As many of you probably already know, Mention lists are becoming a huge part of FunnyJunk. But not very many of you know how to make one. Lets fix that.
So to start you off, You will need a subject for your list. Each and evey list name is different, and no two lists can have the same name. This is why you may have seen lists titled after the user, Like [User]'sWebemDump. This is very good to keep in mind while making your own list.
Finding a subject you want your list to be on is one of the most important parts of your list. It can range widely, such as Webm Dumps, LezFinds, Extra Erma, The list goes on. Once you do that, Naming your list is the second most important part.
For your List name, You need to find a good name which tells other users who stumble upon it what the list is about.
And like that, BAM, you instantly know what this List is, and what this list is about. The comic we all know and love, Scrap And TopHeavy.
Now on the other hand,
Not too many people would know what this is used for. It is used for random finds by the user ryuggu who owns this list.
Now I am not saying this is a bad list, Quite the opposite, This is a good list, BUT, the only down side is that its not instantly clear on what type of content this is posted on.
Moving on. Now what is one of the very most important parts of your list, is the presentation.
For your list, You can customize the Background Color and the Text Color.
For your list, What you want it completely up to you, but I do warn you with choosing colors that are easy to read.
Here are quite just a few of the mention lists that I am on. And you can see for yourself what makes the lists stand out.
These lists are all pretty solid, The only two here that are more difficult to read than the others are HackerWatch, and Starco.
Now these lists here, They POP out at you. They are not too close in color with the text and Background that would make it hard to read.
Now look at this.
The second List down is very hard to read here
Now if I highlight it, THEN you are able to read it, but you dont want that, To make people have to Highlight the list to see what it is. Thats a big mistake to make, Luckily, this list is very popular, so it doesn't really have any drawbacks due to its color scheme.
Now, Lets move on to what you are actually reading this for. Making the mention list itself.
Where you can make the mention list can be accessed from three different places.
While uploading content, While making a comment, on just on the left side of the screen, where you can find the different Boards of FJ
Once you hit that beautiful little button right there, Then the real magic shows itself. The Mention List Manager.
From here, you can make mention lists, Leave lists you already are on, Or send out notifications to whichever list you please.
Once you make your own list, it will appear under the area where you pick the color and name. It will look like this:
[ListName] - Delete
Subs: (0) Created (Just now)
To insert the list, Click the list name, and one of these boxes will appear, depending on where you are inserting them. In a comment, or on your own content.
Click the boxes according to what you want to input in the comment or content.
And that my friends is how you make and insert a mention list
If this helped you, Be sure to thumb up so others can learn how to make their own list too
There are a few more little things I want to share with you as a tid bid of advice.
When making a mention list, because you cant see how the colors look exactly against eachother, Make a few test lists before offically posting the list itself. I comment on my dead ALT troll profile, and see what each list will look like before I make it. ALSO, take a picture of the color codes so if you do like those exact colors, you know what to put in as the code, rather than trying to get that exact color again.
Also, If you make a list, and want to use that name, but the colors are off, Deleting the list will make the name available again, and will tell users who try to sub to the dead/Deleted list, that it is no longer in use. Like this. Ill delete this list after posting it, and it will not allow you to join it because it is dead
^^^^^^^ In comments, They will still appear, instead of being useless text
Also, if you're worried about it have mentioned or not, just check the mention history.
Also, editing content wont trigger the list. Only posting with the list in the description
If you edit it when its already in the description, it wont trigger again.
Also, if you edit to put in in after you posted the content, you'll have to manually send out the notification by triggering the list yourself.
One last thing, For comments, You can only insert 2 mention lists at a time, but in content descriptions/text boxes, you can insert a total of 9. Any more than that will just be put in as useless text
If you have any more questions, Just ask me. Ill do my best to help, because I believe that everyone has the right to owning a list.