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Introducing Posting Options

By Andrei Soroker

This post describes how to control the way a message author's name appears in rooms or channels connected with Sameroom.

Some options are configurable through the web interface only, while others are also accessible via -sameroom commands.

Each Tube listed on the Manage page has one settings gear per side:

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(Note: if you are not the owner of one of the sides, you will only see one settings gear, on your side of the Tube.)

If you click on a gear, you'll see a list of options:

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Let's go over these in detail.

(Note: each Portal has a settings gear as well—its settings serve as defaults for all [new] Tubes created through it.)

Will you be the only one posting messages to this room?

If you're using Sameroom as an individual, to minimize the number of communication apps you have to deal with, you don't have to worry about retaining the attribution of your messages when they appear on the other side—they all come from you.

Commands
-sameroom format — Show current format
-sameroom format off — Equivalent to Yes above

Post with username or display name?

Some services (Slack, for example) let you specify both your display name and a username. This option lets you specify which version should is used to post messages.

This addresses a popular feature request: use Slack username instead of display name when posting to IRC.

Commands
-sameroom format — Show current format
-sameroom format dispname — Use display name
-sameroom format username — Use username
-sameroom format dispname username — Use both

Hide team name?

For services that support teams, you can let the other side see your team name with your messages. Choose "Yes" if you prefer to hide your team name.

Commands
-sameroom format — Show current format
-sameroom dispname team — Use display name with team
-sameroom username team — Use username with team
-sameroom username dispname team — Use username and display name with team

(Omit team from commands to exclude.)

Post system messages to this room?

If you don't want your client or partner to know that you're using Sameroom to talk to them, you can prevent Sameroom from posting any system messages to their room. Note: this setting is set to "No" for Skype by default.

Relay options

These options help you configure one-directional Tubes. This is a good solution for archiving.

For example, if you want to back up all messages from a Skype group to a channel in Slack, but don't want the risk of any messages going in the other direction—use "Do not relay messages from this room" on the Slack side.

Bonus: the -sameroom format command

If you don't have access to the Sameroom account responsible for managing the Tube, which is expected with the Enterprise product, you can view and modify most posting options with -sameroom commands.

-sameroom format — Show current format

-sameroom format <format option> — Set posting format for a room.

The possible format options are off, dispname, username, dispname team, username team, dispname username, dispname username team.


If you have any questions about posting options, reach out on Twitter!.

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