Masto meta; urgent 

The Direct Messages on Masto are broken in a way that is potentially dangerous

It has happened more than once that someone has tried to contact me in my admin persona about another user using a "Direct" privacy toot

And they try to talk *about* the other person

But Masto helpfully auto-fills their name, so now they're *in* the conversation

And suddenly someone who absolutely should NOT be in a private conversation is added by accident

Masto meta; urgent 

@bgcarlisle So? Don't use the @ then or do a space. That's not a bug. As well as forgetting to set a message to direct instead of public.


Masto meta; urgent 

@alsternerd The fact that there's a workaround that a user can eventually figure out doesn't mean it's not a very serious bug—if this is something that new users *think* they're doing correctly and they don't get it right *the first time*, it's potentially dangerous

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