Just checking in with the new thread, and subscribing myself haha,
Yes mentions are fine, as long as you are replying to a specific post etc, if you post 10-12 mentions then it makes it look like its exclusive to the mentioned members and not many new members will think that they can join in on the thread (which no one wants) so happy to leave it to you guys / gals to work out whats best (within the Community Code of Conduct of course lol).
Good luck with your new thread @kayden16
& I'm always around if you need anything 🙂
Have a great evening all.