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PM system

Post by Klimchak » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:36 am

How am I able to PM? It is telling me I have to participate in more boards to PM.
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Re: PM system

Post by Matt K » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:11 am

You have to make two posts first. It's a little annoying at first but it largely keeps bots out. We're looking at ways to use the Google ReCaptcha and other things but for this weekend we wanted to keep things relatively porous so as to not inconvenience people too much as the bulk of people registered for the site, but not overrun the site with bots. I've banned quite a few already!

We tested the announcements etc. but it's mixed in with a lot of other information. I'll make a separate post now so that becomes more evident.
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Re: PM system

Post by Klimchak » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:17 am

I get it. Just hard to answer classifieds if I cannot PM

Here is #2 for me.
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Re: PM system

Post by Gatt » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:25 am

..post 1
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Post by Gatt » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:26 am

....Post 2
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Post by Gatt » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:33 am

........Post 3 (just to make sure)
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Re: PM system

Post by cozzagiorgi » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:08 pm

Need more posts :-)
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Re: PM system

Post by MoominDave » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:07 am

...post 1
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Re: PM system

Post by MoominDave » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:08 am

...post 2

Matt K - just wanted to PM you a reminder per the PM conversation on the previous TC iteration.

This is a bit of a faff...
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Re: PM system

Post by JTrain » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:08 am

Post 2.
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Re: PM system

Post by henrikbe » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:57 pm

So, to avoid having bots spamming the forum, we have rules that force humans to spam the forum to get enough posts instead :P

Maybe it would be useful to have a separate subforum for this?

Anyway, this is my second post, I think. So now I can PM as well. :good:
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Re: PM system

Post by BGuttman » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:43 pm

henrikbe wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:57 pm
So, to avoid having bots spamming the forum, we have rules that force humans to spam the forum to get enough posts instead :P

Maybe it would be useful to have a separate subforum for this?

Anyway, this is my second post, I think. So now I can PM as well. :good:
This is your sub-forum. :wink:
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Re: PM system

Post by Matt K » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:56 pm

Just as easy to have a single thread dedicated to it instead of a whole forum for it! :) Easy to ignore a single post! (Or... something!)
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Re: PM system

Post by novalvz » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:35 pm

I am experiencing difficulties with PM as well.

My first two posts have been acknowledged.
I just sent two PMs, but they appear in my Outbox only.
My Sent Messages Box show 0 (zero)

What to do?
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Re: PM system

Post by Neo Bri » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:56 pm

novalvz wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:35 pm
I am experiencing difficulties with PM as well.

My first two posts have been acknowledged.
I just sent two PMs, but they appear in my Outbox only.
My Sent Messages Box show 0 (zero)

What to do?
The phpbb software is a bit peculiar this way. When you send a PM, it goes to your outbox UNTIL THE RECIPIENT VIEWS THE MESSAGE. Strange, I know, and a bit counterintuitive, but that's the way it is. If it's sitting in your outbox, they haven't opened it yet.

Strange way to do it, but handy in that you know whether or not they actually saw the message.
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Re: PM system

Post by novalvz » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:01 pm

Thanks for the explanation. I agree, it is odd.

Will the recipient receive any notification that they have received a PM? (via email perhaps?)
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Re: PM system

Post by BGuttman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:05 pm

When you send an e-mail, a number shows up in the Notifications block. The number is the number of PM's sent. I believe it also shows in the PM's if you open it.
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Re: PM system

Post by Neo Bri » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:07 pm

novalvz wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:01 pm
Thanks for the explanation. I agree, it is odd.

Will the recipient receive any notification that they have received a PM? (via email perhaps?)
I believe they can set in the UserCP (control panel) to receive emails regarding PMs. I also get a little indicator (bright red) on my little "inbox" icon in the upper right corner of my theme (Latte).

So yes, it should be apparent. If you're on the site, at least. For people who log in only infrequently, I'd set PMs to email you...if that's an option. Can't remember if it is.
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Re: PM system

Post by novalvz » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:17 pm

Yes it is.
You can select notifications by email. I hope it works.

Thanks!
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Re: PM system

Post by novalvz » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:58 am

FYI

For those of you who log in infrequently, the email notification option works.

You will receive an email notifying you that you have received a PM.

This will enable one to reply promptly.

Recommended.
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Re: PM system

Post by Neo Bri » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:00 pm

novalvz wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:58 am
FYI

For those of you who log in infrequently, the email notification option works.

You will receive an email notifying you that you have received a PM.

This will enable one to reply promptly.

Recommended.
Thanks for beta-testing this and reporting back. I'll change my setting now, too.
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Re: PM system

Post by Funkificator » Thu May 03, 2018 2:47 pm

OK, good, this topic answered my question as to why I could not answer a PM... and this post hopefully solves the problem! :)
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Re: PM system

Post by Slideride77 » Fri May 18, 2018 6:12 am

I see other people have made first posts here, so, yeah. Trombones are cool and stuff.
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