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In Wikipedia talk pages discussions, I see people often mention each other.
Mentioned people receive a notification.

How to mention people?

For instance let's say I want to mention the user called Joe.
Solutions that work on all Mediawiki sites preferred.

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You can use the Wikimedia "pipe trick" to keep from having to repeat the username:

[[User:Username|]]

turns into

 [[User:Username|Username]]

Wikipedia1 has some templates that are set up for this. You could just use the User link template

{{u|Username}}

To be more "Twitter-like", there's the ping template (aka "Reply to")

This template is particularly helpful in discussions that are not threaded, to indicate which user's comment is referenced.

{{ping|Username}}

results in

@[[User:Username|Username]]

More information at Wikipedia:Notifications


1 English Wikipedia. Other language versions likely have different templates (if they have any).

  • The last link says: "Note that the post containing a link to a user page must be signed; if the edit does not add a new signature to the page, no notification will be sent." And to sign you add four tildes like this: ~~~~ – Ainali Jul 14 '15 at 14:00
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    On English Wikipedia, you mean :) – Tgr Jul 15 '15 at 19:58
  • @tgr: You're right. I've updated my answer to specify. – ale Jul 15 '15 at 22:15
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Write this in wikicode:

[[User:Joe|Joe]]

Example:

I agree with [[User:Joe|Joe]] above except the part about spiders.

Result:

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If anyone knows an easier solution (especially one where I would not have to type the user name twice), I would love to hear about it.

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