You know how you can @mention your friends in twitter? You can do that in Vanilla too.
Just put an @ in front of the person (or people’s) name:
And then their names will be linked to their profile on the resulting comment:
And the user will also receive a notification in their profile that they were mentioned:
If the user has chosen it in their preferences, they will also receive an email notification that they were mentioned. It is a great way to bring people back to your community!