How to share links to preferences, mailbox, and other user links

Imagine you want to tell a user where to find e.g. their private messages, set their preferred language, fine-tune their notifications… In your browser, these links will be unique to your username i.e. These links only work for you, not for anyone else.

If you substitute “u/(your username)” for “my”, then you get a URL that will work for any logged in user. Some examples:

  • Private messages:
  • Preferred language:
  • Notifications:

I hope you find this useful when helping new users find their way through the many features this forum offers!


ok, this is good to know. thanks.