Support » Plugin: Buoy » Disable the safety information modal

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  • Plugin Author Meitar

    (@meitar)

    Well, it’s possible if you write your own code, but there’s no mechanism for doing this in the Buoy plugin settings.

    Why do you want to remove this screen?

    Thanks for your response. Well, since there is an entry for this information on the dashboard menu, I think I dont need that screen. If I am wrong and this screen becomes a real need, I can bring it back.

    Meanwhile I could locate this function in buoy.js line 152. I just removed the word “show” and the screen doesnt appear anymore.

    Plugin Author Meitar

    (@meitar)

    Yes, the safety information can be accessed at any time through its item in the Menu, but not everyone knows to look there. Note that the safety information only appears automatically for alerters, not responders. The default behavior ensures that someone who activates an alert is still presented with hopefully useful information even before someone from their team responds to their alert.

    Without this modal, someone who sends an alert may find themselves in a chat room, alone, and without any potentially helpful information presented to them by the Buoy admin. For that reason, we don’t recommend disabling this screen.

    If you have suggestions for how to address this issue through improved usability or user experience design, we would love to hear it.

    If you have suggestions for how to address this issue through improved usability or user experience design, we would love to hear it.

    I think it would be good to give the possibility to disable this screen.

    Buoy is an excellent tool which can help people; why limit it to emergencies? One can repurpose it for other social needs for example against poverty.
    Poor people search opportunities to buy cheap. A person could alert their teams about a lot of products at discount prices, about flash sellings, and even free products for ex: seminars. Buoy would be very useful in case of offers with a deadline, ex: promotions for some days.
    For poor people every cent counts.

    As many admins can repurpose Buoy, some of them may not need this screen. For example I need Buoy for professionnal emergencies, but there are so many professions with special needs and I dont really know what to suggest as safety information.

    Another idea would be this screen to be customizable by the alerter (not the admin). So if someone wants to send an alert they will be presented with their own tel numbers and emergency plan.

    Plugin Author Meitar

    (@meitar)

    I think it would be good to give the possibility to disable this screen.

    Buoy is an excellent tool which can help people; why limit it to emergencies?

    How does the safety information modal limit the tool to emergencies or prevent people from repurposing it for other uses? It seems to me like if you’re not in an emergency, ignoring this screen is less of a bother than if you are in an emergency and need to see safety information but don’t.

    Another idea would be this screen to be customizable by the alerter (not the admin).

    Yes, this is already a proposal we are working towards in future versions. You can track our progress on the issue here.

    How does the safety information modal limit the tool to emergencies or prevent people from repurposing it for other uses? It seems to me like if you’re not in an emergency, ignoring this screen is less of a bother than if you are in an emergency and need to see safety information but don’t.

    I didnt propose to remove the screen, but giving an option to disable it. I dont think I know all other people needs and what bothers them. When my site will be in production I will just ask them: “Do you want that screen or not?” And I will let them decide.

    Yes, this is already a proposal we are working towards in future versions. You can track our progress on the issue here.

    Good news, thanks!

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