Add ability to 'send now' on a forum post

Bug #817373 reported by Andrew Nicols on 2011-07-28
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Bug Description

Similar to bug #817372 it would be helpful if it were possible to send a forum post immediately, rather than waiting for the post delay. This is probably much harder to display to users in a meaningful fashion though...

Changed in mahara:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Maybe not so, Andrew. Check how Moodle does it: A simple checkbox with "Send now" before the save button.

Changed in mahara:
status: New → Triaged
François Marier (fmarier) wrote :

Maybe the ability to "send now" should be restricted to a particular type of users. In Moodle I think it's only teachers that are allowed to do this.

tags: added: forums
removed: forum options post
Matt Kolb (m-kolb) wrote :

I pushed some code to Gerrit which should address this:

Addressing bug #817373 and tangentially bug #817372, this commit allows for immedate notification/sending of a post. I've followed Francois' idea of only allowing a particular group to send the post immediately (namely moderators). I've also gone a step further and added the ability to allow anyone to post immediately via a new configuration option in Site Options -> Groups -> Allow sending posts immediately

Matt Kolb (m-kolb) wrote :

Fresh updates on this, the submitted patch (per recommendation) now allows moderators/tutors/admins to "send now"

Awaiting review:

Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) on 2014-02-24
Changed in mahara:
milestone: none → 1.9.0
Changed in mahara:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2014-03-24
Changed in mahara:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2014-04-22
Changed in mahara:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: nominatedfeature
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