I'm excited to announce a new feature we've been working on: response templates!
This feature was first requested by our community moderators. They explained that they were regularly finding themselves running into situations where they would need to reply with a similar type of comment. For instance: welcoming a new member, explaining the usage of a tag, describing how a site mechanic works, or providing any other type of similar constructive feedback. We’re even providing a special option that allows trusted moderators to reply as Sloan, our community mascot.
However, using response templates isn’t just for moderators. All community members can take advantage of the feature to help save time when posting comments. Hopefully this new functionality helps you save time if you find yourself frequently sharing similar tips, posting a list of resources, etc.
To set your response templates, you can visit your settings page.
How exactly do you use a response template? In a comment form, you'll see a new "document" button. Click that, and it will show your response templates available to use:
Once you click insert, it will paste the template into the comment form. If you have something written already, it will ask you if you want to overwrite it.
Next up, we'll be adding this feature to help support our tag moderators as they make tag adjustments.
As always, we're open to suggestions on how to make improvements here. Please feel free to open an issue if you have any comments or questions, or leave a comment on this post.
Happy coding! ❤️