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It would be great if you could hold down Control and select multiple people to start a conversation with them without creating a new private team, similar to the way you can do it on Skype.
For this, of course, you would need a more convenient list of people to choose from.
(Perhaps the Search on the top-left should be extended to include sub-categories, e.g. searching for messages or searching for people, although I would also want it to work from the list of direct chats I have at present; i.e. I would like to select people from there).
As admin, we regularly deactivate users after projects get completed. When teams get very big, the only way for us to reliably look up users is using the registered email they used when we sent out the invite. Otherwise, all a user needs to do is to change username and email address to stay in the Ryver org.
Restricting users from changing email adds will solve a lot of user management issues.
It would be useful if there was an icon for each user below the last post a user has viewed. This would allow other users to know who has seen their post. Sometimes even if a user is not idle, they may not notice a post and then never look at that forum.
Displaying only the day of the week and not the complete date doesn't make sense for older messages. Looking at the screenshot below, you'd think that the "Wednesday 9:52pm" message was sent yesterday, but it's actually months old. If a post is older than 1 week, it should display the date instead. "9/21/2016 9:52pm" makes much more sense in this context.
It would be nice to be able to pick a specific date and time versus needing to add the exact number of hours from the current time into the future. Ex. If it is 4:40 pm my time and I say remind me in 1 day it will remind me tomorrow at 4:40 pm. If I want it to remind me at 8am the next day I would have to set it for 15 hours which would return it at 7:40 am. Not an issue if it is just one day but from Friday to Monday it becomes challenging. :-)
We would like to assign the Display Name for all Guest accounts so that it is obvious to our members that a Guest is present without needing to open the side panel. We would like this to be something the guest can not change and is only available to Admins for alteration.
When doing code shares, these can be long snippets. Many times the comments within the main post, along with shared pics or links, are tedious to navigate. So if a collapse button were to be right next to the top line of code to collapse only the code between the back-ticks, this would be sweet! (Method Ex.:)
If it doesn't already exist, it would be nice to have a mechanism for quickly showing new Ryver users (web) how to use the system. I'm envisioning overlays that appear the first time a new user logs in to show them key features.
We have found in our group that many new users haven't discovered that the "Open Forums" link is clickable, as surprising as this sounds. As a result, their sidebar isn't populated with forums and they aren't even aware that discussions are taking place all around them.
It would be nice if overlays appeared when they first signed on (or perhaps every time they sign on until they enter a forum) encouraging them to click on the Open Forums list to enter the ones that appear interesting to them. Once they do this, perhaps another overlay could appear to point out how the forum is now in their sidebar and how it will change color when new content appears.
In the case of using a forum as a forum of posts, it would be nice to be able to set the view to posts by default instead of chat
It would be nice if you could add a button to help with formatting of chat messages. I think this would be very useful for people who are not used to markdown. It could be something as simple as a quick-help button that explains it. However I think the solution I would prefer is that you select some text and then click a button that pops up a menu with all formating to choose from.
- Currently there's no way to assign a task to a User when creating a Task in Personal Tasks or in Direct Messages. You can do that only from Teams and Forums (VERY BAD!!!). You should be able to assign tasks to any users from ANYWHERE on Ryver.
- The Ryver /task command only brings up the task creation form popup. It would be much better if using the /task command you could:
- Assign the task to one of more @users and have the asignees already appear in the task creation form once you press Enter.
- Write the Subject of the Task and have it already appear in the task creation form once you press Enter.
- Write the due date in Plain English (Friday 11:35 am, in 2 days, in 3 weeks, in 4 hours, etc) and have the due date already assigned in the task creation form once you press enter.
- Have the user pick a default due date (could be, for example, "Tomorrow 9 am" or "Tomorrow same time" and whenever no date info is entered in the command, have Ryver auto-assign the default due date.
- Once a Task is created, Ryver only gives a confirmation that such task was created if it was created in the user's own chat section and not when a task is created in a team of forum. And the confirmation is not editable. Instead, confirmations should:
- ALWAYS appear wherever you are. If on another users chat, it should appear but stating "only visible to you". In Forums or Teams it could appeare normally so everybody sees it.
- Should have the option to edit the task. You should be able to quickly assign to other users, change title, change description, change due date, etc, etc.
Examples of a very useful Ryver Task creation command would be:
- /task @user1 in 3 days SujectOfTheTask
- /task @user1 @user2 in 4 hours SubjectOfTheTask
- /task @user3 next Thursday SubjectOfTheTask
- /task @user4 the first Monday of next month SubjectOfTheTask
The documentation for deploying a hubot bot is very poor. It would be nice to see better documentation for writing a Hubot script and deploying it. Even better, if there would be something like a marketplace where the community can share their bots/scripts. This way you can expand Ryver functionality for very low cost, and the users have more features available!
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