Split into two settings: "Who can message and @mention this group?"

(Tobias Eigen) #1

We use groups actively in our community but are only gradually rolling out group messages, especially while some key messaging features are not yet in place. We also don’t intend to use all of them for messaging anyway, but rather use them for permissioning and mentioning in discussion topics.

So it would be a big help to be able to have separate settings for mentioning and messaging so they can be different.

Watching group PMs by default
Category spread in digests
Watching and sending notifications for keywords?
(Dave McClure) #2

Is this #pr-welcome material?

I would like to make groups mentionable, but not message-able as we’d like to really encourage all activity on Discourse to take place in topics.

I’m a little weary of just trying things out as currently implemented because it may be harder to “take away” the feature from groups later if we open it up, because… loss aversion and what not.

@tobiaseigen what are your thoughts about this feature ~ 1year later?

(Tobias Eigen) #3

It has not been an issue on our site since then but I still think it’s a good idea to limit who can message groups.

(Alan Tan) #4

I’ve added #pr-welcome to this :slight_smile:

(Bianca) #5


I implemented this feature in the following pull request. Feedback is appreciated.

URLs for message to group no longer work
(Dave McClure) #6

woooo!!! very excited to see that you picked this up @nbianca!

(Tobias Eigen) #7

Me too. This will be a very welcome improvement, as group messaging is still not ready for prime time and people still keep trying to use it.

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #8

This has been merged. We now have two separate settings:

Thanks again @nbianca! :clap:

Messaging: Group inboxes and archives show even after all messages deleted
Can't message groups that you cannot mention
(Erlend Sogge Heggen) closed #9