Mentions allow users to tag other Switchboarders in posts and comments. This creates a link to the mentioned user’s profile and alerts them to the fact that they’ve been mentioned.
To mention someone, type the @ symbol and then the name of the person you're trying to mention. If you don't see them right away, try typing in their last name instead.
Mentions are a great way to alert a friend to a relevant post or send an asker to someone for help. Or if you’re posting an ask or offer with another Switchboarder, you can include them in your post. They are also a great way to thank some directly when you're logging a success.