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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-8515

Prefixing text with a slash character suppresses username in chat.

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    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.6, 1.7
    • Fix Version/s: 1.6.5, 1.7.2, 1.8
    • Component/s: Chat
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_16_STABLE, MOODLE_17_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_16_STABLE, MOODLE_17_STABLE, MOODLE_18_STABLE

      Description

      A Moodle user, Ross Hendricks, reported the problem in this thread:

      http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=64830#292099

      If chat participants prefix their comment in chat with a slash character, their name is not displayed (this appears to be due to /whatever being treated as a special case, as with /me). Apparently some of his students are using this for annoyance purposes.

      I posted a possible fix in that thread as well, but it was a quick one-off. There may be better ways of dealing with the issue.

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            • Assignee:
              pj Jon Papaioannou
              Reporter:
              tonyhursh Tony Hursh
              Tester:
              Nobody
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Jake Dallimore, Jun Pataleta, Ryan Wyllie
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              • Created:
                Updated:
                Resolved:
                Fix Release Date:
                30/Mar/07