To directly address a user on a page, you can mention that user. A mention is then shown as a specially formatted name. It can be used in combination with a task and date to create a task item for the mentioned user.
What are mentions?
If you mention a user on a page, the user's name is inserted as a mention-item.
To mention a user:
- Select the Mention menu item in the editor toolbar or type
@in visual editing mode.
- Enter a user name. The mention is added to the page.
The user is notified of the mention, because it creates a link to the user's profile page. Users can change their notification settings for mentions in their preference. By default, users get in-wiki notifications, but no e-mail notifications.