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DeviantART is a massive community, with 1.5 million comments contributing to inspirational and stimulating conversations each day. With the sheer amount of interaction taking place at any given time, we want to ensure you can make the most of your conversations, drawing friends in and bringing people together.


Mentions: Connecting People


Mentions are a new, highly requested feature that makes engaging friends and artists in conversation more dynamic than ever before.



What is a Mention?


A Mention is when a deviant’s username, icon, or artwork is included in a comment or Journal. Mentions create links to the deviants or artwork you include, allowing you to highlight artists and engage deviants with ease.

Links to pages on deviantART can quickly be distinguished by their bold, dark-blue color, while external links are darker and have an arrow indicating you are leaving deviantART.

Deviants you mention are notified in the new Mentions section of the Message Center, making engaging and involving others in conversation a simple, hassle-free experience.



How to Mention


There are four ways to mention a deviant.

Code
Example
Displays as
@username
@spyed
:devusername:
:devspyed:
:iconusername:
:iconspyed:
:iconspyed:
:thumbdeviation id:

(Found on the deviation page.)
:thumb68729629:



Using Mentions Effectively


Mentions can be used to quickly and easily feature artists or help organize events:
  • When submitting artwork in which you’ve used resources to create, you can credit the resource provider in your Artist’s Comments. The deviant will be notified once the artwork is submitted to deviantART.
  • When in the middle of a conversation, you can bring people into a discussion, or reference comments made by another deviant in the midst of that discussion, to get that deviant's perspective as well.
  • When featuring artwork, the featured artists will be notified right when your feature is posted.

Important Notes


  • Mentions notifications are not sent for items located in private areas, such as in Sta.sh or the Admin Areas of Groups.
  • Mentions notifications can be enabled or disabled from the Settings page.
  • Mentions notifications can be disabled for individual deviations. To do so, click the arrow button that appears on the top right corner of a Mentions notification for the deviation you want disabled. From there, select "Ignore future mentions of...", and Mentions will be disabled for that deviation.

Try it now! Share a few kind words about your favorite deviants in the comments below, using @username to mention them!



We're proud to announce the launch of Mentions, a new, highly requested feature that notifies you when your username or deviations are featured by other deviants! Additionally, you can now link to deviants using the @ symbol!
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:iconpastelkoii:
PastelKoii Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
:iconpastelkoii:
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:iconsonicboom4560:
sonicboom4560 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsonicboom4560:
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:icondillydop:
DillyDop Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
:icondillydop:
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:icondillydop:
DillyDop Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
cool ^^
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:icondillydop:
DillyDop Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
:thumb611231515:
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:icondillydop:
DillyDop Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
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:icondillydop:
DillyDop Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
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:iconxn3bula:
xN3bUlA Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Student Artist
:icongetsomepls:
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:iconhimura-hashimoto:
Himura-Hashimoto Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconhimura-hashimoto:
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:iconmihaisandu:
MihaiSandu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quick question here, if I use <da:deviation id="number" width="300"> where the number is that row of digits after :thumb, do deviants still receive mentions?
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:iconacenbeaky:
ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
Hey, if I accidentally deleted a mention, is there a way I can get it back?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016   Writer
To the best of my knowledge, there is not.
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:iconrjdetonador97:
RJDETONADOR97 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumb608396993:
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:iconbluemoans:
bluemoans Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Student Interface Designer
thank you!
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:icons38074:
S38074 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
I don't know whether it's just me, but when I click the arrow button, there's just a skinny small square and nothing else.
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016   Writer
Hi there! I'm afraid I don't work here anymore, if you're encountering site problems you'll want to contact the Help Desk in the future!
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:iconfreedomthewolfie:
FreedomTheWolfie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how can i make a denvantion get bigger? cuse mine is rly small
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016   Writer
Hi there! I'm afraid I don't work here anymore, you'll want to go to hq or the Help Desk if you still need assistance! :)
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:iconwonder-delta:
Wonder-Delta Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
I can mention users, but I can't mention Deviations like some of my friends do. :(
I start to think that Deviations mentioning is for Core members...
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016   Writer
Hi there! I'm afraid I don't work here anymore, you'll want to go to hq or the Help Desk in the future. :)
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:iconwonder-delta:
Wonder-Delta Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
Well, there is.

