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Usage[edit]

This template takes advantage of the new user mention notification to ping the user(s) you are replying to in a discussion (so you don't have to use the {{talkback}} template). It works on any talk page or Wikipedia namespace page.

This template is particularly helpful in discussions that are not threaded, to indicate which user's comment is referenced. If you feel that this template unnecessarily personalizes the discussion, you may still use the {{talkback}} template on the user's talk page to indicate that you have replied to a comment.

Note that it isn't necessary to use this template to ping (indicate) the user if you are already linking to their username from your post.

Single recipient[edit]

To use it, just add something like the following to an existing discussion:

{{reply to|User1}} Message text. ~~~~

For example, ":{{reply to|Jimbo Wales}} Message text." displays as:

@Jimbo Wales: Message text.

The comment must be signed and belong to a section in order for the notification to work.

Multiple recipients[edit]

You can reply to up to 5 people at once:

{{reply to|User1|UserII|UserC}} Message text. ~~~~

Change punctuation[edit]

By default, a colon is appended to the list of users. To change this, pass the p parameter. For example: {{reply to|User1|p=—}} "@User1—", and to get rid of the punctuation all together, give no value for p: {{reply to|User1|p=}} "@User1".

Aliases[edit]

Related templates[edit]

  • {{user link}} – To just link to a single user's page (without the @ sign and colon), use this template.
  • {{noping}}
  • {{FlowMention}}

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Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
11Username1

Username of the first user to ping

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringrequired
22Username2

Username of the second person to ping

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
33Username3

Username of the third person to ping

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Unknownoptional
44Username4

Username of the fourth person to ping

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
55Username5

Username of the fifth person to ping

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Unknownoptional
Pppunctuation

Punctuation to append after the usernames. Leave it empty for no punctuation

Default
:
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional