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quincyw
Member
# Posted: 5 Aug 2009 12:43
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I have a suggestion... Member Mailboxes. I'm not talking about a full Hotmail/GMail type service.

Hear me out for a minute.

What if we could send messages to each other, as part of the Outpost? There are times people don't want to hand out email addresses, or instant messaging for various reasons such as privacy. What if we could use our accounts to drop messages to each other?

We all need to register and have an account and dossier. But what if say, for Department work, we could send reports, or drop things to each other via these mailboxes? "Official" things, like notices between ISA members, as a good example, or team memos, things like that.

I haven't quite got a grasp on this and I'm sure someone will jump in and say it's a bad idea. It may be a good idea, I don't know.

Anyone want to take a for, or negative argument?

deboe
Member
# Posted: 5 Aug 2009 14:45
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lots of forums use Private Messaging

master_chief
Member
# Posted: 5 Aug 2009 17:45
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Sounds like a good idea.

lzrman
Member
# Posted: 6 Aug 2009 04:19
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I support this idea, I think its an awesome Idea personally and even the random message would be good way to get a hold of people.

Are we talking about focus on the forums mainly? or the Outpost as a Whole?
Have it part of the Manage Profile Area? Where you could use the drop down menu find say

Private Messages > and have an area to read them?
Would we enforce a character limit? Allow HTML? or just Plain Text.

Would there be email notification built in when users get dropped a PM? Would we limit Newly registered members from sending messages? until promoted to CL3 this would prevent spamming of users.


Private Messages>
Inbox
- Option to Respond or Forward
Compose
- To/CC/BCC Field
- To Button would have a link to the Member Roster to select a user, and it would send via the user ID#
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Anyone else have any thoughts? I'm all thoughted out.

lzrman
Member
# Posted: 6 Aug 2009 06:10
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We could also link in the friends system, and if we have a friend we can easily select them to send messages quicker? Or setup a favorites.

master_chief
Member
# Posted: 6 Aug 2009 11:26
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I agree Lzr, I think it should be on the whole outpost level. It would be very helpful.

stevennorton
Member
# Posted: 6 Aug 2009 18:01
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/signed for the message board pm's since some of us have never exchanged email addresses... and if we can find someone to code in a link to the friends system all the more better.

shakeycat
Moderator
# Posted: 7 Aug 2009 05:53
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It's too much fuss. If you can't chat in the chat, on the forums, or by email/msn/aim/icq/yahoo/skype/facebook/etc. outside of otf, then why bother?

And for all the work it takes to put together something like this, it's really, really not worth it, especially when there are a dozen other options for contacting a person.

jd
Member
# Posted: 8 Aug 2009 00:20
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Seconded. I mean, really, do you guys need another way to harass one another?

christena
Member
# Posted: 8 Aug 2009 03:04
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I third it!

lzrman
Member
# Posted: 9 Aug 2009 00:28
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I retract my support and Fourth it!!

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