets notified of every message that we send to the Tom who is here all the time.

Is there a way to remove the other Tom from the list of pingable people?

  • Request for chat update. There is More info than just his username so, they should have a way to accomplish thus :) – amanuel2 Sep 28 '16 at 23:51
  • There's no explicit way right now, no, short of either of them changing their display name. Once the other Tom leaves the room (I believe it takes a few days to fully be considered "gone", if memory serves), he'll stop getting pinged as well. – Adam Lear Sep 29 '16 at 4:00
  • Are you sure the username was Tom and not Tim? – rene Sep 29 '16 at 5:53
  • @AdamLear it is seven days – rene Sep 29 '16 at 5:54
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    You might want to support RFC: Better chat @mentions – A prototype. – rene Sep 29 '16 at 10:33
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    Until then, just reply to specific messages (using the chat's inbuilt reply UI) rather than users generally. That should reply only to that specific user. – Christian Rau Sep 29 '16 at 11:50
  • Is the new Tom complaining about getting pinged? – Catija Sep 29 '16 at 13:39
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/234029/… – ShaWiz Sep 29 '16 at 14:43
  • @Catija: Not yet, but at least one of us (me) is using "@Tom" less so that we don't annoy him. I'd rather not have that limitation. – zondo Sep 29 '16 at 19:46
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    @Catija I am one of the Tom(s). I was thinking about asking this question but it looks like zondo opened it for me. I have found this kind of annoying. I'm not one to complain but whenever someone pings the other Tom, I get pinged when I'm in the chatroom or from my phone if I'm not. It would be nice it there was a way to target specific users of the same username inside chatrooms as this would no longer be an issue for me and those with duplicate usernames elsewhere. – Tom Sep 30 '16 at 2:20
  • @Tom there is... You just have to do what Christian said above and use replies. – Catija Sep 30 '16 at 2:22
  • @Catija Sure, but how do I tell (enforce) other users to do this? – Tom Sep 30 '16 at 2:23
  • @Tom: A pinned message. I just did it. – zondo Sep 30 '16 at 4:10
  • @zondo Alright, we'll see if that works, thanks – Tom Sep 30 '16 at 13:00

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