Getting a discord bot to mention other users

I am working on a bot to do some simple commands for my discord server and I haven’t been able to figure out how to get the bot to mention people who aren’t the author.

if message.content.startswith("+prank"):
        user = client.get_user_info(id)
        await client.send_message(, user.mention + 'mention')

When I try to run the command i come up with the error message:

Ignoring exception in on_message
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36\lib\site-packages\discord\”, line 307, in _run_event
yield from getattr(self, event)(*args, **kwargs)
File “C:/Users/user/Desktop/Murk-Bot”, line 130, in on_message
await client.send_message(, user.mention + ‘mention’)
AttributeError: ‘generator’ object has no attribute ‘mention’

This happens if I use the command with a mention before, after, and not at all. If it gives some more context here are the imports I am using

import discord
from discord.ext.commands import Bot
from discord.ext import commands
import asyncio
import time
import random

One thought on “Getting a discord bot to mention other users”

  1. The specific error you are getting is caused by not awaiting a coroutine. client.get_user_info is a coroutine and must use await.
    If you want “+prank” to work by mentioning by username, you can find a member object by using server.get_member_named.
    Example code provided below. This will check the server the command was called from for the specified username and return the member object.
    if message.content.startswith("+prank"):
    username = message.content[7:]
    member_object = message.server.get_member_named(username)
    await client.send_message(, member_object.mention + 'mention')

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