[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3673: Site-wide mentions for @all and @group

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Sat May 18 18:31:04 UTC 2013

#3673: Site-wide mentions for @all and @group
 Reporter:  Sadr         |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Groups       |     Version:  1.5
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * milestone:   => Awaiting Review


 The fact that there's a solid plugin for group mentions suggests to me
 that we *don't* need it for core, rather than that we *should* include it.
 The questions we should ask in these sorts of cases: (a) will at least 75%
 of installations make use of the feature? and (b) is this a feature that
 won't work as a plugin (such as taxonomy-based xprofile fields, which
 really needs core support to work)? If the answer to both questions is
 "no", it's not a good candidate for core. In this current case, the answer
 to (b) is definitely "no". And I'm not convinced that the majority of
 installations would use it, though if we were to get a flood of responses
 in this thread to the contrary, I'm willing to be proved wrong.

 As for name conflicts: yes, I am concerned about it. I personally like the
 ! convention better than using @groupgroupname. If I were writing this
 into a plugin, another possibility is to use @ for groups and users, and
 to enforce that group and user nicenames can't conflict.

 I'll leave the ticket in case anyone else wants to jump in with an
 opinion. Otherwise I think we'll go back to wontfix, as this just doesn't
 seem like the best use of our limited core development resources.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3673#comment:6>
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