@Mention People, Places and Content

Document created by maprcommunity Employee on Feb 14, 2016
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The @mention functionality allows you to link to a person, place or piece of content in the community. 

  • When you @mention a person, the user is sent a social interaction notification in their Inbox. Depending on their preferences they will also get an email about this interaction.
  • When @mentioning a place it will be noted in the place’s activity stream.


Type @ to begin your reference

Whether you're posting a status update, asking a question, posting a comment or creating a document in the community, simply type the '@' symbol and start typing a person’s name or the title of a place or piece of content you want to bring visibility to. A search dialog will opens and suggestions will be listed.


Use an underscore “_” as a space to search for names or titles with multiple words

Use an underscore “_” as a space to search for names or titles with multiple words. For example @David_R would match the users with the first name David whose last names begin with “R.” Your picker will include documents, discussions, and places, as well as people. Keep typing to narrow the choices further.


Select the correct match from the list

The new link shows up in your content.


TIP: You can also paste a community URL for a particular question, document or other piece of content and the URL will convert to the title of the question, discussion, or document.