Differentiate and surface direct mentions in To-Do List
Problem to solve
Currently, the To-Do List includes mentions and direct mentions, among other types, without clearly differentiating these two types of To-Dos. See documentation for To-Dos and relevant slack discussion (internal).
The only subtle difference between mentions and direct mentions is almost unnoticeable. It’s a textual difference in the to-do created (...mentioned you on... vs. ...directly addressed you on...). See screenshot below and relevant documentation in https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/workflow/todos.html#directly-addressing-a-to-do.
You can already filter direct mentions but the initial page view makes it almost impossible to differentiate direct mentions without applying any filter.
|To-Do List||Direct mentions filter|
Following the relevant slack discussion (internal), it could help to have a badge with a number of direct mentions.