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@DataBlender the ability to mention people automatically unlocks at the asteroid level (your level is below your name). Here is a good post about it. If you want to do it manually, you would just need to get the person's name and userid and use the html tab to enter the below html. The userid can be found by hovering over someone's name and seeing what the digits are at the end. For example, I could mention you with the below html:
I think most folks like to use the stars as a friendly acknowledgement (others may chime in)
I can tell you how I like to use them. Firstly, if someone replies to a post to lend a hand to something I posted I like to give a star as a way to say thanks. Additionally, if I'm reading through content and I find someone's post was helpful to me I like to give a star there. Also, its fun to give stars to posts that you think are cool, creative, or generally neat and also to just give someone an acknowledgement.
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