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Re: Wire Posts in bp 1.2

Some really nice points guys. I think there is some way to go to perfect how this will work.

I’m not worried about the current implementation since it very very simple. It’s just a filter on the content that is posted to look for @mentions. It’s not storing anything and the @ notation only acts as way to *notify* a user, it is not “sending” them a message in reality, so it doesn’t need to store a reference. It’s not like Twitter where it has to store a chain of @messages that all relate to one another since you can directly reply to the message with a comment. When you do that then a reference is stored.

I do love the simplicity though. It’s just a text box, no messing with extra boxes for tags, who it’s to, etc, etc. No UI bloat, I think that’s a beautiful thing.

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