Mentions are a convenient way to ensure that your team members are notified when a message is posted that they need to view. When a user is mentioned in Assembla, it will show up in their notifications at the top of the screen, and also in the Mentions section of their homepage. 

To mention a member of your team, type @login_name in a variety of places and that mention will show up in their Mentions box, effectively alerting them to the presence of a post they should look at.

Mentions can be used in tickets and ticket comments, code commits, messages, Wiki comments, Standup reports, and merge requests and merge request comments. 

However, sometimes team members (especially those that are not directly involved in development, such as project managers) do not often log into Assembla. In that case, they may not see their mentions very often. In that case, users should instead use bang! mentions. This is as easy as adding a “!” to the end of the team member’s username (@login_name!). Bang mentions more effectively grab your team members’ attention by also sending an email in addition to the notification within the Assembla web app.

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