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  1. extend the "Manage Members" console to delete and configure a users profile

    In some cases it could happen that a profile is broken or an administrator wants to completely remove a user from the system. (one example could be that an account was hacked an the system was fully spammed with senseless messages. Another example could be a test user and its messages).
    An administrator should therefore be able to completely remove all arrears of such a users from the system. Furthermore he should be able to manage a user Profile to be able to disable notifications as an attendee or insert Profile Pictures to accounts.

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  2. Support UTF-8 characters in username

    Add support for UTF-8 characters in username, so non-English users can use their name as a username.

    From: https://github.com/mattermost/platform/issues/1528

    31 votes
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  3. include a Trace option in the logging modes.

    We were having an issue that was causing Mattermost to continually crash for no apparently reason. Nothing was consistent in the log files, debug didn't give enough information, heck I even did an strace on the PID and wasn't able to get anything useful. A Trace option should include DB calls, perhaps a transaction ID to link the API call to the DB call...

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  4. improve profile images by offering arbitrary size with cropping/centering

    from https://github.com/mattermost/platform/issues/1981, Currently you have to click a button in order to select and image, and it has to be a rectangular image already. Instead, it makes sense to do things more like twitter or flickr, where you can either click-to-browse or just drag-and-drop an image onto the UI, and then the UI gives you the option to crop and scale, so you can pick any image and then just select the rectangular subsection you want to have act as your profile picture.

    13 votes
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  5. make administrators get a notification when new channels were created

    When users create new channels, there currently seems to be no notification emails send to administrators neither when a new channel is added nor who this channel added. This prevents administrators from being informed proactively about misbehaviours of users (i.e. if users create non corporate/private information exchanges on the system). A moderator feature would be very appreciated to help the IT securing itself and not having to explain the CEO why there is a public channel for exchanging illegal content, for example.

    9 votes
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  6. Secure direct messages using TextSecure/Axolotl algorithms

    Secure direct messages (and may be messages in private groups) using TextSecure/Axolotl algorithms. Unlike OTR protocol this will enable sending secure offline messages. I think TextSecure library could be used https://github.com/janimo/textsecure

    17 votes
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  7. make private chats able to authorize users based on ldap groups

    In corporate Environments often closed discussions take place between persons whose users already exist within predefined ldap groups. For Mattermost it would make sense to authorize users for private channels using such existing ldap groups.

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  8. Ability to export all of a specific user's content when required for compliance

    From: https://github.com/mattermost/platform/issues/2291

    In corporate environments it is sometimes necessary on legal grounds to check an employees communication. Usually the management asks the IT therefor to deliver ones communication. Currently an administrator is neither able to view the existing private chats from any user nor is there an export function to extract all users content from the database

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  9. Mattermost/doc i18n support with sphinx-intl

    Hi. I am programmer in Japanese.

    I think that I also want to contribute to a great product called Mattermost, I am writing this in poor English. please forgive me.

    My suggestion is "Mattermost/doc i18n support". Mattermost/doc using sphinx, because I thought that can be easily implements with "sphinx-intl".
    ref: http://www.sphinx-doc.org/en/stable/intl.html

    I made PR (protorype), I hope you will discuss it.
    https://github.com/mattermost/docs/pull/80

    sincerely.

    p.s.

    This is my first contribute working, and my English is so poor, please forgive me if I say something rude.

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  10. email notifications for new messages and for channel joins look alike and have a similar email notification subject

    This behaviour leads to that one could not see at first sight which type of message the notification was for, because the email subject is always "New Mention on...".
    It would be more informating and appropriate to choose a email subject that makes clear at first sight which kind of mention the notification is about. (channel join, user disabling, mention, etc)
    In my opinion a channel join is no mention in sense of a new message. There is a difference between a new message and other System activities and this should be clear withing the notification email.
    Maybe ist reasonable…

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  11. add support for syslog output

    It's a pain to deal with many scattered logfiles, so syslog support would be a welcome alternative.
    The only extra configuration despite enabling, and the loglevel should be the syslog facility.
    https://github.com/mattermost/platform/issues/1820

    4 votes
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  12. make an admin be able to differ between inactive and disabled users

    The problem of the current situation is, that an administrator yet is only able to set an user account status to "inactive". This means more a disabling of the user, because the user is in no longer able to log in. In fact, he is locked out.
    It would be more appropriate to rename the status "inactive" to "disabled".

    A new status "inactive" should be introduced where a user is in fact using the featureset of a "team edition". No license is acuired for this user and he doesn't get any push notifications anymore until he logs in again. By…

    2 votes
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  13. Link go binary statically

    Official docker library images are moving to alpine: https://www.brianchristner.io/docker-is-moving-to-alpine-linux/ There are many good reasons to follow.

    Alpine is statically linked and uses musl instead of glibc. The current release builds are not completely statically linked. In theory it should be really easy; replace

    go build

    with

    CGO_ENABLED=0 go build

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  14. Sync between redundant servers

    In 2015, GitHub user titanous proposed adding support for more than one instance of the API server. (https://github.com/mattermost/platform/issues/402) It was suggested that it would be added before the 1.0 release, but the issue has since been closed without any changes. Since I didn't see this feature requested in this forum, I thought I would post it so that the community can vote on it.
    I work with a team of five, all of whom have personal servers, one of which hosts our Mattermost instance. It would be useful for us if we could host as many as five…

    7 votes
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  15. Allow interactive markdown components

    Allow clickable markdown links to interact with the channel/app. Ideally bots or services posting markdown components could embed clickable links which could populate the users text input and/or automatically post an outgoing webhook message for the user.

    33 votes
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  16. Don't show 'More' channels if none are available

    Currently, the channel list will show 'More...' as the last item in the list.

    If there are no further channels created in the team, then this item performs no function other than to confuse users. New channels are obviously created by using the '+' icon at the top of the channel list.

    5 votes
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  17. Adding the posting user to the post markup, to enable filtering

    posted in http://forum.mattermost.org/t/marking-posts-with-the-user-who-posted-it/912, was told to post it here instead:

    I've been playing with mattermost a bit and noticed that posts are not currently marked as having been posted by a specific user - the only element inside a post that identifies the poster is the UserProfile component deep inside the post component tree, so it would be very nice if a component tagged its top with a class like "post__wrapper " for easy chat log filtering: some things that this would unlock:


    • hard/soft ignore lists

    • hard/soft 'never miss...' lists

    • hiding everyone-but-X posts to find information in the backlog
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  18. Multi-tag channels / tag creation on the fly

    I am not sure if this has been implemented or not:

    What I am looking for is the possibility of participants to subscribe to certain tags and create meta-channels that participants can generate by selecting multiple tags.

    (I would like to use Mattermost to allow for informal discussions at my research institutes - across different research groups. The idea is to find common interests, needs, etc.)

    6 votes
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  19. allow per-user settings for showing links inline or not, ideally per content type

    from https://github.com/mattermost/platform/issues/1983, While it can be nice to have links to images, youtube videos, etc. that display inline autoexpand to the media that they link to, it would be extremely useful to have a way to turn that off, so that you just get a link instead of losing a massive amount of chat because of the inline media block.

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  20. Channel modes

    We tend to use the channels in two different ways. Some channels are for chat; a stream of short messages. Other channels have more in-depth messages (like explanations, articles, meeting notes, etc.). In those latter channels, to communication focuses less on a single stream, and more on the replies.

    Currently Mattermost solely focuses on chat streams (chat mode), having replies as an option (literally on the side).

    I want to suggest an extra mode: topic mode. It differs from the chat mode in the sense that:
    - The main might only show the topics (first level messages), not the replies. …

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