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Highlight Words, for Custom Notifications / Mentions

Allow users to provide a comma separated list of words that will trigger a notification, so you will be notified if someone is talking about you without using the @mention syntax, or if you have a nickname that people often refer to you as besides your username.

In Slack, these are called Highlight Words, and your username minus the @ is automatically one.

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  • merlinmerlin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be very useful for Pokemon Go groups. Everyone has different Pokemon they are hunting for and might only care about alerts for those

  • MetaKnight145MetaKnight145 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would also be completely necessary to have the option to get notifications for messages from specific people along with this..

  • ShriektheMighty (ze/hir)ShriektheMighty (ze/hir) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was honestly very surprised that discord didn't have this feature. If I had to choose between slack and discord, not being able to pick highlight words in discord would make me choose slack, no question.

  • AvalaiAvalai commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a fantastic addition. I've really missed this feature in Discord when coming from some other chat platforms.

  • ttcoronattcorona commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please do this! It would be great to be able to get a notification when a specific word is said in a channel, e.g an item in a game's marketplace

  • RatedMForMemesRatedMForMemes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd like an option to enable/disable notifications for certain keywords, for example, if there's a certain subject you want to keep tabs on, you could be notified if its mentioned, or disable notifications, even mentions, so long as a word is in the message

  • CutCut commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolutely vital feature (especially for anyone transitioning from IRC... ;)).

  • ShadduraShaddura commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a bear enthusiast, I am saddened by all the bear-related conversations I miss out. I could really use a way to get notified whenever someone talks about bears, so I can join the discussion.

  • BreyerBreyer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is an important feature common among IRC/chat clients that is sorely missed here. Please make it a higher priority.

  • professorplywoodprofessorplywood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    V important Functionality - would like to be able to filter notifications more finely. A list of words too would be nice

  • ravengeravenge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great on the notifications customisation for each #channel or server to have a "Keywords" notification. Eg how you can get notifications for only @mentions or suppress @here and @everyone you could have a checkbox for "keywords" and a box to enter custom keywords.

  • KanegasiKanegasi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please! I maintain a few WeakAuras and would like to be notified if anyone is talking about them or asking for a WeakAura that I can do. Instead of just simple words, I would also like the option to notify if a single message contains all of a handful of certain words. For example, I have a Potion of Old War during Crusade WeakAura. I would like a message that contains the words "potion, old, war, & crusade" to notify me.

  • LSamaLSama commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This, please. I have one server I'm on where I'm known by a nickname that is not my username, so having this would be really nice for when people refer to me by said nickname.

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