I would like the ability to create groups and create comments targeting them
In nearest future we are going to implement new permission model and Groups (so far we call them Permission Groups) will be a part of this model, so you will be able to have groups for people. Group notification sounds like a good extension!
Can I make a request for permissions/groups, when you get round to implementing:
make ‘group’ behave like a traditional type in as many ways as possible (with it’s own fields, like users) so that, for example, a specific group (e.g. “Developers”) can be used like a traditional entity: can be mentioned, linked to, used in formulas, etc.
There could be so many potential benefits, e.g. dynamic/automatic group membership using indirect rules, group histories, automation effects, e.g. when a user is assigned to a group, various side-effects are triggered.
Maybe this was always your plan, I hope so.
Please don’t just relegate groups to being a simple multi-select field within the user type
That is exactly what we are planning to do
of course, I should have guessed that your solution would be well thought through