Kinder Guardian - let New members message Staff


(Mittineague) #1

Without this plugin, New members can only contact Staff by email or by replying to their Welcome message
This plugin allows them to message Staff from either

  • the Staff members User Card, or
  • the Staff members Profile page.

It does not

  • let them send messages to non-Staff members.
  • display the Flag icon or it’s option to send a message from its modal.
  • let them send messages from their own Profile page.
  • let them send messages if the site has them disabled

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(Felix Freiberger) #2

This is really nice to have – thanks a lot! :slight_smile:

I think this feature would also fit nicely into core, hidden behind a site setting.


(Sam Saffron) #3

I think this is fine as a site setting if you want to do a PR @Mittineague


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #4

@Mittineague, does this allow messages to @moderators, @admins, or @staff if enabled via group settings?

I am also curious as to why this is not allowed:

Why is a user allowed to click on my avatar and click message on my User Card, but can’t send a message directly to me from their profile?


(Mittineague) #5

In it’s present form it is only a very simple plugin.

It replaces the Guardian class can_send_private_message method with one that has a modified conditional testing for target.staff?

Feel free to fork or make a PR if you would like.
PRs are more than welcome.

- But - as Sam has said it would be acceptable to make this a Site Setting PR to Core, that is where I’ll be focusing my efforts at developing this further rather than to make it into a more complex plugin…


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #6

Unfortunately, I don’t have the skills to fork/PR this plugin. Perhaps once it is in Core as a site setting, @sam would be open expanding it a bit.