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According to this help page, you can get someone's attention by starting a message with @. But I don't see what it does. What I want is similar to IRC - normal messages don't make a sound effect, but messages with someone's name do. Is that possible with Campfire?

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There's John Wood's Campfire plugin, which can do what you wish:

http://johnpwood.net/2011/03/26/custom-audio-notifications-in-campfire/

You can also play sounds on demand in Campfire by typing "/play bueller" or another one of the sounds listed here:

https://github.com/37signals/campfire-api/blob/master/sections/messages.md

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I wanted to only alert one person though, not the whole room. –  mahemoff Jan 8 '13 at 12:04
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