# How to Hard Mention Users on Brilliant

All you have to do is:

Place the ‘@‘ symbol before the person you are mentioning, then repeat the name with correct capitalisation in the right places. They will get a notification (if on desktop) and will come to wherever you mentioned them (if they want to).

Example: @Blank McBlank Blank McBlank

When you post the comment, it should look more or less like this:

@Blank McBlank Blank McBlank

I have had a lot of difficulties, so I simplified it for anybody who wants to know how to mention a user. If you wanted to know, replace the ‘Blank McBlank’ with the person who you’re mentioning.

If you read the comments, that is Jason Gomez teaching me how to mention others. If parts of the conversation are missing, it’s probably in the other note which we were switching the mentioning from (solution to Jason’s note to this note) Then Percy Jackson got involved. If you want to get confused, by all means read it. If you don’t, don’t.

~Sarah Alam

Note by Sarah Alam
5 months, 1 week ago

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@Jason Gomez Jason Gomez

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Did it work?

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I see, you have tried mentioning me here but it didn’t work

- 5 months, 1 week ago

It will only work if it turns blue

- 5 months, 1 week ago

@Jason Gomez mention[4821179:Jason Gomez]

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Yup I have been mentioned, but it’s because I participated in this convo

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Now try putting @ mention[4821179:Jason Gomez] somewhere else without the space between @ and the mention

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Where?

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Maybe in some problem you have done and can write a solution for

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Finally...

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Ah yes

- 5 months, 1 week ago

@Jason Gomez Jason Gomez, Do the exact same thing in my post and you will that the first will turn blue (if u click the first name which from the suggestions) and the second will turn into my mention id

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Okay, I think I have mentioning people down. Although it took me like twenty tries.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I’m deleting this note now. It looks plain abnormal.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

It’s not required

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Other people might see and benefit

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I’ll make it more clear then.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Okay, make it something like An example of how to Hard mention someone

- 5 months, 1 week ago

So I’ve changed the title from ‘Temporary Note’ and my plead for help to ‘How to Mention Users on Brilliant’ - a simple guide to mentioning.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

@Jason Gomez mention[4821179:Jason Gomez] did I mention you yet?

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Yeah you have mentioned me here

- 5 months, 1 week ago

If it turns blue you are mentioning someone or it’s a link(normally)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

🎵Celebrate good times, Come on!🎵 I did it Hallelujah (I don’t even know what that means)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

- 5 months, 1 week ago

$🥳🥳🥳🥳$

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Lol celebrate all you want here, no one other than me is gonna get those 78 notifs so no prob

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Dude, now I see where the 78 came from and why you blamed Sarah for them lmao

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Lol

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I should probably delete that so she doesn't see, but I really wanna see her reaction so I'll not delete lol

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Haha, very funny. If you must know, it wasn’t just me who gave Jason Gomez so many notifications. Although I’d like to think that I was responsible for all of those. Thanks to me, Jason might have made a new record: Most comments read in two minutes. Also Percy Jackson, now you will get notifications too, one for how many times I comment/reply on this note and for other comments. Who’s got 78 notifications now?

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Oof, I think you don’t know how unsubscribe works, Percy knows that well sadly

- 5 months, 1 week ago

- 5 months, 1 week ago

U can give him over hundred notifs over here now, because he hasn’t unsubscribed yet, I may not be able of help to you because I have to prepare for an exam tomorrow

- 5 months, 1 week ago

@Sarah Alam, @Jason Gomez C'mon guys, I ain't that stupid, I unsubscribed already before leaving. Only the mentions made it to my notifications, so like 10-11 notifs :)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Hey Percy I ain’t that stupid, but I know that we haven’t mentioned you 10-11 times lol, u didn’t unsubscribe ik( just came to check how much Sarah had progressed, note to Sarah, this guy you see here has spammed a lot previously [even to Brilliant Mathematics] so you don’t need to feel bad spamming him, and no worries if you spam me, don’t spam today as he already knows, surprises are always better)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I did, in fact, unsubscribe from this note. I got notifications from the 'Book Choices' dc since I have made a solution and commented there. There were 2 messages from Nico also. btw I just noticed, if Frank and Hazel were here, then we'd be like a Praetors club lol

- 5 months, 1 week ago

It’s such a tragedy you become a praetor(Note to Sarah, he has improved his standards and started rickrolling too)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

lol (that is literally all I can think of saying to you rn)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

It worked, didn’t it?

