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    Group mention for HipChat

    Group mention for HipChat

    Define an alias

    Easily mention groups of people

    See all aliases

    Use the "/alias set" command to define a group alias

    Use an alias to mention large groups of people with a few key strokes

    See a list of all aliases defined for the room

    Define an alias

    Easily mention groups of people

    See all aliases

    Use the "/alias set" command to define a group alias

    Use an alias to mention large groups of people with a few key strokes

    See a list of all aliases defined for the room

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    by Ali Bagheri on 2016-07-15
    some really basic additional commands would help greatly - like being able to add or remove individual members.
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    by Remi Broemeling on 2016-06-30
    The most disappointing part of this integration is that it is written by Atlassian: it is written by the company actually in a position to implement aliases _correctly_, not by some stand-alone entity that only has access to the HipChat integration API. Aliases (a.k.a. communication groups, chat lists, etc.) should be built directly into the HipChat interface: when mentioning an @group, the message should appear in the channel unchanged, and the @group should act as an @-mention for all of the people in the group. Atlassian can do this -- no-one else can, but Atlassian can. Instead of doing that, Atlassian gives us "AliasBot", which is awful. It appears to be more of a tech demo of their integrations than something actually useful or usable. - by echoing the same message back to the room with the alias replaced by the recipients, AliasBot effectively halves the Signal-to-Noise ratio of the communication that it is involved in. - AliasBot _obviously_ doesn't scale: large groups of recipients end up with dozens (or more) of @-mentions in the text, which makes a horrible mess of what is supposed to be a communications medium. - AliasBot is non-global: an alias setup in one room is not accessible in other rooms. This is very ambiguous and confusing, as the standard way that we would like to use these aliases is to convey departmental (or team) membership, and those very much transcend room boundaries. This is an add-on that would be poor if an external entity published it. For Atlassian, the company directly in the position to actually solve this problem correctly, it is just inexcusable.
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    by Patrick Zahnd on 2016-04-07
    [could be optimised] It multiplies messages and in the multiplied message, it mentions each member in the alias. However, it should rather work like e.g. the @all alias. [feat req +1] If possible, the aliases should show up in the tab-completion list. [feat req +1] Global aliases, preferably linked to AD groups so membership is maintained automatically. [feat req +1] To have the ability to add global aliases (while still having local aliases). So @teamname should work across all rooms, if added as a global alias. This feature is so much needed, it should actually be implemented into HipChat itself.
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    by Danny Kimsey on 2016-02-29
    [feat req] If possible, the aliases should show up in the tab-completion list. [feat req] Global aliases, preferably linked to AD groups so membership is maintained automatically.
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    by Magnus Hedemark on 2015-12-01
    It works, but it's kind of a clunky maintenance nightmare. Two things this integration really needs: 1. To add globally to all rooms. 2. To have the ability to add global aliases (while still having local aliases). So @teamname should work across all rooms, if added as a global alias.
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    Versions

    HipChat Cloud Released 2015-10-26

    Summary

    Minor version update

    Details

    Minor version update

    Versions

    Version 1.2.0-AC HipChat Server 1.2.8 - 1.4.3 Released 2015-10-26

    Summary

    Version compatible with HipChat Cloud and Server

    Installation

    1. Log into your HipChat instance.
    2. From the main horizontal menu, click on Integrations. The integration screen loads
    3. Locate Alias. The screen contains add-on versions compatible with your HipChat instance.
    4. Hover over the add-on and click the + symbol to install. Then follow on-screen instructions. If your add-on can only be installed by an administrator, you will see a prompt. Otherwise, choose a room you own to install the add-on.
    5. You're all set!

    To find older Alias versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

    Click on Get it now to be redirected to your HipChat instance to install this add-on. Then follow on-screen instructions. If your add-on can only be installed by an administrator, you will see a prompt. Otherwise, choose a room you own to install the add-on.

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