As a community guide, I PM users a lot on our Discourse forum. Since it’s usually in response to their posts (feedback, suggestions, etc), the most convenient way to PM them is flag -> PM like so:
However, this has caused a number of problems in the past:
- There is a character limit, so sometimes I have to truncate my PM, send, open the PM, and then edit in the text overflow
- This is a non-standard editor, so it doesn’t have support for features like @/# autocomplete and the preview
- Since I use “Something Else” flags and PMs so frequently, I habitually click the buttons instead of looking at them. Sometimes I send a PM as a flag, or a flag as a PM, and don’t realize since their text boxes are the same
Instead of having a selectable bullet option in that list for PMs, there should be a message button that opens the full editor with the appropriate template for flag PMs.