A group of friends and myself recently decided to part ways on a relatively friendly manner, leaving shared discord servers, blocking eachother and moving on with things as appropriately.
While going through the old ‘chats and groups’ thing on Battle.net, I managed by fatfingering a keyboard while closing old chats to discover that Despite being removed/blocked on both ends, I am still able to send and recieve messages from said friends group and vice versa.
While I did file a bug report on the battle.net forums (those are dead) Are there any expected repercussions I should worry about here as this was clearly unintentional.
No, Not that I am aware of, The messages that were sent was ‘2’ and ‘32’ that was it before I closed the chat group itself, As I said, It was a bit of a fat finger and nothing more, Though It certainly seems odd that such a capacity to send messages exists on the desktop platform
I was a little unclear, I mean we are still able to send direct messages to eachother as-well, So long as it is done through the desktop client and ONLY the desktop client, Everything else seems to function as accordingly but the desktop client doesn’t seem to care.
as in so long as you were friends at a battle.net level at one stage, And had an open direct message with eachother, Once you are no longer friends, You are still able to message eachother provide you don’t close the ‘direct message’ window.
The Desktop client is separate from the in-game friends lists. You would have to make sure to remove the person from your Bnet client friends list too.
AH! So that is how it happened. What an unexpected find! It sounds like an oversight in that removing a friend does not close the past chat window AND it can still be used to send messages. I get why they would not auto close it, as some people want access to the history to review it/screenshot, etc.
Yeah, I would actually consider that a minor bug. It means the user has to close the current open Direct Message chat window after removing the friend to completely shut communications off.
Of course, I don’t work there, and the Battlenet team who actually codes the app does not come to the forums. If you have not already, be sure to add that last part to your bug report thread - edit your post in it to add it. That should make it very clear to the Bnet team what you experienced.
We do, something like that falls under Ongoing Harassment, but it would need to be reported as such by someone who felt that you were harassing them, or vice versa.
It definitely is an interesting situation, but if you’ve removed them as B.net/Btag friends and have stopped communicating, there shouldn’t be any issues, especially if no one is reporting the behavior as harassing.
I don’t think It would be harrassing myself, But if you do get a free moment, Feel free to sling the bug report the devs way, Sometimes these things do slip under the rug when it comes to big platforms since it’s not something most would think of.
Already taken care of and posted in the right place. They had done that before coming here. All good. It is a bit of an odd behavior for the app and probably not intended behavior. I am also really glad it was mentioned, because I could see it coming up in CS tickets related to Ongoing Harassment that people might file. CS awareness is good in this case, even if they don’t pass on bug reports.