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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?

  • By design of course(IMO)--you'd want to be notified if he said something else. 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. 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. 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. Apr 20 '12 at 10:08
  • @Jae: Nvm, someone else wrote it already. Apr 20 '12 at 10:08

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.

  • 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.
    – apaderno
    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. 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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