Masto meta; urgent 

The Direct Messages on Masto are broken in a way that is potentially dangerous

It has happened more than once that someone has tried to contact me in my admin persona about another user using a "Direct" privacy toot

And they try to talk *about* the other person

But Masto helpfully auto-fills their name, so now they're *in* the conversation

And suddenly someone who absolutely should NOT be in a private conversation is added by accident

Masto meta; urgent 

@bgcarlisle So? Don't use the @ then or do a space. That's not a bug. As well as forgetting to set a message to direct instead of public.

Masto meta; urgent 

@alsternerd @bgcarlisle User interfaces that lay traps for users are broken and need to be fixed.

It doesn't matter whether it's working "as intended", if the intent itself was flawed.

This isn't hard to fix, the hard part will be convincing the devs that their current design has bad enough side-effects that it should be reconsidered.


Masto meta; urgent 

@HerraBRE @bgcarlisle So the easiest fix is to just not use @ for adding. If the UI tries to make a username out of every word, yes that should be changed.

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