Private Messages PM's In Trash - Automatically Emptied After 20 Messages

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    This question has been coming up a few times:

    Q: How do I empty the PM's in my message trash?

    Answer: We leave PMs in Trash indefinitely. However, once each night, we'll check to see if you have more than 20 Trashed PMs and delete the oldest ones after there are 20+. For example, if there are 25 PMs in your trash box, we'll delete the oldest 5 and will leave the remaining "newer" trashed messages in place.

    We may add a "delete trash" feature in the future, but it is a relatively low priority.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Thanks for answering. I hope we do get a delete trash in the future for us clean freaks. [​IMG]
  3. crazyaboutchickens

    crazyaboutchickens Live Long And Prosper

    Apr 10, 2010
    Every 20 PM's would have been okay for the old format's way of one message per PM. But for those of us who can amass dozens of replies into a single PM series, this is no help at all.

    In my case it's actually hundreds, but even so, for the less chatty among us, it is still a problem.
  4. Chic CAN

    Chic CAN The Wisdom Chaser Premium Member

    I thought Mods were busy monitoring everything else anyhow.. wouldn't it be easier to not to have to go through each users PMs and delete them, and just let the user do it? To me that would be better TQM (Time Quality Management).
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Moderators don't have access to your PM's, unless you report one, and then just to that one and its replies. The computer does it.
  6. Chic CAN

    Chic CAN The Wisdom Chaser Premium Member

    Ah okay.. but I had more than 20 in thee for a while .. okay makes sense I guess :p it should be like 10 then
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    are you still going to add this feature?
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We've asked our developers and they have told us it's probably not going to happen any time soon [​IMG]

    They are making other bugs and improvements a priority right now. Hopefully someday that feature will be an option.
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