Opened 9 years ago

Closed 13 months ago

#4018 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Read status of messages in Outbox

Reported by: ghia Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc:


When you receive a PM in the Inbox it has a different style then the other messages because it is not yet read. So, you can actually see the status of your inbox messages (read or not read).

I would like to see a similar status in the outbox, indicating the receiving user did not yet the read.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Tom Hughes

Well there's a serious privacy issue there, in revealing to you what a third party has or has not done.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by ghia

I don't see the privacy issue here. Why would I as receiver need to disguise to a sender that I have read or not yet read the message sent by him?

This receivers read status display to the sender is common in many CMS systems that have a PM module as eg XOOPS.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Jonathan Bennett

Tom's point is that this isn't a technical issue, but a community one. If the majority of the community are happy for this to happen, the code could be written, but it's not something that should be done because one or a few people want it.

Start by asking the question on the Talk mailing list, and take it from there.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by aseerel4c26

@ghia: I strongly oppose that suggestion for privacy reasons. I would not like to give everybody the option to see if and when I read a message he sent to me. Your suggestion is no usual message system behaviour (e.g. the email client Mozilla Thunderbird blocks tracking attempts by external image inclusion in mails by default). If you want to know if a message has been read, just ask the receiver for a short confirmation reply.

comment:5 Changed 13 months ago by Andy Allan

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Thank you for your feature suggestion. However, we don't intend to implement it, so I'm going to close this ticket.

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