- 5 months, 1 week ago

And btw the tragedy of you being praetor, is because, you are greek

- 5 months, 1 week ago

You were only a praetor for, like a week. Then you were kind of replaced by Jason.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

- 5 months, 1 week ago

it's obvious by her profile pic dude, and also, it is not tragic being a greek praetor. It is tragic to be replaced by a greek so soon by your legion. It is tragic to know your fellow praetor replaced you with the greek too. It is tragic to know that the greek never forgot about annabeth, but you forgot reyna so easily. I guess that's one point for me Jase :)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

And I add one more nickname to me never ending list of nicknames , and also I haven’t seen the movies so I have no clue how they look, only read the books

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Here's a pro tip : Don't watch the movies, actually, try to get Hera to remove your memory of PJO movies ever existing. The movies suck more than a black hole doesn't even cover a tenth of it...yep, they're that bad...

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Never seen one :), I just realised I did read the fourth book of Trials Of Apollo and completely forgot it

- 5 months, 1 week ago

lol

Reyna isn’t in the movies. And I refuse to acknowledge those horrible movies. Watched one, didn’t want to ruin my life by watching the other. Take my advice. DON’T WATCH THEM.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

They also put descriptions of the characters in the books (Annabeth obviously has blond hair, not that the movies bothered to get that right) so you could piece together what they look like. Personally, I don’t really like the official illustrations of Percy Jackson characters, I like viria’s from tumblr more.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Oh, I love Viria's PJO art!!! The official art just straight out sucks, but viria's art is amazing. It is so good that they made it official on the Percy Jackson Fandom website lol

Now they have common sense. Also did you know that in a few years, there will be a Percy Jackson live action series on Disney Plus?

- 5 months ago

Yeah, I know, I saw Rick's website post. There is a Kane Chronicles Netflix series/movie coming out too Hope they're better thatn the movies...

The movies are so bad, I could direct a better version. If the series turns out horrible like the movies, do you want to audition for Percy Jackson?

- 5 months ago

That was a joke, I couldn’t direct a film.

- 5 months ago

lolI think an animation series for the PJO tv series would be better, honestly.

And if Viria drew them. That would make it better.

- 5 months ago

Yep :)

I wasn't replaced, I gave up my position for him. That's humility, not replacement :)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Sorry, but I’ve read a lot of other books and right now I’ve started to mix up different universes. I should have known. Apologies if you were offended.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Ok, which books have you read?

I can’t think of ONE HUNDRED things to say. I can think of twenty, though.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

No worries try your best, he will anyway only come tomorrow, so you have quite a lot of time

- 5 months, 1 week ago

So right now, I’m in lockdown and meant to be studying, not on Brilliant.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Hmm.. ok, same here

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I did manage to finish two online lessons. Only two. I should have done like, five. I’m the type of person who never studies but excels in tests and assessments. Too bad I can’t be bothered to do homework. Curse whoever invented it. ‘If home is for working, then school should be for sleeping’ ~ I can’t remember who quoted this

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Don’t worry most of the people you meet here will mostly be like that(me included, with history,Hindi excluded, I almost never “studied” for school)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

You live in India, right? I’m part Indian and my parents speak Hindi.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Yeah

- 5 months, 1 week ago

You are a Bengali, so some part of you must be from India

- 5 months, 1 week ago

This is in your about, don’t think I hacked and found out or something like that

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I know, I put it there, I’m not worried. Actually, I’m always worried, but not about this.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. ~ Murphy’s Law

- 5 months, 1 week ago

It just went wrong

- 5 months, 1 week ago

What went wrong?

- 5 months, 1 week ago

What you did

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Right, sorry. I spoiled the ‘surprise’ for everyone.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Ok,what are you worried about(i worry sometimes about knowing I will die the moment before I do)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I’m worried that I’m going to fail life based on one little mistake. I could fall down the stairs and break my leg and fall on someone else and kill them and go to prison for the rest of my life for manslaughter (or womanslaughter) I’ll then die surrounded by prisoners in jail.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Uhmm, first there is something like juvenile jail, second you don’t go into life imprisonment for killing someone by mistake (it’s only a name, in India life imprisonment last for 13 years, and so there are double life imprisonments also given), third if you break your leg, it will heal back, little weaker but within two years, there will be no difference at all

- 5 months, 1 week ago

And if I fall onto TWO people?! And I also die myself and some homicidal maniac hides my body and I don’t get a funeral and my last words were ‘The clock is one hour fast’? My after-life would be ruined.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Just learn practical probability, the probability you die is zero, calculate yourself and see

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I assume you are not 23 years old and still in “school”

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I am still in school and I have yet to talk to brilliant about changing my age.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

You don’t need to change your age, it’s not necessary

- 5 months, 1 week ago

You have nothing to worry about in otherwords, if it comes you will have to face it,( I can’t face mine, because after that …)

- 5 months, 1 week ago

I am leaving for now, hope to see that three digit number when I come back( btw if u mention him he will get notified an extra time )

- 5 months, 1 week ago

@Percy Jackson mention[10420647:Percy Jackson] here’s his mention id do as you please

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Why thank you Jason, @Percy Jackson mention[10420647:Percy Jackson] will be notified twice as much. Sadly, you probably will too.

