Visitor Messaging Turned Off

Casinomeister

Forum Cheermeister
Staff member
Just a heads up that I'll be turning off the Visitor Messaging that is in your user profile. The reason for this is that it's too easy to confuse this with PMs (private messages) and there are a number of other ways to correspond with one another here in the forum - either private or semi-private:

PMs
Email options
Bloggs
User Social Groups

As it stands, the Visitor Messaging is too redundant and is generally a stupid idea. :p

If you want to save any messages, now is the time to do it. :D
 

bb28

Meister Member
How about just having a warning on that particular page, stating that messages posted here are NOT private.

Just an idea. :)
 

maxd

Complaints (PAB) Manager
Staff member
The Visitor messaging thing has generated quite a number of "OMG! Please delete my messages" requests and I don't think a header warning is likely to change that much. Trouble is a fair number of folks go straight to the typing without doing much reading ... and then we're back to doing clean-ups.

FWIW I'm totally with B on this, Visitor Messages are more of a pain than they're worth ... IMHO, of course. ;)
 

Mousey

Ueber Meister Mouse
Never paid any attention to it, so no loss for me. :D
 

satchmo

Dormant account
Here i spent half a day, wondering where the freaging button vent.
I tought i had lost it, then it turns out it have been turned off.
Great just great now i have to find a new key. i beat it will take me several months to find a good key.

Well just to suggets a popup screen with a big warning text, if you post a message. If it's gonna be reinstated.



Satchmo the man the myth the allbingo.net man still.
 

RobWin

closed account
WHAT ??? :rolleyes::confused::eek2::eek::mad::mad:

Man, I was really digging the message section of our Home Page, that's what made our Home Pages personalized to the Social Forum networking aspect of the way this place had been enhanced...put our messages back up please and for the dummys in the room just fix a popup for them or a message warning stating that it is not private and the ones of us that do understand how it all works, well we can just turn the popup off...;)

Damn, give us this cool stuff and then just take it away all of a sudden and I was just on the other day and didn't see this thread and now all of my saved messages are just gone...:mad:
 

RobWin

closed account
You know this really takes away from visiting everyones personalized page, this page messaging had been very useful and had also brought a lot of us closer to our friends and contacts here...why was this so sudden ?? :confused:

This really sucks !! :mad:
 

RobWin

closed account
Is this like a late April Fools joke gone bad or what ?? It's like you gave us a nice gift here and then turned into an Indian Giver and decided to take it back...:rolleyes:
 

bayleesprings

Account closed - violation of <a href="http://www.
Wow, that took the fun out of the personal pages :what:

Seriously, what was the point? Someone was getting visitor message alerts confused with PM alerts? If that IS the case, fix one person but don't take fun stuff away from everybody.

Just my $1 worth...
 

RobWin

closed account
Wow, that took the fun out of the personal pages :what:

Seriously, what was the point? Someone was getting visitor message alerts confused with PM alerts? If that IS the case, fix one person but don't take fun stuff away from everybody.

Just my $1 worth...
Exactly !!! :thumbsup:
 

Casinomeister

Forum Cheermeister
Staff member
But don't you find it redundant? There are the Social Groups, Bloggs, and PMs to use. The Visitor Messages just seem to be clutter and can be confused with Private Messaging. There is no easy fix like pop-up warnings - but I can look into this :D

If you can convince me to turn them back on, I will. I'm just not convinced yet :D
 

RobWin

closed account
But don't you find it redundant? There are the Social Groups, Bloggs, and PMs to use. The Visitor Messages just seem to be clutter and can be confused with Private Messaging. There is no easy fix like pop-up warnings - but I can look into this :D

If you can convince me to turn them back on, I will. I'm just not convinced yet :D
No, it's not redundant, because that was one of the very features that helped make our Home Pages personalized and the messages left there for our friends were seen quickly as soon as we logged on and they would not have to be searched out thru a social group or addressed to several members thru a private mail if there were several friends that you wanted to share the message with.

Maybe there could just be a simple script message on everyones page stating that messages left here are not private...we could also post links there for all of our friends to see or also just go to one of our friends home page and catch up with their happenings thru messaging there with several friends.
 

Casinomeister

Forum Cheermeister
Staff member
No, it's not redundant, because that was one of the very features that helped make our Home Pages personalized and the messages left there for our friends were seen quickly as soon as we logged on and they would not have to be searched out thru a social group or addressed to several members thru a private mail if there were several friends that you wanted to share the message with.

Maybe there could just be a simple script message on everyones page stating that messages left here are not private...we could also post links there for all of our friends to see or also just go to one of our friends home page and catch up with their happenings thru messaging there with several friends.
Let me look into some scripting issue - my main concern is to ensure people know that this is not PMing. If members feel that this service has value, then I'll see what I can do.

In the meantime, please peruse the new blogging function. Perhaps this might meet your needs. And I'll look into the Visitor Messaging thing.
 

Casinomeister

Forum Cheermeister
Staff member
I've turned the Visitor Messaging back on and renamed it to "Public Guestbook". Hopefully members will see this and understand that "Public" means public :D
 

GGW Laurie

Well-Known Member
thank you c/m:thumbsup: it is a nice feature and im happy you have made it avail. again...................................laurie
 

happygobrokey

Dormant account
i wanna see links to the stuff that was meant to be said privately... :eek2::D

thanks :thumbsup:
 

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