Alias username and group mentioning


(Konstantin Ladutenko) #1

Hi!

Thank you for Discourse, it is really nice to use.

Is it possible to create an alias username? So that @ mentioning of two (or more) names will notify only one real user? So I can use different names for official posting and private comments without messing up with multiple accounts.

Another nice feature can be a collective (group) name, e.g. @help or @support. It should notify a group of users, with an access to the conversation history and, probably, if some user from the group answered to the post with @help mentioning simply mark this notification to be read (or delete it) for other group users.

Best regards,
Kostya


(Alessio Fattorini) #2

Group mentions has been overhauled:


(Konstantin Ladutenko) #3

Thank you! Nice to hear that group mentioning is already here! This way the relevant part of my feature request is an alias for a username.


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #4

Username aliases something we’ve had requested before. It seems very niche, so your best bet is probably a plugin.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #5

While it is not exactly what you are looking for, you could make a group with a single user…which essentially would function as an alias.


(Konstantin Ladutenko) #6

Good! Thank you! I think this is exactly what i need!


(Konstantin Ladutenko) #7

Thank you for your proposal. However, it seems that solution from Joshua should solve the problem. I suppose you can recommend his solution if any future request of aliases.