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Offline Luke S.

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Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« on: January 31, 2009, 08:16:13 PM »
This is a friendly reminder or news that you can adjust your profile to enable a window to pop up every time you get a PM.  This enables us to see PMs quicker if we don't normally keep our PM box in our scan.  It took me about a year to realise I could do this myself.  ::) If you are unfamiliar here's how to do it.

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#1  Personal Message Options

 
     
      Find Members   
      Save a copy of each Personal Message in my outbox by default.
#2 Show a popup when you receive new messages?   
      Notify by email every time you receive a personal message:
 
There are also other options in your profile.  Some of them include:

1. You can choose to block troublesome members from PMing you.
2. You can select an option to send you an email when you receive a PM.
 
« Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 08:43:46 PM by LUKE SKYWALKER »

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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 08:35:59 PM »
AWESOME TOPIC and TUTORIAL, Master Skywalker! 8)

And this is now stickied and is a great spot to ask questions or post problems with Members PMing throughout FX-Sabers.com! ;D


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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 08:41:52 PM »
Thanks for the sticky Han. 

There are actually several options members have in their profile.  You can even block troublesome members from Pming you if you select that option.  Also there is an email alert option that you received a pm.  I'll add those points as well to the first post.

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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 08:45:35 PM »
You're Welcome, Luke.

I actually just discovered this in July. And I have been here since Nov 05! :o! It's not a well covered issue and this is an excellent announcement. :)


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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 08:58:03 PM »
I actually turned mine off.

It gets really annoying when you are trying to view a topic, make edits, and review a post.

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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 08:59:16 PM »
I just wish the system defaulted to the pop up window so it was on and had to be turned off.  I'll keep bumping it for a few days. 

DT-  Well of course I would expect you to.  When you are getting 24 pms per hour it would annoy me too.  But for the average member I think it's a good idea.

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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2009, 09:02:12 PM »
Yes, I should have mentioned that I do get a TON of PM's a week, so it probably wouldn't be as bad for most people.

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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2009, 09:09:28 PM »
In fact you have one incoming right now.  ;)

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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 09:15:54 PM »
Thanks for the info...I had no idea this was even an option.


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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2009, 07:25:18 AM »
Thanks for the info...I had no idea this was even an option.



Like previously stated it is an OPTIONYou don't have to do this but it makes alerting you to a pm that much easier.  People like DT should keep theirs off as they are constantly bombarded with PMs.  They can take a set time to go through them and not be annoyed every ten seconds when they get a PM.  I think most of us will turn the function on.

One time I'm glad not to be popular like you DT.  ;D

I'll stick with my average 1-2 pms a day.  :D

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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2009, 12:53:22 PM »
I don't even know why I am asking, but do you guys have the ability to totally disable a members PM? cause if you can, i would appreciate it, just so i don't look rude when i don't respond.


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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2009, 06:02:36 PM »
That's agrat question and here is the answer in part.  I just did a test on you DC and this is what I did.

Go into the same settings as I stated above but in pm preferences there is a box to block members.  You can put one name per line or simply an * to block all pm's.  I don't advise this as mods can't PM you.  ;)  If people start doing this a new rule will surface.  You could ban certain members though.

So I just tried it on you and you didn't know it.  I changed your profile to *, sent you a pm and I got the message "this member has blocked you"

You profile is now back to normal.  ;)

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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2009, 12:37:05 PM »
Thanks Luke, i will have to look at this. Odds are since my blocking it would not allow mods to PM me, I will leave it be.


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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2009, 04:47:09 PM »
Well DC if you have a troublesome member you can block them individually.  ;)

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Re: Option to turn on PM pop up reminder
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2009, 01:25:41 PM »
Thanks, Master Luke, I too didn't know about this option, I think it'll come in handy. :)
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