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Sure is tough to get people to look at thier Private messages  RSS feed

 
Jamin Williams
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It takes a while before most people realize they are there...
 
Gregg Bolinger
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Is there a point here you are trying to make?
Often times people have thier PM notification turned off. Another reason is because some members don't provide an Email address, so there is no way for them to know unless they just check it.
 
Chris Mathews
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Another reason is that they are just too lazy to check/respond... that's me.
 
Claire Fuente
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What I do is, when I leave a private message, I find the latest post of the person I address and reply to it to let them know. So next time they check their latest post if there's any response, my post will notify them
 
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Originally posted by Chris Mathews:
Another reason is that they are just too lazy to check/respond... that's me.

Chris,
You have not replied to my PM sent in Ausgust last year.
 
Jeroen Wenting
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I've at another forum seen a nice feature where you'd get a message box pop up if there's an unread PM for you. When you close it you're taken directly to your inbox, this repeats until you read the message.
That way you HAVE to read (or at least open) them or you'll never get to the forums again
 
Jamin Williams
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:
[QB]Is there a point here you are trying to make?[QB]

I think you got the point just fine. Nice work detective
 
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There's also a lot of people here who don't think private messages are a particularly good idea. As a sherrif I get several private messages a month, and they are all asking Java questions that should really be asked in the forums.
If I ever do reply to one of these, it's with a canned message about the benefits of asking a question where lots of informed people can help you, and where lots of other readers can benefit from the answers.
I'd probably be happiest if private messaging was simply disabled.
 
Jeroen Wenting
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Originally posted by Frank Carver:

I'd probably be happiest if private messaging was simply disabled.

check your profile, you can disable them so noone can PM you
 
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