PM Form - avoid ambiguity by repalcing "Add" button with onblur event

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PM Form - avoid ambiguity by repalcing "Add" button with onblur event

Post by Ideas Bot » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:11 pm

Hopefully advances in coding make the following a possibility now.

Current Problem: When composing a PM, unless you click the "Add" button under recipients, when pressing Submit, the preview screen loads. Unfortunately, many users believe there PM has been submitted.

Solution: Replace the "Add" button with what I think is called an onblur event. (I'm not a coder but I hope that is right.)

This way, the Add button would not be needed at all and the current confusion would not exist.

Thanks to the developers for your continual work,
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Re: PM Form - avoid ambiguity by repalcing "Add" button with onblur event

Post by AmigoJack » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:37 am

The "Add" button is needed because there is also an "Add [BCC]" button and the editor wouldn't know what you wanted.

The advantages of addressing users and groups comes along with the disadvatage of making it impossible to recognize recipients by text input only. That would only work if you'd have 4 input lines:
  1. To user
  2. BCC user
  3. To group
  4. BCC group
If only usernames were possible and no BCC either (like on many other BBSs) then I'd almost agree with you. But instead of JavaScript the textbox you now see would be enough to parse input as usernames and give an error only when one line is not recognized.
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