How do you "tag" another forum member in a post?

I’ve seen other people do this, but I don’t seem to know how. For example, just typing @ and a screen name doesn’t seem to do it.

Are there instructions somewhere for how the forum itself works?

@RTCool, seems to work for me. What I do is type @ and then a list of users in the thread pops up, then I just select from the list.
If you do type the full name, it should still work, make sure not to leave a space after the @.

The Discourse developers themselves thought that a forum user guide was unnecessary, and that the best way to learn to use Discourse forums was via trial and error.

Everyone who creates a Discourse forum account receives a PM with a list of Tips etc …

The “adminbase” (people who use Discourse to run there own forum sites,) kept asking for a User Guide, so one of them started a community project. It was announced over on the Discourse Meta (likely a GitHub project.)

Discourse also has a "learning bot named @discobot

Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.

Okay, I’ll play the game “metalbrain” …

@discobot display help


I currently know how to do the following things:

@discobot start new user

Starts one of the following interactive narratives: new user, advanced user.

@discobot roll 2d6

:game_die: 3, 6

@discobot quote

:left_speech_bubble: Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you — Princess Diana

@discobot fortune

:crystal_ball: You may rely on it


Just in case any readers are wondering, you can interact privately with discobot from a PM thread, just put (at symbol)discobot as the recipient, and send it a message (as shown above.)


Hmm, maybe that’s the key: only users in the thread? Not just users in the forum? Doesn’t work with a new thread?

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You need to get the name right, then you should be able to get anyone.
Lets see if I can conjure @DaveR when he wakes up.


Yep, I got “in the thread” pop up to work, and that result copies and pastes to a new thread OK.

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Type the @ then start typing the name you want
@d etc etc


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Thanks, @Box, seems to be working for me now. Don’t know why I was struggling with it earlier.

You rang?




You don’t get any notification from tagging yourself :frowning: .


You can talk to yourself on your own time. :smiley:


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