Support » Plugin: BuddyPress Group Email Subscription » Emails not being sent properly

  • I really like this plugin and it works well, but I have a problem that I can;t quite resolve; Not all activity in a Group Activity page is being sent to all members using the GES email handler. If member A Replies to a Comment in an Activity Stream, then Member A receives his own Email notification in the GES format, which is distinguished by having reference to the Email Settings at the bottom of the message – “Your email setting for this group is: All Email”. However, the other member(s) of the Group (i.e. Member B) doesn’t get the GES email. Instead Member B just gets a BP notification email – “Member A replied to one of your comments:”. The problem is that the link in the “Go to the discussion to reply or catch up on the conversation.” of the non-GES email, is not correct. The “Go-to-discussion” link sends Member B to Member A’s Personal Activity page as opposed to the Group Activity page. I would of course like Member B to have the same GES email as Member A (infact Member A doesn’t really need a notification email as he knows he’s just added written the Reply!). I’ve tried all sorts of configuration changes, but can’t affect the problem. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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  • Plugin Author r-a-y

    (@r-a-y)

    The “Go-to-discussion” link sends Member B to Member A’s Personal Activity page as opposed to the Group Activity page.

    That’s the way BuddyPress intended for activity permalinks to resolve at — on the member’s activity page.

    Nothing can be done on our side, without a tremendous hack.

    I advocated for group activity permalinks a long time ago, but it didn’t gain any traction.

    See https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2579 for more info.

    Thanks for the reply. This makes a nonesense of the Group mechanism. By having the Go-to-discussion link point to a Personal Activity page where anyone with the link can see what the original member is saying in other Groups (hidden, private or otherwise) is just ridiculous. What’s private about the activity in a group if anyone can access a members Personal Activity where they’ll see what the members written in any of the groups they’re a member of. A major re-think required if the value of Buddypress Groups is to be anything other than a publicly visible collection of statements that anyone with access to members Activity streams can view.

    Plugin Author r-a-y

    (@r-a-y)

    By having the Go-to-discussion link point to a Personal Activity page where anyone with the link can see what the original member is saying in other Groups (hidden, private or otherwise) is just ridiculous.

    To be fair, the activity permalink should be private if the item is supposed to be hidden. If it the activity item is still being shown even if it is private, it’s a bug and should be reported on the BuddyPress bug tracker.

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