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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.)
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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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inazumagalaxy Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
hello thanks this helps
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inazumagalaxy Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
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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  Student General Artist
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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