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What does the option to get someone help do?

As the title says. I noticed it while poking at Zorba's profile, and clicked the button thinking it would tell me what it does. All I got was "help message sent". So uh, sorry @ZorbaTHut. But seriously, what does that button do?

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It spams them annoyingly :V I gotta remove it, just haven't done so yet.


I think in general I'm okay with those - I don't think I've ever warned for one - but at the same time, there's a limit on how much of that should happen, and if it gets spammy we might start grumbling about it.

I really want to add some kind of Reaction system, kind of loosely modeled off Discord's, with some Motte-appropriate set of reactions. I think that might fill some of the gap between "upvote" and "low-effort thankyou reply".

High-effort thankyou replies are, of course, always allowed :D

tl;dr: Go for it if you want, we'll let you know if it's getting to be too much.


I kinda like the idea as a reporting feature, along the lines of "I don't think this comment requires mod action, but it may benefit from mod support/feedback/supervision/private conversation."

Are we going to be zero nonsense?

Not zero, but definitely less than rdrama, and carefully chosen nonsense.

I am very excited about Mottizan nonsense. Don't overthink it.

Jokes are one thing. Jokes that are not obviously jokes are another.

it's a copy of the reddit feature to send someone a wholesome validation mental health support / suicide hotline phone number, to use as a joke. from the rdrama codebase. doesn't matter

It’s one of the thousands of fun rDrama features! I think they just forgot to remove it with the rest of them, though. Stay strong Mottizens.

I'm not sure, but to help I clicked it a million times on your profile

Thank you, I have received the help. I was visited by about a million Mr. Meseeks, who are helping me to take a few strokes off my golf game.

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