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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website
App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About): n/a
Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Firefox 110.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10
Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):
Step 1: Make an ID with an attached comment.
Step 2: Edit the ID comment to tag people using autocomplete (I’m forgetful so I tend to do it after the fact, I don’t know whether the fact that it’s an edit has any bearing on replication). The edit text box shows the name correctly autocompleted (ie. @ johndo → @ johndoe, spacing to avoid actually tagging someone here).
Step 3: Submit the edit, the autocomplete is reverted (ie. @ johndoe → @ johndo).
That is glitchy. I often see @mentions that don’t reach their target.
No matter how tiny the typo, lag, whatever it is - there is an iNat profile for it.
I have to edit. Try again. Sometimes it take 2 or 3 attempts before the right @mention is captured.
I can replicate using Firefox and Chrome on my Mac, but only when editing an existing ID that already has a comment and I use the keyboard to select the name. If I use my mouse to select the username, it seems to work OK.
I run into this all the time on my computer using Firefox. I have stopped using autocomplete for user names for this reason. Once I post the ID only the letters I typed will show, the remaining ones will disappear as it’s posted. It has been that way since I joined iNat several years ago. This only happens when the username is at the end of the text in the text box. If you keep typing something after that then the autocomplete works.