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Sample echo notifications window.

By default, the Mention event at the user's echo notification preferences is activated and configured in order to notify the user when someone else creates a link to his/her userpage. This method of notification is named echo notifications.

This template takes advantage of this feature so you can let another user know that his/her username was mentioned somewhere outside of his/her talkpage.


All you have to do is to type {{Reply|username}}, where username shall be replaced by the actual username of the user/editor to whom you want to address an echo notification.

E.g.: let's suppose that you want to leave a message to the user Test but you don't want to put such message at his/her talk page, because you're discussing something somewhere else and, for whatever reason, you just wish to let that user know that he/she was mentioned by you, in that discussion. In such case, all you have to do is to place the code {{Reply|Test}}, then type your text, save your edit, and that's it.

Here's a simulation of a discussion between users Test123 and Test456. The discussion is taking effect at some random talk page:

  • Hey, {{Reply|Test123}}, just passing by to ask you if you really intend to create that new template... Test456 (talk) 02:59, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
  • {{Reply|Test456}}: yes, definitely, I do intend. However, I'm waiting for {{Reply|Test}}'s reply to my request. I need him to help us with the code. Test123 (talk) 03:03, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
  • {{Reply|Test123}}: okay, then. Let's wait. Test456 (talk) 03:15, 11 November 2014 (UTC)


  • Do not substitute this template!
  • Do not insert this template in a section header: instead, use it inline (see the simulation/example above).