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#1 2012-06-17 10:47:26

Tunafish
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pm messages not being read

Last week I've send pm's to several people. They've only read these messages after being notified in a forum post.
Would it be possible to receive an email when you've a new pm?


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#2 2012-06-17 10:58:57

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Re: pm messages not being read

I think this is at discretion of the individual users, look at the Settings page of your profile:

E-mail settings
[x] Display your e-mail address to other users.
[ ] Hide your e-mail address but allow e-mail via the forum.
[ ] Hide your e-mail address and disallow e-mail via the forum.

Or is this only for the "Email" link below the avatar?

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#3 2012-06-17 11:05:26

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Re: pm messages not being read

machinebacon wrote:

Or is this only for the "Email" link below the avatar?

I think it is.


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#4 2012-06-17 11:31:42

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Re: pm messages not being read

Oh yes, I just tried it with yours. If I click your "E-mail" it brings me to a page which looks like the PM section and offers to send it as e-mail.

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#5 2012-06-17 11:36:58

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Re: pm messages not being read

yes, i think there is an option to send a user a regular email. however, i'm not sure whether that option is available for all, or just for me because i am a mod :S

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#6 2012-06-17 11:39:53

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Re: pm messages not being read

Based on this bug-report my guess is that mail-notifications are an extension on PunBB-software and isn't installed here?


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#7 2012-06-17 18:42:35

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Re: pm messages not being read

^ Correct, it is not installed (AFIK).


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#8 2012-06-17 20:23:15

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Re: pm messages not being read

Tunafish wrote:

Would it be possible to receive an email when you've a new pm?

I think the problem there is that most people would turn that option off. I know I would.

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#9 2012-06-17 20:24:38

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Re: pm messages not being read

^ I would not, I have missed PM's for as much as a week not knowing they were there.

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#10 2012-06-17 20:30:51

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Re: pm messages not being read

^ Hmmm, the message indicator is one of the first things I notice when logging in. It's interesting how we all process information differently smile

As a mod I always miss the reports link. Weird, perhaps it's because it only appears when needed.

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#11 2012-06-17 21:00:16

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Re: pm messages not being read

omns wrote:
Tunafish wrote:

Would it be possible to receive an email when you've a new pm?

I think the problem there is that most people would turn that option off. I know I would.

At least that would give you a choice.

I don't get pms often (except last week about the dutch farting contest) and it sometimes took me several days to notice I had one.


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#12 2012-06-17 21:04:51

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Re: pm messages not being read

omns wrote:

^ Hmmm, the message indicator is one of the first things I notice when logging in. It's interesting how we all process information differently smile

As a mod I always miss the reports link. Weird, perhaps it's because it only appears when needed.

yes, it is interesting indeed. i notice anything 'off' about my screen when i go onto the forums. so new messages or new reports immediately catch my eye.

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#13 2012-06-17 21:49:39

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Re: pm messages not being read

There's a pm indicator?

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#14 2012-06-17 21:52:50

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Re: pm messages not being read

Forthy wrote:

There's a pm indicator?

Hey forthy! welcome back! You've been gone for almost two months and this is how you come back? smile


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#15 2012-06-17 21:55:09

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Re: pm messages not being read

rhowaldt wrote:
omns wrote:

^ Hmmm, the message indicator is one of the first things I notice when logging in. It's interesting how we all process information differently smile

As a mod I always miss the reports link. Weird, perhaps it's because it only appears when needed.

yes, it is interesting indeed. i notice anything 'off' about my screen when i go onto the forums. so new messages or new reports immediately catch my eye.

But if you only refresh a thread you are interested in you may never see the top of the page where the "New messages" display is for days.

Unless I am expecting a PM from someone I usually don't notice it the same day it is sent because of that.

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#16 2012-06-17 21:58:21

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Re: pm messages not being read

You have to log in to actually see you've got a message. Not everyone does visit these forums everyday (I know, I know, it's hard to imagine).


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#17 2012-06-17 22:45:18

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Re: pm messages not being read

^ lol Amazing but true.


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#18 2012-06-18 02:07:24

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Re: pm messages not being read

In another forum, when you have a PM, a window pops up notifying you of it.
How about adding PM alert?  I know I'm guilty of not seeing my PMs.

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#19 2012-06-18 02:51:48

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Re: pm messages not being read

VastOne wrote:

have missed PM's for as much as a week not knowing they were there.

Same for me before I got into the habit of looking at "New Messages"  first.

As much as I like this forum's monochrome scheme, I think it'd be better if the "New Messages" bit got colored a strong red or orange (a saturated hue that would work on both the dark and light scheme) each time we get new PMs. That's probably the simplest, least intrusive "solution". Pop-ups could work as well (though I'm not a fan), or possibly a redirect to a page saying "You have XX new messages", with click-able [View Inbox] and/or [Continue to Forum] options.


Tunafish wrote:

You have to log in to actually see you've got a message. Not everyone does visit these forums everyday (I know, I know, it's hard to imagine).

What happens in Crunchbang, should stay in Crunchbang. What if your girlfriend (who reads your email when you're not looking) finds out about your recent bromance with Rhowaldt and AnakinHolland?

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#20 2012-06-18 06:27:17

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Re: pm messages not being read

gutterslob wrote:

your girlfriend (who reads your email when you're not looking)

hahaha, so you have had those girlfriends too, huh? smile

it seems different users use different approaches to navigating the forums. having a pop-up for a PM would be an annoying thing to me, personally. i'd enjoy it more if there were some other type of visual stand-out-ish kinda thing, like the one gutterslob suggested.

seeing how corenominal has said to be working on (or planning to) migrate to a new domain and a new forum with it, we might see something like this in the future (if corenominal picks up on this, that is)

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#21 2012-06-18 06:40:12

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Re: pm messages not being read

I just now found a PM - had no idea it was there until I looked.

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#22 2012-06-18 07:11:34

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Re: pm messages not being read

gutterslob wrote:

your recent bromance with Rhowaldt and AnakinHolland?

Who told you about this? sad


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#23 2012-06-18 22:45:36

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Re: pm messages not being read

^ its all over the forums. smile

to remain on topic, i would have to agree a better mssg system could be used.

only just noticed i have a mssg today!

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#24 2012-06-19 01:50:27

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Re: pm messages not being read

Tunafish wrote:

You have to log in to actually see you've got a message. Not everyone does visit these forums everyday (I know, I know, it's hard to imagine).

Yea, and others have the forums as an intravenous feed.  roll


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#25 2012-06-19 01:59:10

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Re: pm messages not being read

^ geeeeeze - I had three up there.

Don't need email, but a nice little popup:

You have Pvt. Msg!

    [Close]

to let us know...  and it keeps popping up every time we come to the forums until we read them.


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