"Thanks for your inquiry. The ability to use thumb codes outside of your personal journal is a Core membership feature only. You won't be able to do so with a free account."

Become Core for More...
Emote- Epic fail - new version 
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:iconxennydiemes:
XennyDiemes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Professional Writer
Does this work for everyone or just those who have core memberships? I got a friend who said it's not working for him when he tried it and he's a free user.
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015   Writer
Should work for everyone, but you can't mention yourself. Try mentioning your friend in a comment and see if it tags him. :)
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:iconanexravensong:
AnexRavensong Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
I'm trying to mention and/or link to someone and it isn't working. Is this enabled on art captions? Could it be because the user has a symbol in their name?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015   Writer
Hi there! I'm afraid I don't work here anymore, you'll want to contact the Help Desk. :)
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:iconanexravensong:
AnexRavensong Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
I finally got it to work :)
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:iconkuzooma:
Kuzooma Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just found this out today I think it has to be one of the best ideas I seen on DA. 
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:iconpurplefloof:
PurpleFloof Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If I ignore mentions, how do I enable them again?
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:iconnexusthedarklord:
NexusTheDarklord Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe it's in General settings
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:iconruethefox:
RuetheFox Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if you report someone, will they know they got reported and who did it?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015   Writer
If you've reported them via the Report Deviation tool or by filing a ticket at the Help Desk, they are not notified, no.
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:iconshadow-guardian0:
Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Do groups get mentioned?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015   Writer
Nope, just individuals. :)
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:iconzeepaarden:
zeepaarden Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get a message that i'm mentioned, is there an aption for that?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015   Writer
The only reason you wouldn't receive a notice that you've been mentioned is if you have mentions disabled on your Settings page. If you don't have them disabled and you aren't receiving mentions, then you'll want to contact the Help Desk. :)
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:iconzeepaarden:
zeepaarden Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I'll look.
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:iconerusane:
erusane Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
waaaaa thank you so much! It's very helpfull Love 
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:iconw0lfs0ul:
W0lfS0ul Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
How come when I tried to 'thumb' something in the description of a deviation it doesn't work ?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015   Writer
I'm 99% sure that thumbnails in descriptions are a Core Member feature, but you may want to check in with the Help Desk, just in case. :)
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:iconw0lfs0ul:
W0lfS0ul Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Thanks^^
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:iconcutefluffycat:
CuteFluffyCat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINALLY! I WAS WAITING FOR THIS! >~O
Now I can finally disable the Mentions for my Emojis.
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:iconiorgudesign:
iorguDesign Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How can I re-enable mentions notifications for individual deviations?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015   Writer
Hi there! To the best of my knowledge there is no way to do that currently, but you can try disabling and re-enabling all mentions from the General Settings page, and seeing if that works? If not, you can file a ticket at the Help Desk. :)
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:iconiorgudesign:
iorguDesign Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your reply. I tried disabling and re-enabling all mentions, but that didn't work. Now I've contacted the Help Desk. Thank you for your help. :)
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:iconmasterfireheart:
Masterfireheart Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
long shot question but how did that turn out for you? I feel like doing the same soon but I want to know if there really is a way to someday re-enable them :)
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:iconiorgudesign:
iorguDesign Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The Help Desk said that there is no way currently but in the future there might be.
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:iconmasterfireheart:
Masterfireheart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah ok :) 
thanks for responding
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:iconiorgudesign:
iorguDesign Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconrjdetonador97:
RJDETONADOR97 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconrjdetonador97:
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:iconserendipity1889:
Serendipity1889 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
If you mention someone and they don't watch you or you don't watch them. Do they still get notified?
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