1. Ok this is probably a supper mega nooby question but whats the difference between the @ and the # things?

    Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:05:16 UTC from web
    1. @twitchy @ is used for mentioning a person in a notice. (Like what the site inserts at the start of replies!) # denotes #, which are used to categorize notices on similar topics or types (or sometimes just to be funny). There are also !groups, which are like tags but you have to join them to post to them and they go to the personal timelines of everyone else in said group.

      Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:10:01 UTC from web
      1. @redenchilada @twitchy Although the !groupname format is largely obsoleted by the dropdown on the notice box that lets you post to groups without it, it's still supported and many here still use it, either out of habit or to post to multiple groups at a time (which the dropdown option doesn't support).

        Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:11:33 UTC from web
        1. @redenchilada @twitchy Finally, there are also @#lists, which you create by giving multiple people a common tag, which you can then use to mention all of them at once in a post with the @#tag format.

          Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:14:11 UTC from web
          1. @redenchilada Oh my God what did you PROGRAM the site or something

            Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:16:24 UTC from web
            1. @mastertdi Man, these are all things in StatusNet's old help docs

              Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:17:22 UTC from web
          2. @redenchilada how do you make a @#list? :o

            Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:20:12 UTC from web
            1. @bobthecheesegal Going to someone's profile and giving them a tag will create a list with that tag. Afterward, you can add more people to that list in the same way, or by finding the Lists subheading along the right side of your profile page, finding the list, and clicking Edit. (This also lets you add a description to the list, or make it private, though you can't use private lists to send posts to people.)

              Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:24:26 UTC from web
              1. @redenchilada ah, cool :3

                Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:25:30 UTC from web
              2. @redenchilada Wow thanks for all of that. Seriously.

                Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 17:24:33 UTC from web
    2. @twitchy '@' comes before a user's name to notify them when they get a message, like the one before your username. A '#' or a "hashtag" is used to add a post to a list containing every post using the same hashtag. For example, any post with the tag # will show up in that one convenient list.

      Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:10:30 UTC from web
    3. @twitchy I'll try to answer you as best i can, but i don't know it in details. Whatever @ is used to notify a member. If you'd want the user to be informed of your notification. # is somewhat the category in which you'd like to put your notification : it's used to regroup notifications that are supposed to be related to the same subject. Hope i was clear enough.

      Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 19:13:18 UTC from web