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Welcome to P2 Feedback

Do you have questions, feedback, suggestions or ideas for P2? This is a direct communication channel with the team developing it at Automattic.

Feel free to ask questions in your native language. Automattic has team-mates in 77 countries.

Status of plans for integration with Slack?

My team has decided to begin using Slack, so I’m interested to know more about what kind of P2-Slack integration might be possible and when. The “FAQs” page indicates that more news will be coming soon. There has also been discussion of it in posts:

Long preface to asking if there’s any news on this integration? Target date? TIA!

Writing a new post plus possible Safari bug

Hi, has something changed in regard to creating a new post on this P2 forum view page?

With this P2 I don’t see any box or anyway to obviously start writing a new post except going into the black side bar and doing New Post.

In the recent past I have used the keyboard shortcut of C but this doesn’t work for me in Safari my preferred browser – is this a bug?

Am I missing something obvious?

With my own P2 there is a “Hi username what’s happening” at the top with a New Post button. However the button only works when you are in Chrome. With Safari the button doesn’t open – again a bug?


Pre-approved Email Domains and GitHub Integration

We announced a pair of new P2 product releases over on P2 Updates and wanted to share the news here. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or thoughts on these new features.

Pre-approved Email Domains

With pre-approved emails, you can indicate that everyone who has an email for your company is welcome to join the P2. This can take out some management work for inviting and approving teammates.

That’s it. It’s pretty simple, and it can make P2 onboarding a smoother experience. Here’s the announcement and here is the help document.

GitHub to P2 Integration

If you are a software developer, there’s a good chance you use GitHub and will find this embed useful. If you are not a developer (like myself) but work with developers, you might want to let them know about the feature.

The GitHub embed is useful as it allows developers to share or broadcast what they are doing in GitHub on P2. For people who don’t have GitHub licenses, information can be silo’d there, but the GitHub integration opens up a window into GitHub.

Here’s an example:

Here’s the Github integration announcement and here is the help document.

Promoting replies / demoting posts on P2?

Would anyone else find it useful to be able to promote a reply as a separate post, and to demote a post to a reply under another post? Context & explanation, plus a technical update, follow.

I see the chronological flow of posts on a P2 as being useful for tracking the evolution of projects or helping new members get up to speed. Along the way, however, people unfamiliar with the system may post replies or snippets of thoughts in a way that might fit better as replies under posts. On the flip side, a reply may be so well thought out that it seems a shame for it to be hidden from the main view under another post. So part of the issue here is another question: Is this an issue anyone else has observed?

Obviously one solution is to manually shift these as appropriate (or delete posts that are unintentional non-sequiteurs), but that introduces other problems (whoever makes the shift is the “author” and the new post/reply will have a new timestamp). So I wondered if it might be possible to have a simple way to recategorize a reply as a post, or post as reply in the flow.

I understand from Jon in an email exchange that this is not currently technically possible. So, this post is mainly to sound out whether the concept is one that makes sense to others, and thus should be considered for development.

Examples in other worlds

The simplest example of the promote/demote concept is of course a dynamic list (ordered or unordered) such as one has in a wordprocessor or many other programs like WordPress itself: typically tab to demote, and alt-tab to promote.

Another example of promotion is the feature current on LinkedIn where, upon making a long reply to another post, one is automatically given the option to “start a new conversation” by taking the reply up a level as a separate post.


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