[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5922: Private Message Sent-to dropdown broken

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Fri Oct 3 15:01:33 UTC 2014

#5922: Private Message Sent-to dropdown broken
 Reporter:  SeeingBlueS2  |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Messaging     |     Version:  2.1
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback  |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * keywords:   => dev-feedback
 * severity:  major => normal


 Bingo. That's the issue.

 The default behavior for the Messages autocomplete is to return results
 for Friends only.
 /bp-legacy/buddypress-functions.php#L1405 However, this results in an
 error when the Friends component is disabled

 SeeingBlueS2, for your purposes, the workaround is to manually set
 autocomplete to "all" instead of "friends". Put the following line in your
 wp-config.php, anywhere above the "That's it" line:


 DJPaul and other devs - The better end-user experience here may be to
 default to autocomplete_all when Friends is disabled. However, this has
 potential privacy issues (should you be able to guess at other site
 members?) and potential scaling issues (autocomplete_all will not perform
 well with many thousands of users). Do you think we should do anything
 about this?

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5922#comment:14>
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