There are two situations where a user may be marked as away from Mattermost:
- If a user is working on their computer, but is away from Mattermost (e.g. they’re working on another browser tab)
- If a user is away from their computer
Currently Mattermost marks the user away if either 1) or 2) occurs. This has a few benefits:
- Email and push notifications are sent to users if they’re away from Mattermost
- Let’s other people know they’re working on something outside of Mattermost, potentially reducing distractions
However, some users feel that a user should be marked as away only for the second case - if the user is working on their computer, they would be marked online even if they’re not at their computer.
Posting here for thoughts from the community, does anyone have preference on when a user is marked away?