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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-69679

New toggle option to allow/disallow message sending between users

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.7.7, 3.8.4, 3.9.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Messages
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_37_STABLE, MOODLE_38_STABLE, MOODLE_39_STABLE

      Description

      Currently, there is no option to allow/disallow message sending between users. This creates confusion on the expected behavior to enable/disable under the "Personal messages between users" option under Notification settings (Site Administration > Messaging > Notification Settings).

       In the codes, there is a config variable "moodle_instantmessage_disabled" that seems to be responsible for two kinds of switches:

      (1) whether message sending is disabled entirely
      (2) whether message is sent and the notification is disabled (reminder feature will stay silent)

      In MDL-68070, a fix is proposed to allow messages be sent but notification to be suppressed. As related to this fix, we suggest to include a new toggle option to allow/disallow message sending between users, with the introduction of a new config variable (so as not to overload the use of "moodle_instantmessage_disabled"). The addition of the new toggle option should provide clarity to cover the two possible cases mentioned above.

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              Reporter:
              simonmok_beenet Simon Mok
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              Component watchers:
              Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Ilya Tregubov, Sara Arjona (@sarjona)
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