Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by Pony99CA » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:53 pm

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brunoais wrote:There's something equivalent in IP.B. Not about PM's but about warnings.
We could take a look about how they do it and maybe do the same about warnings in phpBB.
We could also take care about what the user is submitting while the condition persists.
For example, the user tries to submit the message, but he has a warning pendent, he would see the error message and a link in the error message that would open a new tab/window with the warning that the user received. After he acknowledges it, that "block" is lifted and the user may resubmit.

Anyway, doing this block for PM's is -1, from me and for warnings (as an option when creating the warn itself) is +1 from me.
Yes, addressing things with Warnings makes more sense. If it's not something that would normally get a warning, maybe we need a new "event" type (Actions?) for required things.
That I think sounds more like the right solution, but then it many should be a part of this RFC https://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 78&t=34389
I don't think so. That deals with adding improvments to reported posts (generally users letting moderators know about problems), but this topic deals with moderators communicating with users (which is sort of the opposite). That communication may have been necessary because of a report, but not necessarily.

But it's your topic, and your initial post was not very detailed about the use cases you intended to handle, so I don't know what exactly you're trying to do and why.

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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by Oleg » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:19 am

I may support a non-intrusive UI for what is being proposed here.

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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by callumacrae » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:21 am

Oleg wrote:I may support a non-intrusive UI for what is being proposed here.
How can forcing someone to do something be non-intrusive?
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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by emosbat » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:42 pm

show him a threat message that will delete their account if do not read PM :mrgreen:
btw, I think that do not allow him to see other topics before reading admin message/ announce, for example redirect him to pm/announce page..

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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by brunoais » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:03 am

What if he's writing a post already, huh?

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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by Dog Cow » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:57 pm

Make it so every forum post, as this user sees them, is replaced by the text that the admin wants him to read.

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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by brunoais » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:52 am

Wouldn't that make it confusing to that user?

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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by Dog Cow » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:22 pm

brunoais wrote:Wouldn't that make it confusing to that user?
Yes, but I was largely just being facetious. Of course it would force the user to read the admin or moderator's message. :lol:

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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by VOLKERMORD » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:31 pm

-1

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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by Master_Cylinder » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:39 am

Pony99CA wrote:Yes, addressing things with Warnings makes more sense. If it's not something that would normally get a warning, maybe we need a new "event" type (Actions?) for required things.

Alternatively, how about a new "Must Read" flag on PMs that is permission-based. The default would be off, of course. That addresses the "casual conversation" issue raised above.

As for losing posts/PMs, open the PM in a new tab/window. ;)

But I'm not sure this is warranted in the core.

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Both warnings and PM could use a "must read" flag but the trigger could be "on login" that way it avoids the "what if a user is composing" problem. It'd be like the "Announcement Redirect on Login" MOD. When the user logs in they're forced to handle the PM/warnings before they can move on to topics.
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