Private Messages - Now 'conversations'.

stockers

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It seems that a few members have not yet found this facility. Ideal for when talking privately to another member with addresses or money matters.

It hs to be accepted that the 'Conversations' bit of this software is not the best we have used over the years but its built into the whole system so we are stuck with it.

Anyway - it does work, its just different.

To enter the conversation pages use the square icon with a little down arrow (top right of screen).
 
PhilP

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The big problem is you put email addresses etc. in there, but there does not seem to be a way to delete messages, or threads..

At least not we minnions have found, or 'the management' have let on about.
 
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You can leave a 'conversation'. Use the 'leave conversation' option at the top right of the conversation page. This has exactly the same function as deleting a Personal Message in older versions of this system - you never deleted the PM from the records of the persons you had the PM with.
You can have several people in a conversation if you want, because of this you cannot completely delete a conversation.
Conversations are private and I confirm that Moderators cannot see the content, nor indeed the existence of any conversation. (Whether or not 'Admin' can, I don't know).
I have always just left them open. You never know when you want to go back and find something. I have hundreds open at the moment.
 
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Rhinochugger

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Is there any way of triggering an email alert with a conversation? (Or has this question already been asked / answered?)
 
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Cant see a way Rhino - i'll have a dig.
 
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There is a way.....

Hover over your User icon at the top right of the page (just left of the conversation icon)

Click "Contact Details"

Select "Receive email when a new conversation message is received" in the "Messaging Section".

Click "Save Changes"
 
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Thanks Mark.
 
PhilP

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Thank you for the update(s) gentlemen.
 
Rhinochugger

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There is a way.....

Hover over your User icon at the top right of the page (just left of the conversation icon)

Click "Contact Details"

Select "Receive email when a new conversation message is received" in the "Messaging Section".

Click "Save Changes"
Star man :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
 
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To enter the conversation pages use the square icon with a little down arrow (top right of screen).
I thought that was an envelope - :)
 
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Rhinochugger

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Whatever it is, it's a weird choice - or in PC terms 'idiosyncratic' :talking::talking::talking::talking::talking::talking:
 
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Ozymandius

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As opposed to the earlier much larger ones, which were floppy, but only once.

How things have changed... Thankfully.

Tony D
 
Rhinochugger

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Are we still talking disks? :blush::blush::blush:

Like the avatar BTW
 
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Are we still talking disks? :blush::blush::blush:

Like the avatar BTW

Fortunately we are talking about discs. 4.5 inch floppy discs working a Superbrain computer early 80's BR freight. The computer shared a socket with the kettle which had priority.

What floppy did you have in mind then Rhino? :eek:

Best regards
Tony D
 
Rhinochugger

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Phwoar ........... too much information :mask::mask::mask::mask::mask::mask::mask::mask:

Back to the avatar - I saw that loco 'plinthed' at Portmadoc when I was a young teenager and it had just been brought back from NZ......................

Just orf to collect my zimmer frame......................

if I can remember where it is :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
 
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I know the feeling!

The photo was taken after a very wet run on the WHR from Porthmadog two years ago. It slipped like anything. An epic run. I think it's boiler ticket expired soon after.
 
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I've still got an 8-inch floppy somewhere.
 
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Thanks for sharing that... Good to hear that an important artifact is being preserved.