#8 contacts in several groups

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2009-01-03
2008-01-22
Eike
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Hi again :-)

one more suggestion: It would be nice, if a contact could be a member of several groups as it is done in "Contacts" (http://pimlico-project.org/contacts.html), for example (although I don't really like their user interface implementation of this feature...).

This was just a quick idea and is not extremely important for me, so if anyone disagrees, feel free to close this feature request.

Eike

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  • Piotr Maka
    Piotr Maka
    2008-01-22

    • priority: 5 --> 3
     
  • Piotr Maka
    Piotr Maka
    2008-01-22

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    Could you explain in which way this feature increase usability? If you really need such functionality for searching use group tags in the 'Additional field' as workaround.

     
  • Eike
    Eike
    2008-01-23

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    As I mentioned, this is not really important and probably all benefits of this feature could also be achieved using the search funtions/additional fields.

    But here's a use example I had in mind:

    Some people should belong to several groups, such as 'friends', 'uni' and 'this sports club', but now I have to decide, which one of these groups I should add this person to.

    Now I want to send an Email to all the people I know from 'this sports club' and since we don't have an mailling-list, I want Osmo to display only people belonging to 'this sports club' to find out whom I should send this email to. However, some of these people might be found in another group, e.g. 'friends' (because before I had to decide in which one group to put them) and I might forget to include them in my email.

    This example might be quite constructed ;-), but it might also illustrated my thoughts.

    This feature would not be incredibly useful to many people and if you think the coding work is not worth the benefit, then close this request of defer it until later. I am sure, you have more important and interesting features to add :-)

    Thanks for your work,
    Eike

     
  • Tomek
    Tomek
    2009-01-03

    Since R-643 we have introduced additional field per contact called 'Tags'. I know this is not a multi-group solution, but it may help you in grouping contacts :)

     
  • Eike
    Eike
    2009-01-03

    Tags will work just fine for my needs. They should do exactly what I want, thanks a lot :-)

    I guess I can close this request now, however, feel free to reopen it again if you want to remember this for the future.

     
  • Eike
    Eike
    2009-01-03

    • status: open --> closed