Reply as new message to same recipients

(Tobias Eigen) #1

I am at a learning exchange in Tanzania for which I created a private message thread for participants to discuss various internal, private aspects of the exchange. They don’t warrant topics and I also don’t want to create a group for these people because I don’t like the way through messaging works for this audience and this is a short-term grouping anyway. It’s going really well however I am finding that the discussion is going in many directions and I would like to be able to start new messages just like I would with the start a new topic future. Would it be possible for you to add a reply as new message to same recipients link just as we now have the replies new topic link? Splitting messages would also be helpful.

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Refresh needed to update message participants after removal of group
Disappearing "continuing the discussion from" drafts
Unable to paste in a list of message recipients, hard to write to groups of people privately
(Sam Saffron) #2

Sure, this button can be “New Message” in the context of a PM and pre populate the target user list

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(Leo McArdle) #3

I’m working on this at the moment, in case anyone is looking through #pr-welcome for things to do.

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(Leo McArdle) #4

I just submitted a PR for this feature - feedback is very welcome once you’ve all finished digesting your turkey and gotten tired of the in-laws.

The way it handles drafts is a bit buggy, but is the same as how the similar feature for topics handles them currently, and I think going forward that behaviour should be fixed for both of them together. I’m prepared to do this - but I need to know how drafts ideally should be handled in this instance.

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(Alan Tan) #5

Thanks @LeoMcA :thumbsup: I just merged in your PR.

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(Tobias Eigen) #6

w00t! :slight_smile: so glad to see this in. many thanks.

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(hosna) #7

I don’t find this option in recent update. Where is it?

(Tobias Eigen) #8

Yup - I can confirm this feature is no longer showing up on my instance. Not sure when it went away. I use it rarely but when I do it is a huge help, so hope it can be brought back.

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(Sam Saffron) #9

@joffreyjaffeux any idea when / why this vanished?

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(Joffrey Jaffeux) #10

No I dont think I touched this. Will have a look. Maybe some condition which use to be true is not anymore.

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(hosna) #12

Any news for this issue? it was a useful feature for my community and people are asking for it to be back.

(Joffrey Jaffeux) #13

Yes I’m working on it currently, it will be back tonight on discourse master.

(Joffrey Jaffeux) #14

To be sure, you are talking of this right?

The [+ New Topic] button ?

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(hosna) #15

Yes. Exactly that. And also I think the following “New Message” Button should also behave the same, perhaps when we are replying to the topic (not to a specific post).

(Joffrey Jaffeux) #16

The previous behaviour will be brought back in:

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/pull/7182

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(Joffrey Jaffeux) closed #17