Suggestion to automatically invite people to a private message when you @mention them


(Jan-Christoph Borchardt) #1

We use Discourse at Nextcloud a bunch – so first thanks a lot for that great open source software. :slight_smile:

A colleague just said that I should look at a specific thread that they @mentioned me in. I let him know I didn’t get a notification and only after some time we found out the reason was that it was a private message.

Hence it would be cool when a person who @mentions someone in a private message who is not part of that conversation gets prompted if they want to invite that person. Of course not automatically invite them, but a nudge would be a good UX improvement.


(Tom Newsom) #2

Red pop-over on the composer?

"You’ve mentioned @user, but they aren’t currently a part of this conversation. Would you like to invite them instead?


(Dean Taylor) #3

Also refer to this feature request:


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #4

An overall improved visual indicator as linked to above nicely covers this use case as well as others, so let’s take any further discussion over there.


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #5