We've just installed a really cool new mod here on the forums which allows you to @ tag members in posts.
@ tagging someone will notify them that they've been mentioned in a thread.
An @ tag works by wrapping [ mention ] tags around a username, which in turn links to that member's profile and it looks like this: @HAWK
You can tag someone several ways:
- Click the Screen Shot 2011-12-21 at 5.42.30 PM.png button in your GUI
- Type an @ followed by their username (as you would in Twitter)
- Use the Tag User(s) field above the Reply To Thread button
A tagged user will be notified via their Notifications indicator (top right of the screen) or via the new Thread Tags tab under your Profile.
So... if you need to ask a question or get the attention of someone specific, make sure you @ tag them.