When I installed it and used it, I got "@username" in red text...in the post itself.
I was happy with that because that is more or less what a function like this does in other forums.
When it sent an email notification to the user mentioned, it said:
I was happy about that as well because again this is the way a mention function is supposed to work.
When my user clicked on the link and got a 404 he was not happy.
And I was not happy because this is not
the way a mention function is supposed to work.
Which is worse "making an elephant out of mosquito" or making a mosquito out of an elephant?
And hope you don't get trampled.