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  • #159753
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    Conny
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    Dear Forum admins,
    Some of us would like to share e-mail addresses without posting them on the forum. For this, a private message(PM) option for those who want it, would be very helpful.
    Any chance we could have that soon?

  • #205913
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    djk
    Member

    a private message option

    +1 on the PM option, please

  • #205928
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    candy
    Member

    a private message option

    That is a great idea! I’d love a PM option.

  • #205937
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    bandicoot
    Member

    a private message option

    it would be very useful indeed!

  • #205960
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    grey
    Member

    a private message option

    i haven’t needed the function yet, but i’d like one anyway! every forum i’ve participated in has a PM… didn’t notice this one didn’t until it came up the other day.

  • #205964
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    Netleigh
    Member

    a private message option

    Another vote for being able to PM. It would be useful as we do seem to think it would be good to meet up if in the same cities/countries.

  • #206152

    a private message option

    I vote for it.

  • #206157
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    ninakk
    Member

    a private message option

    Yep, would be very useful for sharing private information.

  • #206304

    a private message option

    bump

  • #206305

    a private message option

    I’d like the PM option, too.

  • #206331
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    Irulan
    Member

    a private message option

    I’m also in favor of a PM option. I know that these things cost, so I’d be willing to donate some money towards it if you put up a donate button, as well.

  • #206392
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    Jennifer
    Member

    a private message option

    +1

  • #206797
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    Conny
    Member

    a private message option

    bumpity bump

  • #207041
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    Conny
    Member

    a private message option

    Does anybody have a direct connection to the forum webmaster or whomever so that we can get a reply- either way, a yes or no (and a why if no) on this question?

  • #207057
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    Ella
    Member

    a private message option

    Conny: There’s a Contact link at the bottom of this page:

    http://unclutterer.com/discuss/

  • #207058
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    nws2002
    Member

    a private message option

    bbPress, which is what I believe this site uses, has a plugin for private messages. Whether or not it is worthwhile and safe to install I don’t know.

  • #207070
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    Swede
    Member

    a private message option

    +1! :)

  • #207081
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    Conny
    Member

    a private message option

    But Ella, that is where this thread is located!
    I meant a proper e-mail address.

  • #207083
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    Ella
    Member

    a private message option

    Conny, click on the link I provided, scroll to the bottom of that page, click on Contact, and send your message to Erin.

  • #207086
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    Conny
    Member

    a private message option

    ahhhhhh, well yes, i had seen that, but it requires my e-mail and at the same time also says “Messages are considered for publication unless specifically noted otherwise” so it not quite so clear if my e-mail will show up when that is done.

    I just had hoped that this thread might have caught the attention of Forum Webmaster or Erin by now, and that we would have had a reply aswell. Shall wait and see. Maybe they are trying to figure out something anyway?

  • #207091
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    Scarlet
    Member

    a private message option

    Well, it requires your email so they can reply, otherwise how are you going to get the answer? Besides, Unclutterer already has your email address from your registration for these discussion forums, right? I’ve submitted feedback to Erin through that link before myself.

    And I think the “considered for publication” part is just to discourage people from submitting unsolicited ideas and then trying to claim them if they’re used. It does say “unless specifically noted otherwise,” so if you’re concerned about that you can just note that your comment is not for publication.

  • #207125
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    Conny
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    a private message option

    You are right Scarlet…i will just hope for a bit longer that they read this thread and let us know.

  • #207904
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    Conny
    Member

    a private message option

    I really do wonder if forum admins actually read what is posted. (<- small dote of sarcasm in there) …

    I’d like to think that at least this thread/ this topic, labeled = Questions to the Forum administrator+ would be important to check every once in a while…

    @ scarlet, have thought about what you wrote last week, and i believe that an answer -either way- as to whether we could have a private message option would be good for all of us who would like one, to know yes or no and if no, why not, and not only as a reply to an e-mail to me.

    hm??

  • #207908
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    Scarlet
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    a private message option

    I will happily submit feedback to Erin pointing her to this thread if you’re not comfortable doing that. I’ll ask her to respond in the thread.

  • #208766
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    ninakk
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    a private message option

    How is this going forward?

  • #208856
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    Scarlet
    Member

    a private message option

    I dropped the ball on this, I apologize. I just submitted a feedback form on the main site drawing Erin’s attention to the two threads (this one and the moderator one).

  • #208863
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    Erin Doland
    Keymaster

    a private message option

    Hey gang. I’ll talk to our techs to see if a private message is possible, but no promises. No one works weekends, so it won’t be until Monday until I can get a response. In the short term, maybe head over to our Facebook page and then message each other through Facebook? One person just needs to write on the wall, and then others can comment so you can see each other’s names to select for messages. — Erin

  • #208864
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    Erin Doland
    Keymaster

    a private message option

    Oh, and just for easy access … our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Unclutterer/10429362239

  • #208905
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    lucy1965
    Member

    a private message option

    For reasons well explained here (I have been stalked in the past), I don’t use Facebook. Ah, well.

  • #208914
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    bandicoot
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    a private message option

    i don’t have a fb account either.
    oy vey.

  • #208918

    a private message option

    Que sí.

    Privacy, as we knew it, shall never pass this way again.

    FB great place to snoop.

    I have had three serious stalkers. One was scary.

  • #208970
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    Erin Doland
    Keymaster

    a private message option

    Like I said, I’ll ask on Monday about a private message option. I don’t know how to activate such a feature.

  • #209060
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    Erin Doland
    Keymaster

    a private message option

    The techs are looking into the private message thing for me. Their initial thoughts are that our system doesn’t support it, but they’re going to hunt through the documentation to see if they missed something.

  • #209072
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    ninakk
    Member

    a private message option

    Thanks!

  • #209198
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    Conny
    Member

    a private message option

    Thanks from me too! I hope it works out, because i don’t do facebook either.

  • #209509
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    Erin Doland
    Keymaster

    a private message option

    Initial search says it’s not part of our Forum system. However, they’re now looking into some sort of work around that could be added onto the system. We’ll have to see first if the work around is possible and then find out what the cost will be. If it’s a couple hundred bucks, we may be able to do it. If it’s thousands … I don’t see it happening right now. Will report back when I know more …

  • #209510

    a private message option

    Thank you Erin, much appreciated.

  • #209516
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    bandicoot
    Member

    a private message option

    thanks very much, erin!

  • #209532
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    Netleigh
    Member

    a private message option

    Thanks for investigating this as an option Erin.

  • #212139
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    Conny
    Member

    a private message option

    Just checking to see if you know more ? :-)

    (Have been away -from posting- but been reading a few threads from time to time.)

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