System posts: - " LEFT THIS MESSAGE X MINS AGO"


(Biscuit) #1

What causes this system message to be posted:

 @USER LEFT THIS MESSAGE X MINS AGO

(Alan Tan) #2

The system message is created when a user in the PM leaves the PM.


(Biscuit) #3

ahhh. Okay. Thanks.

Would probably be better to say

  • @User unsubscribed from this Personal Message X minutes ago” or,
  • @User departed from this message X minutes ago”

Because “User left this message” sounds like it’s confirming when they wrote a message.

“Leaving a message” doesn’t usually refer to someone departing.


(Jeff Atwood) #4

Oh I see, it’s unintentionally ambiguous. I can support that. @techAPJ let’s change it to

{user} removed themselves from this message {time} minutes ago

“removed themselves” isn’t great, but I surely can’t say himself/herself and I can’t think of a shorter way to state it, though?


(Biscuit) #5

Maybe:

{user} exited {time} minutes ago

or

{user} left {time} minutes ago

Those are both pretty short and convey that someone has departed.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

Not quite the right message, though. Exit does not equal “removed self from”.


#7

Maybe something along the lines of {user} removed themselves from this conversation {time} minutes ago.

Thanks


(Arpit Jalan) #8

Done via


(Stephen) #9

“left this conversation” is would make the most sense, wouldn’t it? They’re not leaving a message, they’re dropping out of an entire thread.


(Biscuit) #10

Thanks for your responsiveness. You guys are all great.


(Jeff Atwood) #11

The word conversation has no meaning to Discourse and is not used anywhere else in the app to my knowledge. A personal message does though.


(Jeff Atwood) #12