Suggestion about pm messages

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by shelleyd2008, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Could it be made so that a pm is automatically saved in the sent messages? I hardly ever remember to click the 'save this message' button, and most times I regret it.

    Also, could it be done so that the pm's are automatically quoted? I know many people do this, but it would be really helpful for those that don't.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second this! I go back all the time to see my sent messages and there arent any. [​IMG]
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Quote:Totally agree on both! Especially the second one, it is a drag for someone to write back "that sounds like a good idea" and have no idea which pm they are responding to! [​IMG]
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    yes I agree both of those suggestions would he a great idea if the PM functioned more like an e-mail
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I like the PM system just the way it is. I doubt anyone has more PM's on this forum than I do. Ask Nifty! Hahahahaha! I had over 5,000 at the last delete.

    Instead of clicking reply click quote. It really is not that hard.

    Also, if every PM you write is auto saved that counts against your storage space and you'll top out twice as fast.
     
  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    5,000 [​IMG] remind me to never pm you but keep to emails [​IMG] how ever do you answer all of them and keep up with them??? [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    OH, I am always answering PM - somedays to the point I barely get a chance to visit the forums to see what's new or to even check who has hatched fluffy butts from my eggs.
     
  8. Also, could it be done so that the pm's are automatically quoted? I know many people do this, but it would be really helpful for those that don't.

    I think that would be a wonderful change!!
    It doesn't *seem* like it would be a difficult thing for Rob to have changed, but it must be --- I have asked about that same thing before.
    Since it didn't look like it was happening, I asked in my sig line...
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  9. Hi! My personal message box is at capacity. No more PM's.

    Please email me [email protected]
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    Lisa
     
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Everyone's PM boxes would rocket to 100% really quick if we defaulted to save pms. But maybe that way more peeps would get GFMs ? [​IMG]

    Technically it is an easy change, but again, we've weighed the pros and cons and would rather peeps get in the habit of checking the "save sent" when sending PMs that they want to keep.

    BTW, I've warned MP on MANY occasions to tell everyone asking her for help directly in PM: "What a great question, how about you post that in the forum for everyone to learn and grow together!"

    The staff's job is not to answer general chicken questions (unless they want to and it should be on the open forum) but people still PM them and I can't force the staff not to be nice and answer. [​IMG]
     

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