Shout Out to People, Places, and Things

Using @mention, you can alert people, places, and groups that you're talking about them.

When you create, or comment on, content in your community, you have the ability to @mention a person, place, or piece of content. You might say, "Trivia Night was a success for Team Chaos! @Trivia_Night_Group" or "@Joey_Ramone and @ Johnny_Ramone, please check out my question @Why is the Submit form not working today?

When someone is @mentioned in a piece of content, a notification of the activity flows into their Inbox. Members and followers of groups you mention will be notified in their Following stream and in any other streams that are following that group.

  1. Type the "@" symbol (or click @ Mention if you are using the content editor).
    A search dialog opens and suggests possible matches. Scroll through the list of people, places, and content. To narrow matches, use an underscore (_) as a space. For example, @Mike_D would match the Mikes whose last name begins with "D."
  2. Select the correct match from the list.
    A link to the person or place that you chose will show up in your content. When you publish your content, the people and places that were @mentioned will be notified.