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Offline BrandonTopic starter

Private message issues?
« on: January 18, 2006, 08:15:09 PM »
Its come to my attention that a few people are having Private message issues like not getting sent messages. Im wondering if there might have changed and forced us to do something wrong or if theres a new bug around Elliquiy?

and another smaller issue. They normally do a very good job but Im noticing that its taking a very long time for Gods/godesses to get around to things. For instance it was a week or 2 for the Mod status of Love mansion to get trasfered to its new GM, and the wolf and thistle still hasnt been put into the archives. I think many are just caught up in RL (I know Cindy is gone a lot due to RL issues), that said maybe its time to make another god/godess thats on a lot.  Just a suggestion though

Offline Lilac

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006, 12:36:17 AM »
Regarding 1, the PM database is getting rather large, hmm ;_;

I do know that people miss PMs a lot, despite getting them.  I know I do.

Offline Akioth

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006, 03:46:01 PM »
If the PM database getting large is a problem perhaps you might want to make a Statement to delete them. Tell people to save the ones they need withing say a week or two and than you can just wipe the database *Shrug*

Offline Lilac

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 11:38:52 PM »
If the PM database getting large is a problem perhaps you might want to make a Statement to delete them. Tell people to save the ones they need withing say a week or two and than you can just wipe the database *Shrug*

Usually, it's either their tenth PM and they got an 11th, or they need to log out and log back in.  This happenned much earlier in the site's history, too.

Offline BrandonTopic starter

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2006, 12:37:20 AM »
So, if I understand this it should be just a temporary thing which effects a very few PMs sent. Thus if we resend them they should go through?

Offline Elvi

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2006, 10:45:49 AM »
I don't seem to miss PM's the infuriating one is when a "reply to your last post" isn't listed.

But I think that it's the volume of things wandering through thats the problem, everything is going to hiccup now and then.

On Akioth's point.
I agree with the wiping of personal PM's though given the nature of the site, would prefer if a record was kept somewhere centrally.


Offline Lilac

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2006, 12:33:08 PM »
GuardianAngel: If you log off and relog in on occasion, that should fix things.  I have a few hundred PMs, but I know some people (ahem) have thousands.

I don't seem to miss PM's the infuriating one is when a "reply to your last post" isn't listed.

But I think that it's the volume of things wandering through thats the problem, everything is going to hiccup now and then.

On Akioth's point.
I agree with the wiping of personal PM's though given the nature of the site, would prefer if a record was kept somewhere centrally.

When you are one of the newer members and have more posts to your name than most -forums- do... ^_^

The database gets backed up each morning, but I don't download it very often.  Perhaps I should do so more often >_>

Offline Elvi

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2006, 12:42:32 PM »
*looks around her*
Nope Lilac couldn't be talking about me......
*grins*

Offline Hannibal

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2006, 12:54:51 PM »
GuardianAngel: If you log off and relog in on occasion, that should fix things.  I have a few hundred PMs, but I know some people (ahem) have thousands.

What about limiting the maximum number of PMs each member can have. The oldest gets deleted when you go over the maximum. That forces members to be more organised about their PMs and delete the ones that they do not need to keep. The only problem is that unethical members can force another member's PMs to be deleted by sending them a stack of PMs at once. I imagine the threat of banning such members would keep it under control.

A refinement to that is an archiving feature. Allow members to archive PMs. You then have two databases of PMs: The core PM database that is queried whenever a member accesses the PMs. It can be kept lean and mean with a maximum limit per member. Then all other PMs are on the archive database that is only queried when someone selects the option to look at their archives. As most people are only checking recent PMs the lean and mean core db will be good for most situations. However, the archive of all their messages are there is someone needs to go back and check something.

I don't know how feasible these suggestions are, but I hope they might be useful.

Offline BrandonTopic starter

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2006, 04:58:11 PM »
GuardianAngel: If you log off and relog in on occasion, that should fix things.  I have a few hundred PMs, but I know some people (ahem) have thousands.

Its not my fault Im popular *innocent look*

Alright, Ill put the relogging solution into the newbie guide when I get a chance and hopefully that will fix things for myself and other members. If it does not maybe we should prune the PM area. Is there any other advice you can give on this issue?

Edit: Ok added yoru solution to the Newbie guide
« Last Edit: January 20, 2006, 06:07:50 PM by guardianangel98 »

Offline ZK

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2006, 05:52:25 PM »
Heh, I could be a Goddess if anyone wanted. Since it'd be suitable for me since my roleplaying days seem to be numbered. X.X

Offline Lilac

Re: Private message issues?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2006, 02:59:31 AM »
What about limiting the maximum number of PMs each member can have. The oldest gets deleted when you go over the maximum. That forces members to be more organised about their PMs and delete the ones that they do not need to keep. The only problem is that unethical members can force another member's PMs to be deleted by sending them a stack of PMs at once. I imagine the threat of banning such members would keep it under control.

The problem is it err, doesn't work >_>

This has been going on since May, it's not merely a problem with the volume of PMs.