- 5 months, 1 week ago

Just try out the stuff here

- 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Only I can see them, and Percy anyways unsubscribed so it’s a better place to practice what you are trying

- 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Are you talking about me or someone else?

- 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Your note means ofc to you

- 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh, right. I didn’t even notice this was my note. $\Huge{ \text{🔵🔵🔵 = 🔺🔺 }}$

Did it work?

- 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes it worked!

- 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Hey guys...been a while. I don't know if you're even active anymore, or if you even remember me, because I haven't kept up for almost two months. I was just really busy and didn't have time for Brilliant. Firstly though, I'd like to apologize about the Mathathon, to you @Jason Gomez , because I left before it finished which I guess would've been a burden on you as you'd be the only active judge, and to you @Sarah Alam because you were a participant who was probably waiting for the results, but never got them. I'm really sorry. I let you down. I will give scores to all the solutions and finish the leader board as soon as possible, like within one or two weeks. I will probably still be a inactive, but I'll try to drop by every week or so. So...uh...yeah, that's about it. Hope you guys aren't too mad or something. I'll be awaiting your reply.

- 2 months, 1 week ago

Actually I too had become inactive for a month or so, and came back to find that Tanya aka Agent T had settled everyone down, if you want you can complete the leaderboard (it does get boring correcting essentially similar answers) or you can leave it, both are fine, I think @Sarah Alam is inactive now.

- 2 months ago

I guess completing the leaderboard now would be useless. At least half the members have gone offline. Is num IC inactive as well? btw I saw your rickroll comment where every single line of the lyrics was a link. All of them led to 'Rickroll blocked' lol

Well you read the comment so that is a rickroll in itself, your friend couldn’t block that ha, I was planning to put a different link for each one but got bored after doing just three

- 2 months ago

Lol technically, a rickroll is when the never gonna give you up video shows up unexpectedly, so not actually a rickroll

A slight rickroll, we can accept that right? It was unexpected, kinda

- 2 months ago

Alright. 0.9 points for that. I lost track of the score, but I think you win. Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉

I think num ic is inactive as well, haven’t seen him posting in daily problems since start of may

- 2 months ago

Ok. Siddharth is still active, he posted yesterday I think, but Sarah, Num Ic and NSCS are all offline.

I am no longer offline! I’m back, I guess.

I’m now learning how to hack phones, iPads and devices in general. The real difficulty is learning to find out this stuff without my parents discovering it.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I mean, they monitor my iPad and phone. So how do I do stuff without them knowing that they aren’t in control anymore?

Okay, edit:

I have now realised that if your parents are overly strict, you are either really obedient, or really rebellious. I think I have been lying to myself. I thought I was the good child. I’m the bad one. Is there a ‘refuse’ choice on becoming the bad kid? This is the first step to becoming an evil villain.

This is the stuff bad kids do. I’m such a terrible person.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

That's not true. You can balance work and play if you get everything timed efficiently. I play 2 hours of video games everyday, code for 1 hour, and study the rest, except for eating and 30 mins of reading. I have fun, and I get my work done. You have to focus on what you're doing, when you're doing it. Thinking about math while playing video games won't let you enjoy them, and thinking about video games while studying won't get your studies done. Reading helps with focus, especially reading inspirational and life-lesson kinda books. Do that, and you'll be the smart, good kid who also has fun.

I don't know if you're joking or not. It'd be very embarrassing for me if you were joking and a gave a lot of life advice like an old man lol

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I’m not joking. This is serious. You’re great at advice. I’ve never got any good advice. I think this is actually advice that is possible to do, unlike useless advice which is given by people I know.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Great. I was afraid you were joking and then you'd 'ok boomer' me lol

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I’m sure you aren’t that old. And it seems you were genuinely trying to help

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Yeah, but I think I'm older than you by at least 2 years. Ninja training counts as 12yo behavior lol

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sometimes I feel too old for my age. And sometimes I feel I’m still four years old.

