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Sending public/private messages between users

Like most forums and communities, you should have the ability to private message a user or leave a public visitor message on their public 'wall'. It would just give a more of a sense of community.

thekooliest09's avatar
asked 2010-04-08 23:47:24 -0500
todofixthis's avatar
updated 2012-08-25 11:55:23 -0500
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Thanks for the input! We'll have to put this one off for the later becase now we have to focus on the core features - admin interface, login system and the ease of installation and upgrades.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-04-09 11:09:03 -0500) edit
also the basic on-screen notifiation system about new responses is still missing - this one will be done soon.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-04-09 11:19:49 -0500) edit
What is the status on this? I think, atleast for moderators/admins, we need to be able to interact in private with a user to warn them or between admins for discussing changes
mether's avatar mether (2011-06-25 19:56:15 -0500) edit
1, not merged yet into the trunk. There is a way to send email to users in the "moderation" tab on their profiles, but it is a simple email only feature.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-06-25 20:20:59 -0500) edit
Typically moderators have a hidden sub-forum for group discussions that discuss things that need to be private like the question of banning a particular user. I wonder if something like that is possible here
mether's avatar mether (2011-06-25 20:29:19 -0500) edit
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+1 This would be an excellent feature to keep experts on a site; not everyone gets a thrill out of answering questions, but high-karma users would be able to use this feature to network and gain [additional] value.

I would suggest a few requirements, though:

  • Users should have the ability to specify that they only want users with a minimum amount of karma to be able to message them (e.g., experts might only want to network with other experts).
  • Users should have the ability to add usernames to a block list ("blacklist") if they do not (or no longer) want to receive messages from those other users.
    • Alternatively, users should have the option to switch to "whitelist" mode where only the usernames they list will be permitted to message them.
  • A minimal amount of karma should be required before a user can send any private messages (to prevent spam and other forms of abuse).

Having a public wall would be interesting, although the profile screen is already so busy, I'm not sure where it would go!

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answered 2012-05-03 09:19:55 -0500, updated 2012-10-10 23:03:36 -0500
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