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Don't repeat the ping when editing chat messages

Whenever I'm in chat (or out of chat), and someone "@Jae" me, of course I am alerted.
Why am I alerted again when the user edits that chat message? Is this , or is it just a ?

If it is a bug, can we get this fixed?

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marked as duplicate by Manishearth, Lix, ChrisF, kiamlaluno, Yannis Apr 20 '12 at 12:30

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By design of course(IMO)--you'd want to be notified if he said something else. –  Manishearth Apr 20 '12 at 10:01
    
@Manishearth: But sometimes the user edits his "helo" to say "hello" and so on... –  Dynamic Apr 20 '12 at 10:02
    
Good point. Does this ping the multicollider as well? If it's just an in-chat ping, then I see no pr0blem with it, those pings aren't that clutter-y. –  Manishearth Apr 20 '12 at 10:04
    
@Manishearth It's not that it is cluttery, but if I leave chat, and then I get "summmoned" again just because he misspelled a word. –  Dynamic Apr 20 '12 at 10:05
    
Oh, the noisy-type ping. Let me write something up. –  Manishearth Apr 20 '12 at 10:06
    
That is intentional, I posted a feature request to change that behaviour a while ago, but from the votes on that one it is clear that most users seem to prefer the current behaviour. I personally find it annoying and don't really encountered cases where the current behaviour would be useful, but I seem to be in the minority. –  Mad Scientist Apr 20 '12 at 10:08
    
@Jae: Nvm, someone else wrote it already. –  Manishearth Apr 20 '12 at 10:08

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It's by design, as you are notified the text is changed; the user could have corrected the link given in that post, for example, or changed something else that you need to read.

Clearly, this happens also when the user fixes a typo, but the system is not able to understand when the user is correcting a typo. There are also cases where letting you know the user fixed a typo could be important for you.

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So is there a way we can fix it so that I am only alerted if the edit changes more than X characters? –  Dynamic Apr 20 '12 at 10:12
    
@Jae You could propose a feature-request, but make sure you work on the probable flaws, otherwise it won't last long. :P –  Alenanno Apr 20 '12 at 10:19
    
It's not a matter of how many characters are changed, but what it is changed. I could even change the pinged user, or the post to which I am replying. As I said, also a single character being changed could be important, and the system is not able to make a decision about that. –  kiamlaluno Apr 20 '12 at 10:20
    
@Alenanno Sounds good... I'll wait a little until this question dies ;-) –  Dynamic Apr 20 '12 at 10:21
    
@Jae That feature request already exists, you don't need to duplicate it. –  Mad Scientist Apr 20 '12 at 10:23
    
@Fabian Oh you're right. Uhm, forget what I said, Jae. :P –  Alenanno Apr 20 '12 at 10:24
    
@Fabian My request would not be abolishing the feature, just changing it so that your only alerted if it is more than a X character edit. Not a duplicate. –  Dynamic Apr 20 '12 at 10:24
    
@Alenanno See the above comment. –  Dynamic Apr 20 '12 at 10:25

I wouldn't be surprised if this received a red tag on it.

Anyway, although you tagged your question with a tag, this is not a bug. It's clearly intended, because if they change their post, then you should be notified, since the chat post was explicitly written for/to you.

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