The point was that I have picked up skills. That wasn’t the point. The point was, I’ve lived a whole (insert totally private age here) years. I’m not twelve. I passed that age centuries ago. I also have not reached twelve yet. I’ll be at twelve in about, thirteen years.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Gods...how old are you exactly?!?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Now? 506, but it depends.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Okay...and how old are you actually?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Twelve, wasn’t it obvious from the way I was adamant that I was not ever twelve ever?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

What are friends for :)

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Great, now the entire 'just chat gang' is back together except for num IC lol. Here's some advice from me : listen to your parents, trying to do something without their supervision won't end well. Especially if you're learning hacking. The Dark web is not a kind place.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I’d like to know who won anyways, if that’s okay.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sure, I'll get together the scores and tell you :)

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks 😊

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

So, I put together the scores, then gave scores for all un-scored solutions and added everything up. Oskar Dobroczek is the winner. This was all in my head though, I could be very wrong, but this is what it looks like as of now.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Cool, does Oskar Dobroczek know?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

No, I think he's gone offline. Anyway, this isn't official, it's my estimate, so I don't wanna say anything about it.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Good idea

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I’m back! I thought all you were inactive actually. I was busy doing tests. Okay, I had no tests. But I did learn how to sneak around without anyone hearing or seeing me. It’s a necessity when your parents have eyes and ears everywhere. Literally. There are cameras in a lot of places. And they monitor my screen use.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Ninja training? What are you, 12?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

No there are actually cameras everywhere. I have strict parents. I guess I should be grateful that they stopped slapping me when I spoke at the wrong time, or was caught in the wrong place. But that happens to everyone. Sneaking around is sort of a habit that is now a skill.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Okay...I'll give you a call if I ever plan a heist lol

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You live in America, right? Tell me your state, I can find out the information of every bank there for you, so when you plan a heist, we won’t have to worry about money. We could be a great team.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Haha okay. You want to know my state? Well, I'm feeling solid right now, with liquids inside me, maybe some gases too. I am not too sure which state I exactly am in right now.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I mean your emotional state. I was fairly sure that you were made of solids and liquids. I need to find out which banks you are going to be able to rob with me, and which ones you don’t have the capability to do.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I am feeling greedy. I have the capability to rob all banks in this state.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Good mood for robbing. Give me a time, place and amount of money. (Time in GMT preferably, but please specify which time you are talking about)

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

What kind of time is this? And what kind of price? How broke are you?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I'm the opposite of broke. I just want to rob a bank because I can. Also, the time is unique :P

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

So one am? I can do that.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

no, 25:00 gmt

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Yeah but 24:00 is like 00:00, so doesn’t it make sense that 25:00 is 01:00?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

no, 25:00 gmt is 25:00 gmt

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Oh-kay… we’ll do you have a date for it? We could show up on different days.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It’s fine, I’m not angry. I’m in loads of trouble, so haven’t been on here for very long. I’m back now, though. You can’t be on Brilliant all the time though, right?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

True. Hope you're out of whatever trouble you got in lol

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Well, I’m always in some sort of trouble. I think i just can’t help but break rules. I’m working on self control.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Haha okay, good luck with self control then

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

@Sarah Alam ah ok. 12 it is. commenting here coz that thread was getting thin

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Well, I’m not actually twelve though you know that?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

...I'm done trying to figure out your age. Keep it classified, I don't care. It's too confusing...

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You can refer to me as 15 years old, as on your profile, you are sixteen, and Reyna is a year younger than you.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I still think you're twelve. You're not changing my mind.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Go ahead, I’m not stopping you. 😉 😏

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

What's with the emojis? Ugh...

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

There may or may not be something suspicious going on. Not my place to tell

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

ok

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

@Sarah Alam 25:00 gmt. if u confuse me, i confuse u

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Right. I totally get it. So tomorrow? I’ll have to book a flight though…

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Pancake airlines. Blue cookies suite. Pay them 2 sand dollars.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Should I tell them I know you if they ask?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

No, don't tell them. A few monsters like to pay me visits. I let them, just for sword practice. They'll be in the monster suite. Just keep quiet.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Should I give a fake name?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

No. Just act normal.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Okay, I’m on my way.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Great. Also it wouldn't hurt if you bought one of the premium cookie boxes and gifted it to me. I really wouldn't mind. The box should be blue.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Okay, will do.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks :P

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You used to have a sand dollar but you gave it away how the heck is she going to get two?

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I don't know

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

“I have friends on the other side”, as told by that villain in The Princess and the Frog. This applies to me as well. Also I’m very persuasive.

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago

ok

- 1 month, 3 weeks ago