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Offline GavloisTopic starter

A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« on: July 20, 2012, 07:16:51 PM »
In case you don't know this, there is an option in your profile settings to show PMs as a conversation. I found this not too long ago, and it is very helpful in keeping track of messages.

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Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 07:19:09 PM »
That and sorting them into label (folders) is really helpful to keep tract of various types of conversations. ;D

Offline Oreo

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 07:19:41 PM »
Indeed! It comes in very handy for RPing in PMs, too.

Offline Vekseid

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 07:33:58 PM »
There are bugs with this. Don't ever delete your pms when using this option. : /

Offline GavloisTopic starter

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 08:11:03 PM »
On the note of deleting PMs Vekseid, is there a limited storage amount that I should keep track of and clean up appropriately?

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Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 08:26:13 PM »
Not that we know of. ;D

Offline Sarena

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 09:11:06 PM »
* Sarena the packrat that deletes nothing.

The labels and viewing as conversation are invaluable tools!  *nods sagely*

Offline GavloisTopic starter

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 09:19:50 PM »
Is there a difference between folders and labels?

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Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 09:31:00 PM »
Labels are folders with a different name.

Offline Sarena

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 09:43:40 PM »
Indeed.  And it's really cool.  I have labels for mentoring stuffs, labels for each of my current writing partners and labels for miscellaneous conversation, story discussions, that kind of thing.  It is the obsessive compulsive control freak's dream, I tell you what!  So easy to find things when I need them. 

Offline GavloisTopic starter

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 09:54:48 PM »
And now, speaking of PMs, something bugged mine up. It says I have a new message up top, though I don't

Offline Oreo

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 09:57:00 PM »
That is a common glitch that resolves itself within a few hours.

Offline GavloisTopic starter

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012, 10:02:54 PM »
Thanks Oreo

Offline Oreo

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2012, 12:21:30 PM »
You're welcome. >_> Did it go away?

Offline GavloisTopic starter

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2012, 03:28:53 PM »
Yes. In fact, I got it fixed by having someone PM me, so that it would go away. ^.^

Offline Nessy

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2012, 06:11:17 PM »
Organizing the PMs on this site seems darn near impossible. I'd just let gmail do it, but unfortunately the shift date stamps breaks up the conversations in gmail. Conversation works okay... except for the deleting thing which I accidently did before realizing what was happening with that.

Offline Vekseid

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2012, 06:36:54 PM »
On the note of deleting PMs Vekseid, is there a limited storage amount that I should keep track of and clean up appropriately?

The PM system as it currently exists cannot be indexed very efficiently, so if you have many thousands of them, expect several-second delays when browsing your PM folders from time to time.

This will not be an issue in the new software, as the structure of how private messages work changes rather drastically.

Offline GavloisTopic starter

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2012, 06:55:57 PM »
Thanks for the upgrades Vek! <3

Offline ThatRPGuy

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2012, 09:17:49 PM »
How soon is the change? I was going to start working on folders and whatnot, but if everything is going to change in less than a month, I may keep it the same.

The only problem I've had with arranging PMs as a conversation is that some threads get so long they actually take a few moments to load with my poor connection, and over a minute on my phone. My bets solution has been to send a new PM every once in a while.

The topic I have with my favorite RP partner currently reads "Thread 5!"

Offline Oreo

Re: A little tip for people who have lots of PMs
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2012, 09:45:08 PM »
I think present scheduling is close to a year, but Veks might be able to give a more accurate time frame.