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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.

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Example
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@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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:icon04startyonlinebc88:
04StartyOnlineBC88 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Wow, i didn't new that, but then yes.
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:icontsuki-taiyo:
Tsuki-Taiyo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a limit of mentions? Because I wrote a journal, and nobody seems to get a mention... :/
I mentioned many people...
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:iconcannith-aerosmith:
Cannith-Aerosmith Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I accidentally deleted a journal entry in my notification when I was mentioned in it before being able to check it. Is there some way to find it?
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:iconilneofita:
ilNeofita Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have to Thank aleexdee for the fantastic watermark that he made for me,the huge support faving my work and illusion1230 as the first watcher. And obviously thank you wreckling for this journal :)
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:iconaleexdee:
aleexdee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you my friend for mention me :) 
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:iconilneofita:
ilNeofita Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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:iconartoftreasure99:
ArtofTreasure99 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, for a person as unknown as me, I wish I got a bit more mentions... :(
 ArtofTreasure99
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:iconflussstreif:
Flussstreif Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any way to see where i was mentioned?
 'cause i mistakly deleted one mention and now I can't find the picutre :(
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:iconfotomademoiselle:
fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am having the same issue! Did you ever figure it out? I always like to put a link to the mention on my artwork, so people can see all where I was featured. But I can't find it. :(
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:iconflussstreif:
Flussstreif Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
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