This template can be used to mention users on talk pages, in order to ensure the user that is being responded to gets a notification of your response. It can be added using to insert a link to their userpage.
The edit that adds this template must meet the following requirement for notifications to work:
- The edit must add new lines of text, not just edit existing lines.
- The edit must be signed by adding
~~~~to the end of the message.
- The edit must either be entirely within an existing sections (it cannot have new section headers in the middle) or start a new section (starts with a new section header).
- Only sections of level 2 and above count
Note that the "@" symbol is for cosmetic purposes in this template.
The template does not work for pinging unregistered users; replies should be placed on their talk page instead.