Ah, wasn’t aware there was prior discussion on this one - sorry!
Am I right in summarising the current situation as:
- Bots do not appear in the autocomplete list at all
- Bots cannot be @-mentioned. It might appear that they can be, since the mention might link to an organisation / user with the same name, but they can’t be
That’s a little sad, but I can see how it would be non-trivial to change. In an ideal world, I’d want:
- Bots appear in the autocomplete list, with a
- When @-mentioned, the
@app-name[bot] link goes to a profile page for the bot, that basically just says it’s a bot. This is obviously the bit that would need some work
I don’t think it’s a big deal, but my argument for supporting @-mentioning bots is that it’s the natural flow for requesting them to do something. I don’t see much of a downside, especially if the page linked to explains that the app owners won’t have been notified unless they’re listening in on webhooks.
Like I said, no big deal - just wanted to make sure you had the feedback. Would be keen to hear @Keno’s thoughts, too.