You can alert a specific user or group that you've made a post. The use of mentions allows your message to stand out in a noisy thread by creating a notification to all mentioned users when you post and by sending emails to users who are not active on the discussions website. You can mention individual users and groups.
Mention another user
- Type @ and the beginning of the user's username.
- Select a name of the list that appears.
- Press Enter or Return to select the user's name.
Usernames are auto-generated and assigned to each user by BloomBoard. Usernames are usually a variation of the user's name, such as john.smith9337 or john8773 and cannot be changed or customized. Your username helps others find and mention you as part of a discussion.
Note: To @mention a group, you need the group’s system-generated name.
- Go to https://collaborate.bloomboard.com/groups
- Scroll or use CMD + f / Ctrl + f to find the group name.
- Click the group.
- Select and copy the group name from the name field that displays
Open the discussion by returning to https://collaborate.bloomboard.com and opening the relevant discussion.
- Click Reply
- Type@ and then paste the group name directly after the @ symbol.
A warning displays to the right indicating the number of recipients for your post. You may continue with your post or if you wish to close the message, click the x in the lower right corner.
- Enter your group message and then click Post.
Email notifications are subject to a 10 minute delay before sending, during which time you may return to the post to make edits. Edits made within the 10 minute window display in the email sent to user(s).
Note: By default users do not receive emails if they are active on the site. Instead, users will receive a notification on their profile picture in the top-right of the page.