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Please do something about the PM... details.

Asked by zensky (13357points) December 21st, 2011

I know it’s been asked here in the past, sorry – I just want to emphasize my frustration with it publicly so as to alert the Founders.

It has to do with the way I see/read things; colours, distractions, etcetera – I won’t get into it… but what I love most about Fluther are the PM’s – I like everything about Fluther – My home away from home – but I mostly like the post-it notes we lurvingly call PM.

When I see that I have one – I am happy. When I see I have three, I am three times as happy.

Then I click on the PM’s – read the top one – am distracted momentarily by – let’s say for the sake of discussion Life – and then when I return to the page (it’s close, the computer shut down, something in real life happened…) as far as Fluther is concerned.. I have no more “unread” messages.

Kapish?

Please: no suggestions as to how to open only one page at a time and not have anything else snafu happen. You wold be missing the point entirely and merely distracting me from my protest re. this.

Please; Make it so?

Edit: I still find it so funny that the auto-topic-bot likes PMS but not PMs or PM’s. I am not talking about my fucking time of the month – or am I? Hmmm. PMS it is. Engage.

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JilltheTooth's avatar

Makes me nuts, too, Zen, along with the fact that when we write PMs there’s no “preview” box. I can’t tell if my cleverly styled text is done exactly right, or if I will look like a nincompoop. Which is something I can do quite well on my own, thank you.
And, yes, I know none of this helped. I’m just kvetching.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@zensky That’s the only thing on fluther that drives me nuts.

HungryGuy's avatar

When I get a PM, it’s usually a mod chewing me out for starting a flame war or something :-p

jrpowell's avatar

Jill, just write the response in the answer box for a question and copy and paste it over into a PM.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Oooh, Thanks, JP! Never thought of that.

comity's avatar

What’s a PM?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@comity Check your messages.

comity's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I did. You left a message. What’s the problem? I still don’t understand why is a message called a PM. I think I’m just a little slowww!

JilltheTooth's avatar

Personal Message.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@comity At the bottom of the message is a little box marked private. If you check it only the reciepient and if necessary Auggie can read the message. A nice way to carry on a private conversation. I use it alot.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Actually, @Adirondackwannabe , its default setting is private.

janbb's avatar

@JilltheTooth And I always took PM to stand for “Private Message.”

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@janbb I looked at that fast and read Private Massage and thought you must have an upgraded fluther package :)

janbb's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I would love to have an upgraded package!

marinelife's avatar

Sorry, but it is unlikely to be fixed.

comity's avatar

Thank you @JilltheTooth, @Adirondackwannabe and others. I love the PMs, Private Message and I don’t find a problem but, then again, I’m not great on the computer and don’t notice what you’re talking about.

Kayak8's avatar

@zensky As PMs are challenging, I am more than willing to chat with you in public (but you are the only one . . .)

Berserker's avatar

Yeah, everyone who ever PM’ed me on here probably thinks I’m an asshole for not replying to them. But when you have more than one at once, it’s easy to overlook other new ones. I really wish the PM notification would stay until you click on all the new PM’s.

Also I don’t have PMS. ’‘pulls a Xena all over the place’’

zigmund's avatar

I prefer to read all the questions in the order they were written, not most recent first. Could the founders please change this site to accommodate me? Please don’t suggest that I get over it, as you would be missing my point entirely..

augustlan's avatar

It would be nice to have some tweaks to the PM system, but I really don’t see it happening any time soon. Sorry!

jrpowell's avatar

It is a list of them and it tells you the list has new addition/s. Once you see the list what more can it do? Unless you reply to every single one and you want it to notify you if any message hasn’t been replied to. Which is absurd. I think you are a bit of an edge-case if that is what you want.

augustlan's avatar

@johnpowell I think folks see it more like email. You can look at the ‘list’ of emails as often as you like, but the notification number doesn’t change unless you actually read an email, you know?

jrpowell's avatar

I know that. But when I click on “Messages for You” I see a list that contains the entire contents of the last ten received. I could see adding what he wants if it actually worked like e-mail.

I’m not sure how it would know if you actually scrolled down to read the PM.

augustlan's avatar

Yeah, I don’t know how that would work, either.

janbb's avatar

Let’s solve problems that we can do something about like her little brother’s anus – which is a very real – and itchy – problem.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Aw, man, now I’m gonna hafta go look at that Q. I’ve been avoiding it.

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