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Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by McKristensen » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:45 am

If users have unread messages from a moderator/admin, he must read it before further usage of the board

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Re: [RFC] Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by imkingdavid » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:18 pm

I feel like this could interfere with board usage when it comes to a casual conversation between a user and an admin. Also, would moderators and administrators be required to drop everything and read the PM? And what happens when a user has just typed in a post and goes to submit it but is required to read an admin PM? I assume the post would be lost.

IMO this wuold be best as an extension.
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Re: [RFC] Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by Jacob » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:01 pm

No, thanks. Not even as an extension.

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Re: [RFC] Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by mr.vixus » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:47 pm

not by force , i feel this is not good for forum usability

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Re: [RFC] Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by Jessica. » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:31 am

No thanks...not needed.

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Re: [RFC] Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by McKristensen » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:03 am

imkingdavid wrote:I feel like this could interfere with board usage when it comes to a casual conversation between a user and an admin. Also, would moderators and administrators be required to drop everything and read the PM? And what happens when a user has just typed in a post and goes to submit it but is required to read an admin PM? I assume the post would be lost.

IMO this wuold be best as an extension.
I see what you mean. But I need a way to make sure that a user take action when a moderator contact him/her regards something, and not just ignore the PM

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Re: [RFC] Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by Ger » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:43 am

I don't think you can force this in any way. Every popup, notification, alarm bell etc. can be muted by simply clicking something open and than go back to the previous page. The best thing you might do is to always notify by email even when the user has disabled this. (however, this should be an extension for those who want it, not a core function).
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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by brunoais » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:59 am

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.

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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by Pony99CA » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:35 am

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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Re: Force user to read PM from moderator/admin

Post by McKristensen » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:18 pm

Pony99CA wrote:
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.

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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

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