Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#3785 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Enable "CC" for sending messages from www.openstreetmap.org

Reported by: jaakkoh Owned by: Tom Hughes
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

I'd love to have the possibility to send a message via OSM to more than one user at a time. I know that the message system could use a lot more attention and unfortunately I can't contribute to much other than mapping (as in don't know how to code) but I think this enhancement would be absolutely great. Just think of e.g. Facebook's (crappy) messaging system. Allow people to send to many people and people would:

  • Have much easier time contacting many people at once about mapping in certain area (e.g. regarding problematic edits, or new, or any)
  • Coordinate things better in other ways. Much easier.

Just like this trac thing seems to have a CC field!

I'd suggest that people would still need to send to OSM users and this "CC" feature wouldn't allow copying to any email address in the world (which I say after reading the similar new enhancement suggestion about BCC).

Does this make any sense to anyone else?

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I strongly suspect this is not practical - it would certainly be a lot of work as it would need changes to the database layout and an awful lot of UI work to let you find users and add them to the message as you wrote it.

The biggest problem however is how to deal with replies by email - how would you know whether to treat them as "reply to sender" or "reply to all" type replies? The potential for massively escalating "reply to all" wars is tremendous.

There are already tickets asking for the ability to send a message (as separate messages) to all the users in an area - the only problem with implementing that is working out how to solve the spam problem and the need to add better opt in/out controls.

Actually doing group discussion is just way out of scope I think - use a local mailing list or forum if you want to discuss things with the local community.

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