Here is a link the tracker post:
Would love any/all input and would love to see in moodle core in the future!
I think it will become redundant in 2.0. It would be a handy thing on the moodle.org forums in particular.
It is highly ironic that they guy who wrote this block does not see forum posts. If his block were available for this forum, he could easily see any new posts about his work at a glance.
Our students do everything on Facebook because it has this kind of functionality. It makes online conversations easy. Moodle forums need this because it gives them a bit of the functionality of Facebook. Please put this into the core so that my administrators will install it at my school. Thanks.
Thanks Anthony. Sorry so late in my reply (several years) looking to upgrade to 2.2 in the future and curious if this was included in 2.0. Will have to stop being lazy and check. I sure hope so - it has brought SO MUCH MORE interaction and engagement in forums to our course. I could not live without it! I will go ahead and make a post to the tracker, although I know it is a bit late but worth a shot!