DM feature?

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SteveHoltPhoto
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DM feature?

Post by SteveHoltPhoto » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:50 am

Would be good if there was a Direct Message feature for members at the higher paid levels for private conversations - or maybe there already is and I am missing it?

tomoswald
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Re: DM feature?

Post by tomoswald » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:57 am

It is something we do want to bring in yes, but there are quite a few legal complications with it. (eg harassment, who can contact who, blocking etc etc) And, at this point in time, something we would have to build from scratch, making it a huge project

belzybob
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Re: DM feature?

Post by belzybob » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:16 am

In case its not obvious, the forum already offers a PM function.

dabhand16
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Re: DM feature?

Post by dabhand16 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:50 am

belzybob wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:16 am
In case its not obvious, the forum already offers a PM function.
True but I've tried this to contact a user who I think I know on another forum but never got a response. I don't think many people look in the forums and IIRC the PM message notification is not working. At the moment the best way - albeit very clunky - is to leave a comment on one of their images and hope their notifications are not turned off.

tomoswald
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Re: DM feature?

Post by tomoswald » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:51 am

The PM functions on the forum do work, but, as you say, few users in comparison to the whole platform use it

belzybob
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Re: DM feature?

Post by belzybob » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:39 am

I'd guess that a lot are unaware of the forum at all, it's tucked away a bit. I've just ticked the 'Notify me when a reply is posted' to see if that works.

dabhand16
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Re: DM feature?

Post by dabhand16 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:39 pm

tomoswald wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:51 am
The PM functions on the forum do work, but, as you say, few users in comparison to the whole platform use it
Great! I'll give it a try next time I want to message soneone.

dabhand16
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Re: DM feature?

Post by dabhand16 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:40 pm

belzybob wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:39 am
I'd guess that a lot are unaware of the forum at all, it's tucked away a bit.
Yep - a button on the home page/profile page/all pages would give it more exposure.

dabhand16
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Re: DM feature?

Post by dabhand16 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:50 pm

Just sent someone a PM. Not saying who to see if their notifications are working. When I went to check my notification settings I got:

General Error
Module not accessible

dylanburgess
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Re: DM feature?

Post by dylanburgess » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:49 pm

I received a Pm today and replied. Not sure if that got sent correctly though?

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