Firestorm
  1. Firestorm
  2. FIRE-5230

Chat Console Improvement: Replacing the "IM" in front of group chat messages with the actual group name

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: Phoenix Firestorm - Wishlist
    • Fix Version/s: Phoenix Firestorm 4.1.1
    • Component/s: None
    • Environment:
    • SL Avatar Name:
      Kelwyn
    • Reported In:
      Firestorm 3.2.2.24336 Release

      Description

      After switching to Firestorm Viewer because of graphical issues with Singularity I've encountered a quite significant flaw regarding Firestorms chat console:

      It is currently impossible to see the group name in front of group chat messages viewed via chat console.
      It simply says "IM:" thus making it hard to follow multiple group conversations at the same time since you are forced to open the chat window (and click the correct group tab) to check where (from which group) the message is coming from.

      This may be a minor technical issue but it certainly results in major inconvenience for people who use group chat a lot.

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          Ansariel Hiller added a comment -

          WARNING: This will most likely cause trouble if IMs are forwarded to nearby chat and also being logged into the nearby chat history. When the nearby chat history is being loaded, it will check for "IM:" as the sender name to distinguish it from regular users. This needs to be done if chat headers are enabled to get the proper chat header for IMs! See this changeset for reference: http://hg.phoenixviewer.com/phoenix-firestorm-lgpl/rev/2858452692af

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          Ansariel Hiller added a comment - WARNING: This will most likely cause trouble if IMs are forwarded to nearby chat and also being logged into the nearby chat history. When the nearby chat history is being loaded, it will check for "IM:" as the sender name to distinguish it from regular users. This needs to be done if chat headers are enabled to get the proper chat header for IMs! See this changeset for reference: http://hg.phoenixviewer.com/phoenix-firestorm-lgpl/rev/2858452692af
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          Liny Odell added a comment -

          So, would it be better to keep the "IM: " prefix on the message and just ass the group name between it and the speakers name?

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          Liny Odell added a comment - So, would it be better to keep the "IM: " prefix on the message and just ass the group name between it and the speakers name?
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          Ansariel Hiller added a comment -

          Yeah something like this. In the end you somehow need to be able to find out from whom the message is when it's read back in from the log or chat headers will be messed up.

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          Ansariel Hiller added a comment - Yeah something like this. In the end you somehow need to be able to find out from whom the message is when it's read back in from the log or chat headers will be messed up.
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          Liny Odell added a comment - Fixed in http://hg.phoenixviewer.com/phoenix-firestorm-lgpl/rev/4af09681973a
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          Whirly Fizzle added a comment -

          QA note: Test they see group names in Nearby chat when chat headers are disabled. They only work on console & in nearby when chat headers are enabled for me. Mysty & Liny cant repro this.

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          Whirly Fizzle added a comment - QA note: Test they see group names in Nearby chat when chat headers are disabled. They only work on console & in nearby when chat headers are enabled for me. Mysty & Liny cant repro this.
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          Whirly Fizzle added a comment -

          Its disabling display names that causes the above behaviour.

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          Whirly Fizzle added a comment - Its disabling display names that causes the above behaviour.
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          Whirly Fizzle added a comment -
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          Whirly Fizzle added a comment - Fixed rev 27132 ( http://hg.phoenixviewer.com/phoenix-firestorm-lgpl/rev/7d453bf8e410 )
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          Whirly Fizzle added a comment -

          Passed QA

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          Whirly Fizzle added a comment - Passed QA

            People

            • Assignee:
              Liny Odell
              Reporter:
              Kelwyn
            • Votes:
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