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Ezra

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Question about new users / private messages
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:38:21 PM »
I'm trying to message a couple users privately about their experience. I can receive messages from others, if they initiate the conversation. However, when I try to send a message to someone first, it doesn't show up in my sent items. They don't respond. I don't think they are getting my PM's. Is this a thing? Do I not have enough posts to send a PM?

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Re: Question about new users / private messages
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 01:41:18 PM »
I'm trying to message a couple users privately about their experience. I can receive messages from others, if they initiate the conversation. However, when I try to send a message to someone first, it doesn't show up in my sent items. They don't respond. I don't think they are getting my PM's. Is this a thing? Do I not have enough posts to send a PM?

We don't use a "sent" folder. It keeps overhead down. I could look into adding one, but it shouldn't be necessary since if you hit send it goes to the user.

I checked permissions, and you certainly have the user rights to send PMs. So if they're not responding then it's because they're not responding; it's nothing to do with the message system.

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Re: Question about new users / private messages
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 01:52:47 PM »
We don't use a "sent" folder. It keeps overhead down. I could look into adding one, but it shouldn't be necessary since if you hit send it goes to the user.

I checked permissions, and you certainly have the user rights to send PMs. So if they're not responding then it's because they're not responding; it's nothing to do with the message system.

Oh crap. I must be really annoying then, because I have sent them multiple PMs. Sorry guys, if you happen to read this...

Also, you do have a "sent" folder, which is misleading because nothing ever shows up in the folder and there is no message indicating that it isn't actually real. Thanks for the response.

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Re: Question about new users / private messages
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 01:54:19 PM »
In your 'My Messages', if you hover your cursor over 'Messages', you can select the 'sent items' folder.

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Re: Question about new users / private messages
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 02:01:28 PM »
In your 'My Messages', if you hover your cursor over 'Messages', you can select the 'sent items' folder.

I'll look into that, and maybe considering having those kept.

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Re: Question about new users / private messages
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 02:10:31 PM »
I think you have to elect the option to save a copy.  Otherwise, be sure to use the quote function when responding to a pm.

Also, you can check to see when a user has last checked in.
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