The French @everyone is not working

(Thomas Schmit) #1

@tous is the French translation of @all. It should mention all users but is not working.

Moreover, I can’t allow everyone to use @tous. Trying to set this parameter, I get the following error:

Name has already been taken

How can I deal with it?

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #2

@all isn’t something you can use in English to mention all users, why should it work in French?

As for the Name has already been taken, I would suggest checking if in fact you have a user with that name by going to /admin/users/list/active and searching.

(Thomas Schmit) #3

So what is @all made for?

Otherwise, there is no user called tous on my install :confused:

(Mittineague) #4

I have no idea. I have never seen it used before.

You saw it used here somewhere?

(Thomas Schmit) #5

I can see it on that page: /admin/groups/automatic.

(Mittineague) #6

Ah, you mean the “everyone” group.

I would strongly recommend that you do not tweak settings to allow mentions for that group.

If your intent is to disperse information there are much better ways. i.e.

  • global notice
  • banner topic
  • global pin topic
  • pin topic

(Thomas Schmit) #7

Oh, sorry! Both all and everyone are translations of the French word tous.

Actually, we do need a way to notify all users. How can I modify who can mention the @everyone group?

(Felix Freiberger) #8

You can’t, it’s a long-standing #bug.
You can user @trust_level_0 instead.

(Thomas Schmit) #9

Of course, but it’s quite inappropriate. Being able to use @everyone would be more suitable.