Is the @ tag really welcome in MetaFilter?
posted by hippybear to Etiquette/Policy at 8:54 PM (320 comments total)
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I've seen at least one MeFi thread with a derail about people using the @ sign to address others, rather than linking to the comment being responded to or other ways of addressing co-MeFites. Is the use of this really a welcome development? It feels somehow cheapening (to me), but then, I'm not a Twit (or is that Twat?), and would prefer to see its conventions stay there and not infect EVERY corner of the series of intertubes.
Is it unreasonable to want to stamp out the @ as a form of reply indicator? If so, how can we discourage this?