Common forum responses

RESOLVED FIXED in 2012.11

Status

support.mozilla.org
Forum
RESOLVED FIXED
10 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jason Barnabe (np), Assigned: Tobbi)

Tracking

unspecified
2012.11

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: u=contributor c=questions p=3, URL)

(Reporter)

Description

10 years ago
It'd be good to have some standard responses for forum contributors. These should not be available to non-contributors.

-Thunderbird question
-Web Development question
-General Firefox discussion

We can use the pre-defined content feature (like {content id=2}) for this and add quicktags, but I don't want end users to see this. Can we show certain quicktags only to a certain group?

Comment 1

10 years ago
Should be possible in the template. Nelson can confirm this.
Target Milestone: --- → 0.7
(Reporter)

Comment 2

10 years ago
Not that important because currently contributors can use extensions to do the same thing. Nice to have though.
Target Milestone: 0.7 → Future
This needs some thinking too. What's the desired behavior? Can I get an example use case?
Assignee: nobody → paul.craciunoiu
Target Milestone: Future → 1.4
*bump*
Needs UI too.
Assignee: paul.craciunoiu → jsocol
We could have a drop down next to the bold, italic, etc. buttons above the response text box.  (Sort of like canned responses)
That's a proposed implementation.
Is this still a desired feature? If so, who wants to talk with me about it?
I still think this would be a great feature.

I made a post about a temporary makeshift at https://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum_thread.php?locale=en-US&comments_parentId=431187&forumId=3

Updated

8 years ago
Target Milestone: 1.4 → Future

Updated

8 years ago
Whiteboard: needs ui

Comment 9

8 years ago
we decided on a dropdown UI.  Can this make 1.4?
Whiteboard: needs ui
Target Milestone: Future → 1.4

Comment 10

8 years ago
Current implementation details:

Dropdown with an insert button next to existing formatting buttons.

Inside the dropdown is a list of canned message titles (like "Safe Mode") grouped into categories (bold entries that aren't selectable).

Clicking insert inserts the appropriate canned text at the insertion point.

The title->text mapping is set in an admin panel open to admins only.

Access to this dropdown is restricted to contributors.
This is one of the bugs that got pushed out from 1.4 due to lack of specifics, but I see that Cww moved it back in. My main worry is that this seems like _a lot_ of work. How would the forum responses be stored? I assume you want them to be configurable? Would we need an admin interface for it?

In short, this looks like more work than you might think. Leaving it in 1.4 for now, but unprioritized. James: please work through the established priority (P1 .. P5, then unprioritized bugs).
Sorry, this one won't make it because of limited time. Moving to Future for now but let's keep this one in mind for future forum improvements.
Target Milestone: 1.4 → Future
Assignee: james → nobody
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Assignee: nobody → tobbi.bugs
Tobbi, I love what you did, but please coordinate with us before you move on. I created a feature page, to capture the purpose of this and the design to make sure we are capturing all the questions that need to be answered before we can put this in. It would be great, if you could add to it: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Support/Kitsune/features/Canned-Responses

Please feel free to ping me on IRC anytime to discuss this further.
(Assignee)

Comment 14

6 years ago
(In reply to Kadir Topal [:atopal] from comment #13)
> Tobbi, I love what you did, but please coordinate with us before you move
> on. I created a feature page, to capture the purpose of this and the design
> to make sure we are capturing all the questions that need to be answered
> before we can put this in. It would be great, if you could add to it:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Support/Kitsune/features/Canned-Responses
I added some remarks. I will also upload my code to github very soon.
(Assignee)

Comment 15

6 years ago
My repository, branch 'canned-responses':
https://github.com/tobbi/kitsune/tree/canned-responses

Diff to mozilla master:
https://github.com/tobbi/kitsune/compare/canned-responses
(Assignee)

Comment 16

6 years ago
Setting milestone to 2012.11 (and I hope I did everything right on those whiteboard markers).
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Whiteboard: u=contributor c=wiki p=3
Target Milestone: Future → 2012.11
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Whiteboard: u=contributor c=wiki p=3 → u=contributor c=forums p=3
We call the support forum "questions" :-)
Whiteboard: u=contributor c=forums p=3 → u=contributor c=questions p=3
(Assignee)

Comment 18

6 years ago
This has been fixed in https://github.com/tobbi/kitsune/commit/977d7d6631cc6822c0d1ceb6c804766ce4f009f0

Yay for fixing 4-year-old bugs!!!!! <3
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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