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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
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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:icon1337wolfb0i:
1337wolfb0i Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
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:icon1337wolfb0i:
1337wolfb0i Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
THERE WE GO! :D
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:icon1337wolfb0i:
1337wolfb0i Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
:1337wolfb0i:
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:icon1337wolfb0i:
1337wolfb0i Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
:iconusername:1337wolfb0i:
What am I missing?
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:iconaskpariss:
AskPariss Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
Hey, I noticed it no longer notifies me when people mention me, does anyone know how I can fix this?

It's happened a lot of times now and I feel bad because it seems like I'm ignoring the person, when they draw or tag me in things :c
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:iconxx-night-waker-xx:
xx-Night-Waker-xx Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Lemme try this: xx-Night-Waker-xx

                   

:O

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:iconbatcat20:
BatCat20 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
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:iconsnowmanex711:
SnowmanEX711 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsnowmanex711:
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:iconknittingthings:
KnittingThings Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconknittingthings:
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:iconchopelina:
Chopelina Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconcoleslawproductions:
ColeslawProductions Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumb403346447:
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:iconthegeekyguy:
TheGeekyGuy Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2014  New member
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:iconpicnicel:
Picnicel Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2014
:iconpicnicel:
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:iconakramaidit:
akramaidit Featured By Owner Edited Dec 18, 2014  New member
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:iconpicnicel:
Picnicel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
:iconpeashooter2129:
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:iconpsponyartist:
PSponyartist Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconinazumagalaxy:
inazumagalaxy Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
hello thanks this helps
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:iconinazumagalaxy:
inazumagalaxy Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconinazumagalaxy:
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:iconearth-pony:
Earth-Pony Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mentions notifications are not sent for items located in private areas, such as in Sta.sh or the Admin Areas of Groups.

Wow, it seems like it's so rare to get the *exact* answer for your question.  Whenever I have a DeviantArt-related question, I go in expecting to stumble around in random journals for 30 minutes looking for something that resembles a straight answer haha :XD:  
Thank you for making this experience so much better! :D
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:iconthe-fiery-lynx:
The-Fiery-Lynx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Can I do anything for not sending a notification to a deviant? What if I want to post a link but not to let the deviant know about a deviation? Another stupid question: does posting link when EDITING a deviation help?
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:iconsdonic:
Sdonic Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for this ^_^
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:iconlilith-the-5th:
Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have a question! :O Assuming I've mentioned someone in my journal, but they don't watch me, do they receive the notification every time I update the journal? >_>
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:iconidjpanda:
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
It won't notify them with updates. :')
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:iconlilith-the-5th:
Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for letting me know! :D I think I will make an update on a new journal to send them the new mentions:meow:
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:iconshadowdash389:
ShadowDash389 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks bro!
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:icontsuki-taiyo:
Tsuki-Taiyo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did write a journal and mentioned lots of deviants (per :dev username: ), but nobody did get a mention.
I tried it mutiple times, but it never works. Is there a limit of mentions, or is it a bug?
Please help me. :(
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:iconidjpanda:
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
There is a limit to how many people you can mention but they haven't specified how many. 
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:icontsuki-taiyo:
Tsuki-Taiyo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, okay, thank you!!
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:iconstettafire:
Stettafire Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when trying to use :thumb462452388: it dosn't seem to work properly, any ideas anyone?
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:icon04startyonlinebc88:
04StartyOnlineBC88 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  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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:iconidjpanda:
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
You could browse your name in dA search but odds are it won't be there.
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:iconcannith-aerosmith:
Cannith-Aerosmith Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Yea, okay. Thank ya! :D
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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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:icontigles1artistry:
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:.... Hi there...
I have of late noticed that somehow the Art Mentions is not always including
my works when they are displayed in somebody's journal....
I came to this conclusion because, had I not received a private note
telling me that I had been featured, I would not have known about it..

Today, this happened again and so I thought I would contact you to
find out if there is a "problem" somewhere or if anybody else had this problem...

The feature in question is this one

Feature - Some beautiful worksHi friends,Hope u all doing good...my prayers and love always to u guys :heart:
i cant able to make feature often due to my health and  this days im suffering so much pain,its really irritating sometimes bcos i cant even able to sit 5 to 10 min and can't able to concentrate on my artworks..its really sad that i cant make it..i feel helpless sometimes.
I see so many amazing works here i faved some and commented some..but i cant able comment all..truly sorry :( .
Some of my beautiful works here .....


The Night Mother by artorifreedomMoonlight by maiarcita
Creating Heaven On Earth by areemus


Does it make a difference when you do not watch and are not watched by the person
who features you???? I did not think so ...lol....
Thanks for your help and have a nice week end...:hug:
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Writer
Hi there! You'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk about that. :)
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:icontigles1artistry:
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot....;-) 
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:iconnitrogoblin:
NitroGoblin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Digital Artist
How do you find mentions you accidently deleted by mistake?
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:iconbig-egg-roll:
Big-Egg-Roll Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Exact same question I have.
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:icongracefuljewel:
GracefulJewel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! This helped a lot!

~Jade
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:iconscarynoodle:
scarynoodle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got a question:
If I upload something to my stash and I mention someone in the description of the picture will this person get notified? :? (Confused) 
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014   Writer
Sta.sh is a private area, so no notifications are sent from there. However, if you include that username in your description and then publish it to deviantART, they will be mentioned then. :)
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