[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #6843: Activity @mentions in private groups for non members

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Tue Jan 26 14:36:51 UTC 2016

#6843: Activity @mentions in private groups for non members
 Reporter:  timeuser              |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)          |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                |   Milestone:  2.5
Component:  Component - Activity  |     Version:  2.4.0
 Severity:  normal                |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                        |

Comment (by timeuser):

 There are other reasons users @mention a someone than to let them know.
 Users @mention somone just to discuss them with other private group
 members, so there is a link to the @mentioned user. Our users definitely
 expect a private group to be just that, private and to not leak content
 and notify non group members no matter what they type in a post. This is
 how other social networking sites & apps generally treat non-public groups
 and messaging. Also, how would you actually go about forbidding mentions
 in any practical way? People can type whatever they want in a post and
 @mentions are found by pattern matching & queries after the fact.

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