5 Posted by Charles in Vancouver on 30 Jul, 2012 02:45 PM
Yes I understand how it's supposed to work. You don't
need to bring that up.
The bug is, when I am replying to a retweet, it asks me to
include a handle that has nothing to do with the tweet. The handle
it suggests is based on the first word of the retweeter's "real
name". So instead of @MayorGregor it suggests @Gregor.
Support Staff6 Posted by Leflou on 30 Jul, 2012 02:56 PM
No, i test it and i saw this @Gregor. I also show this to our
developpers and i also try with other twitter's account.
I will talk again about that to our developpers but according to
them, there's no bug in that. It's just a coincidence and in fact,
in the list, you don't have to see @mayorGregor as you are replying
a retweet of him.
7 Posted by Charles in Vancouver on 30 Jul, 2012 03:08 PM
How in the world can they say it's a coincidence and not a
There is no @Gregor mentioned anywhere in the tweet. Therefore
the fact that it brings up @Gregor is a bug.
Try it with any retweet and you'll see. Reply to a retweet by
@ActuallyNPH and it will suggest @Neil. Reply to a retweet by
@BarackObama and it will suggest @Barack. Reply to a retweet by
@Oatmeal and it will suggest @Matthew.
For whatever reason, in the switchover to the new version where
it shows "real names" more prominently than @handles, it's
mistakenly reading the "real name" field when suggesting who to
@mention when replying to a retweet.
In case Charles' explanation isn't clear, let me try.
The new guidelines from Twitter say what the user has put in the
"Name" field of their profile should display more prominently than
their "@username". On retweets, the text used to say "retweeted by
@BobSmith", but now it says "retweeted by Bob". When replying to
that retweet, Plume tries to reply to @Bob (who might not exist)
rather than @BobSmith.
I can confirm this bug.
Simply speaking, when we QT a retweeted tweet, Plume would
automatically add the retweeter's real name (@Real Name). This is
abnormal because @Real Name is meaningless. The correct behavior
should be add @username.