Get mentioned with @mentions
Your Assembla top bar now shows a feature that we call @mentions. When we started testing it last week, everyone on the Assembla team wanted to get mentioned. Try it with your team.
@mentions will notify you when someone asks for your attention by typing @your_login_name in a posting or commit message. A lot happens with Assembla streams when you are a member of many spaces or just a large space with much activity. @mentions is a way to simplify this conversation by calling your teammate's attention to specific events. Here's how it works:
If you type @LOGIN in a ticket, message, wiki, standup, commit comment or merge request
the system will display a note to your team member letting them know that they were just mentioned.
You may have noticed the little red or gray box to the left of your login panel. This shows the number of your mentions. When you click on this red box, your mentions will pop-up.
Here you can click on any mention to open the document with the mention or click on View all my mentions to see a list.
Use @mention to ask for a comment on a ticket, or ask for a review of a code commit or merge request. It's a quick message like an SMS.
You will need to know the login name of the user. Find it on the Team page. We added a new column for "Login name".
Write @login in:
- Tickets and ticket comments
- Code commits
- Wiki comments
- Standup reports
- Merge requests and merge request comments
In a future release, we will make it easier to write @mentions by implementing a drop-down selection of users in the space when you start to type common names a text box, for instance @michael would pull down a list of all the users that have Michael as their first name.
We thank developer Andrés Aguilar for this implementation.