On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 01:44 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Yes, and it feels perfect to me as is for that reason.It's greyed out til you activate it - like on other sites.
And as Sarah mentions, once you click to activate it you do get "reply to sender" written on the button that before had "reply to group" or vice-versa.
I get zero complaints about this aspect of the interface on my end for what it's worth.
I am fine with the way things are.
While Direct Message and Private Message are somewhat used interchangeably, there are subtleties.
I think DM's are DM's when they are not part of a topic. Sent as stand alone direct messages to a member from a member. They are more intimate.
You are essentially starting a conversation where there was none.
Whereas private replies are replies to topics which are sent privately and are in a context of a group discussion/chat.
Also, while you could call them both DM's, that "private" button would look weird and not intuitive if instead of "private" it said "direct" or "DM" - not everyone knows yet what DM stands for even if it's used freely as a verb these days.