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Private tag
« on May 11th, 2011, 08:07 AM »Last edited on May 11th, 2011, 03:41 PM by Nao/Gilles
Area: BBCode
Feature: Private tag
Developer: Nao
Target: users
Status: 30% (working but not committed; some features need to be added.)
Comment:

Use the 'private' tag inside a post to make sure only some people can read a portion of your message. This is different from the spoiler tag, as the portion will not be hidden, but completely removed from the message for those who can't read it.

Re: Private tag
« Reply #1, on May 11th, 2011, 12:05 PM »
"only some people"? It's permission based?

Re: Private tag
« Reply #2, on May 11th, 2011, 12:18 PM »
You can specify a list of user IDs. Otherwise it'll be visible only to your friends list.

I should add that this feature is not actually in the trunk for now. But hopefully it should be, in time for the first public release.

Re: Private tag
« Reply #3, on May 11th, 2011, 06:13 PM »
This is going to be quite handy I think.
Quote from Nao/Gilles on May 11th, 2011, 12:18 PM
You can specify a list of user IDs. Otherwise it'll be visible only to your friends list.
Would you be able to specify certain user groups too and maybe only logged in users?

Re: Private tag
« Reply #4, on May 11th, 2011, 06:27 PM »
It would actually be easier and faster to be able to specify membergroups. It's not implemented though, but I guess it could be done through some syntax like [private groups=1,2,3]...

Re: Private tag
« Reply #5, on May 11th, 2011, 07:14 PM »
Assuming they can't see the portions in question, how would this work for moderators/administrators editing a message containing this private tag?

Re: Private tag
« Reply #6, on May 11th, 2011, 07:15 PM »
Admins could see it I'm afraid.
Tough job eh?

Re: Private tag
« Reply #7, on May 11th, 2011, 07:20 PM »
As long as it's documented and clear to the end-user, that's fine with me, really. Most admins are capable of finding it in the database anyway.


Re: Private tag
« Reply #9, on May 11th, 2011, 09:32 PM »
analogous to "whisper" as in the vanilla forum?

Re: Private tag
« Reply #10, on May 12th, 2011, 01:20 AM »
Never used Vanilla.
From what I can read, no, it's not that. Whispers are post-wide, while the private tag can be just a single word in a message.

Re: Private tag
« Reply #11, on May 12th, 2011, 04:42 PM »
Question: when a user quotes a post, it should be stripped, or left in, depending on whether they can see it - but presumably, admins and moderators will get it in the quote as well?

Re: Private tag
« Reply #12, on May 12th, 2011, 04:43 PM »
I like this idea. I could definitely see using it.

Re: Private tag
« Reply #13, on May 12th, 2011, 06:23 PM »
Quote from Arantor on May 12th, 2011, 04:42 PM
Question: when a user quotes a post, it should be stripped, or left in, depending on whether they can see it
It should be stripped -- always. Systematically.
Having a private conversation happen in the middle of a public conversation should be considered a no-no. You can share some thoughts in a single post, but if others want to reply to you, they'd better do it by PM.

Of course, that's my opinion and I may be convinced otherwise, but I'd tend to say no.
Quote
but presumably, admins and moderators will get it in the quote as well?
See above.

Re: Private tag
« Reply #14, on May 12th, 2011, 06:25 PM »
No, I agree with you there, that's the right approach to take. I just wanted to be sure we were on the same page.

Re: Private tag
« Reply #15, on May 12th, 2011, 06:45 PM »
I'm sure we already discussed it in the past. :P