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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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: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
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  Student 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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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015   Writer
Unless they have notifications disabled, they should. :)
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:iconserendipity1889:
Serendipity1889 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, thanks :)
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Hey, is there a way to find all previous posts and deviations where you are mentioned? Trying to find some older artists that did work for me but that was before the implementation of the Mention system.
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015   Writer
Hi there! Unfortunately, there's not, but if you do a deviation search with your username, often it will pull deviations where the username appears in the artist's comments. I hope that helps!
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
It does! I was able to find what I was looking for! Thanks!
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:iconakarimarco:
AkariMarco Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Hi, sorry for bothering you. How did you do find the previous mentions? I accidentally deleted the mention message and I can't find it (nor remember the username of who mentioned me ^^;). Thanks!
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Do a search just for the name, in my case "Lionel" found any and all things where that is mentioned. Hope that helps!
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:iconakarimarco:
AkariMarco Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconagataylor:
agataylor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I was wondering this same thing, I've just been mentioned now but I accidentally closed the mention and now I can't find the person's username >.<
Also the search didn't work...
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:iconmiz-jynx:
Miz-Jynx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let's say I want to mention someone like this:

I make a journal mentioning a few people.
I decide to edit the journal.
While editing, I mention new people.

Will the new people get a mention?  Or do people only get mentions when a deviation is first, posted?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   Writer
Hi there! The mentions are only sent when the journal is initially posted, not when edited. :)
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:iconmiz-jynx:
Miz-Jynx Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  Although, maybe that should be a feature.  <:S  
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:iconcouchycreature:
CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconsirenosaurus:
Sirenosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Mine aren't working....
If I mention someone they won't receive it..
Can you help?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015   Writer
Hi there! If you're still running into problems, please file a bug report at the Help Desk! :)
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:iconenderchekhov:
EnderChekhov Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconenderchekhov:
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SolidSnakeMGS3 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2015
:iconsolidsnakemgs3:
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:iconcatlover12348:
catlover12348 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
:iconcatlover12348:
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:iconyomiunderworld:
YomiUnderworld Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyomiunderworld:
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:iconwidyadk:
Widyadk Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student Artist
OrigamialStar101 is my sis 
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