I just realized that at some point, I stopped bolding users’ names when referencing them in my posts. I don’t object to it or anything, and I’m willing to start doing it again. So I’m curious. The custom is clearly to do so, but in not doing so, am I actually being rude?
A connected question for me is: How much harder does it make it for you to read and follow a thread if user names are not consistently bolded? Are you likely to miss posts directed at you without this (assuming you are in ‘conversation’ with another poster already)? Do you find it makes following the conversation simpler?