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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#2527 closed enhancement (wontfix)

mention-this-user / post-box visible immediately without button to click / same as

Reported by: erich73's profile erich73 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Activity Keywords:


while the current design of is a but strange, there is actually a very good, logic and intuitive design of the "mention this user" post-box at the website of

When you click on a specific user-avatar, you immediately see the post-box to send a public message to this user.

Meaning the post-box which says "Post something to username...."

This feature should be build into BuddyPress-Core-Code as well.
As this improves communication of users because the post-box to get in touch with a certain user is visible immediately.

As per current design of BuddyPress, this post-box to contact a certain user is hidden within the buttom "mention this user", which is not intuitive at all.

I guess this could be changed quite quickly in the Core-Code and would improve BP in terms of usability and enhance communication within the stream.

Change History (5)

#1 @pisanojm
14 years ago

I was looking at this to see what the poster wanted...
Open --> Click on any user --> SEE UPDATE STATUS box that states "Post something to user" in the UPDATE status box ON the MEMBER PAGE.
Default-Theme works this way ---> Open Theme --> Click on Member Page/USER --> SEE a PROFILE with a BOX that states "MENTION this USER".

This would be very cool and useful (I would use it), but seems like THEME/PLUGIN related... For Instance CD AVATAR POPUP allows you to mention a user quickly by the pop-up itself (Click on a user/or hover over -then click on @user, etc.)

Just my thoughts.

#2 @johnjamesjacoby
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.2.6 to 1.3

#3 @boonebgorges
13 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.3 to 1.4

#4 @DJPaul
13 years ago

  • Keywords close added; mention this user removed
  • Milestone changed from 1.6 to Future Release
  • Severity set to normal

I'm not quite sure what is being proposed in this ticket; it sounds like this behaviour is in BP Default already.

#5 @r-a-y
11 years ago

  • Keywords close removed
  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

In an older rendition of, there was a FB wall-like functionality where a logged-in user could post something directly on a displayed user's page.

When that post was made, it would prefix the @username to mention the displayed user.

Definitely plugin-territory and I believe Brajesh already created such a plugin.

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