Thanks for the excellent screenshots! Is the group message button something in the 2.0 release or has it always been there? We’re running a custom frontend, which could explain why I’m not seeing the Message button. But that wouldn’t explain why I’m not seeing the group in the editor. On 1.9, so I’ll have to wait to get to 2.0 before I can say we’re current and we can rule out version issues.
Did anything change with 2.2? Because mentioning @admins in a PM would trigger notifications for all admins in the group, this no longer works on my instance (I have everything enabled in the settings). Tried on another set up, same result.
I already have custom plugins that heavily rely on that feature, and I’ve literally just taught my community to tag @admins over the past two months. I guess I have to revert this somehow with a plugin.
Not arguing there, and it makes absolute sense what you’re saying. The issue lies with removing something that was once a feature with no way of keeping it as a setting. I understand why users tagging users in PMs was a bad idea, but how many times do people type @admins in their PMs (without needing help) to where this was a problem? To me it was a great and convenient feature where users could simply type @admins help and boom, we got notified.
But, it is what it is, can’t complain as overall Discourse is great. Just got sucker punched with this today and it ticked me off, as I’ve noticed lots of users tried to flag us over the past few days and it didn’t work. I guess I should read the release notes better with next updates -_-