Mentions are a way to get a specific user’s attention. Instead of private messaging a user and directing them to a thread or post, you can mention the person’s username in your post.
To mention a user:
- Type the @ key in the post.
- Without adding a space, type the first letters of the person’s username.
- The forum will display active topic participants in an auto-complete list.
- Another option is to type the @ key and enter the full username without using auto-completion.
The user receives a notification that someone mentioned them, and they are directed to the post.
Abusing the mention option to harass another user is against the MongoDB Community code of conduct.