Several chat room users are becoming annoyed by a certain feature of the chat room notification system. When there are two people in a chat room, say
JohnSmith, and someone pings
JohnSmith is also pinged. This is naturally annoying to
JohnSmith, especially if someone is having a long discussion with
I propose a new feature, where only
John would be pinged when someone types
The basic rules for a @ping would be
- If it is a reply to a previous message, ping the user that posted it (as I believe it does now).
- If it is an exact match to one user, ping only that user.
- If it is an exact match to more than one user, ping only those users.
- If there is no exact match, ping all users starting with that name (as it does now).
If possible, it would be nice an if exact match would include case-sensitivity, but I don't think it matters much if that isn't possible.