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Do you use @username or type @with almost the username and why?

Asked by flo (12904points) April 29th, 2019

I never use @almost username (I use @bobby not @Bobby) because I want whoever I am addressing to find my post in case he/she only has the time to read and respond, as opposed to read all posts.

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flo's avatar

…Assuming the real username is @bobby I don’t change it.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@flo I use the name exactly as written. That way it is highlighted in red.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Almost user name, my mobile doesn’t auto-fill and I’m not typing all these weird names and spaces and underscores. Ya’ll know who I’m talking to.

Incoherency_'s avatar


“Ya’ll know who I’m talking to.”

I all do now.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Incoherency_ If you like that, we’ll be besties afore long. :)

ucme's avatar

Or you could use the ^ arrow key favoured by bitter folks who can’t bring themselves to highlight your rather inconsequential username.

flo's avatar

@LuckyGuy that makes sense. I don’t understand spending time to ask or respond to someone but not have them read it.
@KNOWITALL You can copy and paste it too.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@flo On mobile? Sounds like a lot of work. I just put the first of their user name, they should be able to figure that out…lol

JLeslie's avatar

If a user has a long name and I am on my cell phone, I sometimes use the arrows up (I don’t even know where that is on my regular keyboard, and right now I am typing in the dark, and can barely see my keyboard) or shorten their name. I try to write it out fully usually so it will highlight red, but it can be a pain in the neck if their user name is very quirky, or doesn’t really spell anything. On my computer it’s no problem.

flo's avatar

What do you think of this page about copy and paste on smartphone?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

@KNOWITALL…try to figure out how to copy and paste on your phone.
On my phone I hold my finger on the user name. An option to “select” comes up. I choose it and it highlights the name. Then the option to copy it comes up . I choose that. Then I hold my finger down in the answer box and an option to paste comes up.
It’s clunky….but using the phone for all social networking is clunky.

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