Discussion on: Discuss: Add Emoticon in Documentation

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Andrew Bone

I think the bigger issue is the editor itself, I use an extension that allows me to enter emoji into any textbox and had no idea there were shortcodes (so in this sense the documentation needs updating for discoverability).

On github @rhymes suggested this

I wonder how GitHub does it. They essentially show a dropdown of all supported emojis when you type :
Maybe we can skip the documentation and just implement this dropdown in the editor :D

Which could be wrapped into this issue

Add autocomplete mention for users while writing articles #11635

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.

When I want to add a post of another DEV user, currently I have to copy their profile link and make it look like the person is actually tagged. Like this in markdown:

There is this wonderful post written by [@ vaibhavkhulbe] (

Describe the solution you'd like

I want that we should have the following feature while we tag others in a post or a comment etc:

  1. As soon as I type '@' and type in a few letters of a username, a list should pop-up of a similar username from which I can pick the one I want.

  2. The tagged person should be notified.

  3. When someone clicks the tagged username, they should be redirected to their profile link.

Describe alternatives you've considered


Additional context

Here's something similar: Screenshot 2020-11-26 at 11 21 05 PM

Or this: Screenshot 2020-11-26 at 11 21 47 PM

Also if I recall there was talk of updating the editor to be more rich text/wysiwyg and less code-y which would fix the discoverability issue.

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Christina Gorton Author

Great points Andrew. Thanks for your input here. Good point that this could relate to Issue #11635