How to Tag Another Member in a Comment on ActiveRain

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On July 28th, ActiveRain released a new feature that allows you to 'tag' another member in a comment. By doing such, that person is then notified, via email, that you are speaking about them when you left your comment.

In order to tag another member in a comment, all you need to do is start by typing the @ sign, and then begin typing their name.

You are able to tag someone if any one of the following criteria are met:

  • You are following them
  • They have commented on the post already
  • They have 'liked' the post
  • They have 'liked' a comment on the post
  • Or they are the author of the post

It will look something like.........

Once you begin to type the other member's name, they will pop up in the little box like you see above. When you see the person you are trying to tag, simply click on their name, at which point their name will become a link, and then continue typing your comment. Now, when you 'post' your comment, that other member will be sent an email notification that you mentioned them. 

What's The Point?

The first place I see this being used is when you respond to someone's comment they left on your blog. People don't always click the little option to be notified of additional comments, because let's face it, some of your blog posts get a TON of comments and the flood of email can drown someone. So now, you can tag the person as you respond to them to let them know you responded. 

Or maybe to get your friends involved in conversations where you think they could really add something to the discussion. If someone was talking about doing mail campaigns, I might tag Barbara Todaro (at some point in the future, expect to see this same functionality when you write a blog post, since I would love to tag Barbara right here) to come share her ridiculously expansive knowledge on the subject. If someone was discussing how to create custom Google maps, I know Craig Daniels could be a big help. Or maybe I wanted a tongue in cheek response to something I thought was totally off the wall, I always know I could call on my friend Greg Nino. 

Whatever your reason for wanting your friends in the Rain to jump in and join the discussion, you can easily get them involved by tagging them in a comment. 

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John DL Arendsen
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Bob Stewart , been doing it since the first time you posted this and it works like a champ. Even noticed a few points being offerred up for doing so. Thanks again.

Aug 21, 2014 12:32 AM #112
Karen Mathers - Vero Beach FL
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

I like this feature!  It makes it very simple to get the attention of the original poster, especially if there are several comments that your response may get lost in.  Great idea in my opinion. 

Aug 21, 2014 01:06 AM #113
Troy Erickson
Diverse Solutions Realty - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

I like the idea of tagging, but we will have to see where this goes, and what it can really be used for in order to benefit everyone.

Aug 23, 2014 12:11 PM #114
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

I've been wondering how people were doing this!

Aug 29, 2014 03:18 AM #115
MarketingSoc 1
MarketingSoc - Scottsdale, AZ

Thank you! Looking forward to trying this out!

Sep 03, 2014 08:47 AM #116
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

OK, cool! Just got an email notification and now I know how they tagged me.


Sep 24, 2014 10:05 AM #117
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Thanks Bob ... now I understand how to do this.  Thank you!

Oct 03, 2014 02:29 AM #118
Erin Newington
(916) 585-3858 - Elk Grove, CA
Elk Grove Realtor

Good to know, just started back with Activerain and my how things have changed! Getting great results so far! Thanks!

Oct 11, 2014 10:35 AM #119
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

 Are we able to tag people in the body of our blog posts?  Or do we just link to their page or profile instead? 

Oct 14, 2014 06:50 AM #120
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador

Kevin Mackessy ,

You are able to tag someone in the body of your blog post, yes. However, you must first be 'following' their blog in order to be able to tag them in the body of a post you write. 

Oct 14, 2014 06:57 AM #121
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

This is a great tool and I will be sure to use it from now on. Thank you!!

Oct 20, 2014 01:45 PM #122
Cliff Keith
Today Sotheby's International Realty - Redwood City, CA
Redwood City Real Estate

ActiveRain University thank you so much for the information. I have been trying to figure this out for about two months or so. No one knew the answer. But now I know how by doing just a little research...

Nov 12, 2014 02:50 PM #123
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

If you have many comments and likes and you want to thanks and answer to each of them, how many times you can tag someone to get those points? Any limit on that? Can you tag someone twice in one blog( different comments)?

Nov 22, 2014 03:46 PM #124
Nikitas Kouimanis, CMPS®
Associated Mortgage Bankers - Ronkonkoma, NY
Call Mr Mortgage @ 516-206-0000!

Thank you for the information, very informative. 

Feb 15, 2015 04:38 AM #125
Michele Milic
Realty ONE Group ~ 702.419.5359 - Las Vegas, NV

OK. I just learned about this. Thanks.

May 24, 2015 05:28 AM #126
Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513

Thank you! I was going to ask this question in Q&A but decided to search for the answer first. 

Jul 07, 2015 08:48 AM #127
Richard Leverette
Nguyen Viet Co.,Ltd - Raiford, FL

This is a great tool and I will be sure to use it from now on. Thank you!!

Aug 19, 2015 02:39 AM #128
Barbara Birinyi
Quitman, TX
TX Real Estate Broker - Horse Property Specialist

Thanks.  I needed an answer on how to do I put the word TAG in the search box and VOILA, I'm here!  So easy.  Great feature.

Jan 13, 2016 07:35 AM #129
Diana L Faulkner
Romanoff Realty - Alamo Heights, TX
Alamo Heights Homes for Sale - Concierge Service

Wow.  The same as Barbara Birinyi .  I needed to learn how to do this AR-style.  Glad for your original post. 

Mar 20, 2016 01:12 PM #130
Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

Thanks!  Now time to give it a try!


Jan 24, 2017 02:21 PM #135
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