We have the ability to @mention from in-line (Rich Text selection) comments, which is very important for basic workflows, of course. But I also find myself really wanting the ability to #mention/reference Entities from within comments, which does not seem to be possible at all. It of course works in the Comments Field, but not for in-line Rich Text comments.
There are many obvious examples of why this is useful. For the same reasons an entity reference might be used in a comment field, you would want to do it in in-line comments, e.g. making a reference with a comment. Let’s say it is an incoming piece of feedback and we see a suggestion related to another. If we could Reference/#mention in Rich Text comments, we could just select the piece of text in question, make a comment, and link to the entity it relates to, like this:
This seems similar to #existing-entity, however it adds the following interesting idea, which blah blah. Hey @work-colleague, let’s see if we can figure out how to articulate this and incorporate it into the #rfp for next week’s discussion.")
Currently I think we would have to use a Linked Highlight, but this adds no Context. We would then add a Comment to the Referenced entity to add our Context, but A: this disconnects the reference from the comment about why (especially without Add comments inline to Activity Stream, and B: it still requires the @mention in a comment to get the attention of @work-colleage so we can discuss the feedback on the feedback item itself.
Apologies if this is a duplicate request, I couldn’t find another instance.