When typing a reply in a thread, you can tag a member. If you hover over the members name in their mini profile, you will see a member name with an @ symbol. If you type that, it will tag the member and notify them they have been tagged in a post.
I won't say exactly how long it took me to figure out how to "cut and paste", but I'm making up for lost time now!
Looks like it's just adding the "@" to a member's name.
When you mention someone in a post, it's for drawing their attention to a post. It alerts them.
just as you get notifications that someone liked your post, when someone tags you it should give you a notification "p120d16y mentioned you in a post" if I were to say "Hey jitterbugdude , I finally bought that tobacco we were talking about." For example.
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2017 8:49:06 GMT -5 by p120d16y
It is all dependent on their notification settings as well, but yes, it's to draw attention to a post.
"People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."