URLs for message to group no longer work


(Felix Freiberger) #1

There’s a feature where you can create URLs to pre-compose a message to a user or a group, like this:

The user links still work, but the group links no longer work in Discourse 1.9.0.beta10. They silently redirect to the main URL, but neither a composer not an error message appear.

Original report here:


Private messages to a group, or other means to handle private support requests
(Tobias Eigen) #2

confirmed on my site. group is set so everyone can message it.


(Felix Freiberger) #3

Thanks!
(Even if messaging were not allowed, an error message should appear. This was also working previously.)


(Yeon Seunghoon) #4

We have same issue. When I tried to send private message to a group using URL I got:

Developer_Tools_-_https___discourse_bdrive_com_latest


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Perhaps @gerhard can have a quick look.


(Gerhard Schlager) #7

Ok, this is fixed:

While testing I noticed that the autocomplete in the composer for new messages doesn’t show groups unless they are mentionable. That’s probably a sideeffect of Split into two settings: “Who can message and @mention this group?”


(Sam Saffron) #8