note: this is my first feature request, please let me know if I’m the wrong place or if they are guidelines I should follow
Hi Discourse team,
This feature request is in the context of discourse for teams.
When using discourse for asynchronous work communication, it can be difficult to know if someone has read a message and intends to follow up. For instance, I may want to communicate the following idea: “I’ve seen your suggestion and will follow up next week”. This is incredibly useful to communicate and manage expectations. Without this, it is likely that people will chase you either on discourse or instant messaging (ex: slack).
Right now communicating this can be done either through:
- using a specific reaction as a convention. Ex: . Sadly this doesn’t give you a timeline, eg when will you follow up?
- reply to the topic. Sadly if 5 people reply “I will respond next week” that’s a lot of noise and unread messages in the sidebar
Instead, I would like to suggest building a feature/plugin like what threads has. Eg you can say explicitly that you will follow on:
and it will appear like this
This is quite similar to the bookmark feature in discourse, except that bookmarks are private (and I would suggest they stay so).
What do you think?