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Topic # 93597 24-Nov-2011 19:39 Send private message

It would be nice to see what a PM says by just reviewing the email instead of having to log into GZ. While I spend too much of my life browsing here (not that I regret it :D), I am thinking of those times when I'm out an about and don't have time to go through the website off the phone.

What you all think?
 




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  Reply # 549591 24-Nov-2011 20:16 Send private message

CruciasNZ: It would be nice to see what a PM says by just reviewing the email instead of having to log into GZ. While I spend too much of my life browsing here (not that I regret it :D), I am thinking of those times when I'm out an about and don't have time to go through the website off the phone.

What you all think?
 


Agreed, doesn't bother me when I'm at home. But on the go at work or using my phone I wanna be quick (save my usage LOL).

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  Reply # 549600 24-Nov-2011 20:57 Send private message

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  Reply # 549610 24-Nov-2011 21:22 Send private message

Would be handy

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  Reply # 549614 24-Nov-2011 21:30 Send private message

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  Reply # 549620 24-Nov-2011 21:41 Send private message

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  Reply # 549653 24-Nov-2011 22:24 Send private message

Although you all think it's a good idea, not sending the body of a PM is safer in many ways:

- it keeps conversations private (emails are like postcards) and the user won't risk things showing up in mailboxes where there will be regret later (companies archive everything and assume they read too).

- we don't risk being classified as "spam", which could happen if someone sends actual spam PM (it happened before) or with some keywords. In such cases Google Mail would classify EVERYTHING coming from Geekzone as spam.

Heck, we already have users who click the AUTO WATCH button to automatically subscribe to all new topics in a forum, then send me abusive email saying we are spamming them. Imagine if we sent actual messages!






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  Reply # 549668 24-Nov-2011 22:46 Send private message

This is true but wouldn't a tick box & pop-up window solve such matters? or to deal with pop-up blockers a redirect upon enable to a "are you sure?" page




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  Reply # 549703 24-Nov-2011 23:55 Send private message

Make it an option, so you can tick whether you want it or not. By default it's turned off.

Even better, just make it for mods. Wahoo!! Tongue Out 




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  Reply # 549709 25-Nov-2011 00:08 Send private message

nate: Make it an option, so you can tick whether you want it or not. By default it's turned off.


+1 for an option.
That way you can go ahead and put the geekzone PM email address on your email (gmail) white list. 

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  Reply # 549749 25-Nov-2011 08:37 Send private message

We could make an option. Just imagine people receiving the notifications with a rude reply that the poster immediately after changed the tone - it happens a lot more than you think.




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  Reply # 549759 25-Nov-2011 08:53 Send private message

I understand the concerns but other than the GZ being marked as being SPAM which is a concern for us, the other ones are no different to normal email?

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  Reply # 549761 25-Nov-2011 09:01 Send private message

Gotta say this is the only forum I actively participate in (about 3 others) where PM content is not a part of the email notification, and I've never run into any problems with them being flagged as spam, etc. I do often think it's a huge pain in the arse to have to log in to the site just to get a PM when I'm on the go - which inevitably is when the notifications come though :)



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  Reply # 549763 25-Nov-2011 09:03 Send private message

You could make it a 10 minute delay on sending the notification email. Every time it's edited the timer resets.




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  Reply # 549764 25-Nov-2011 09:06 Send private message

Ooops, my last justfication was for forum posts, not PM.

Ok, PM can be sent as an option... Will create this later.





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  Reply # 549767 25-Nov-2011 09:07 Send private message

On the other hand, no comments here, which I think it's much more important and more impacting than a PM text in notification...





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