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Any chance of putting the PM link on the frontpage?

Postby Dormant707 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:24 am

Following on the PM thread in the lounge, I thought of perhaps putting a thread in here to see what people think about the PM link being placed on the front page?

I have used the link many times and it is not that difficult to get to, but perhaps it would be an improvement if the link is on the front page.
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Postby LaX » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:28 am

Or atleast make a big link to it.
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Postby Assyrian » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:36 am

also, could we get colour added to it? like red when theres a unread message ...
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Postby HoboJoe » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:47 am

Well, since we made the logo clickable, I wouldn't have any objections to making the PM button a bit more noticable for newer members...
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Postby Dormant707 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:48 am

Assyrian wrote:also, could we get colour added to it? like red when theres a unread message ...


Nice idea!

I was also think about a log-in button - say at the bottom of the page? I don't want to say that it is a pain to log in - it is not really, but it nice when you come on to the site and you are able to log in from the front page.
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Postby HoboJoe » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:52 am

Well, since I put my computer on Sleep (52 days uptime LOL :shock:) I'm always logged in, but the odd time when I have to restart my computer for something is when It gets to me. I try to post something, then it takes me to the forum index and I have to log in then find the topic i was posting to again :roll:

Annoying at the very least.
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Postby Assyrian » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:52 am

login? dont you have it on auto? through FireFox?
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Postby HoboJoe » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:54 am

Yes. Doesn't seem to want to apply though.
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Postby LaX » Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:00 am

Just make sure you dont clear cookies for http://www.slyck.com

Do it by adding slyck url into the Exceptions for cookies. By doing this you are trusting slyck to be harmless.
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Postby HoboJoe » Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:02 am

Done :P thx LaX

Didn't notice the little arrow next to the Cookies section in Privacy before... :(
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Postby Nick » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:39 am

You can always enable to email notification option, then you get an email every time you receive a pm :idea:
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Postby poullos » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:06 am

Who gets so many PMs to bother? :lol:
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Postby LaX » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:20 am

That's why I would like to know I finally get PMs. They are special :P
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Postby WildHeart » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:09 pm

I don't expect to get any PMs unless I've broken some forum rule, but I do think that the link should be more prominently displayed than it is now. The idea of a different color for unread messages is good, but I would suggest a flashing light instead of, or in addition to, that
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Postby Mrs. 2p » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:20 pm

you know guys, If you activate "Pop-up window upon new private message" in your profiles (and you unblock popups in slyck.com), a pop up window will appear each time a new PM arrives, with a link to your inbox.

So no need for flashes or changes in color.

...and this also allows for opting-out by those who find flashes and color-changes annoying and distracting and generally unnecessarily complicating loading up of pages.

You can also activate "Notify me on new Private Message" to receive an email with a link to each new PM.

How much easier should it be?
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Postby Assyrian » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:22 pm

Mrs. 2p wrote:How much easier should it be?


how hard is it to create something like this.

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Postby Mrs. 2p » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:23 pm

what difference does it make? you get a pop-up that gives the exact same information with a link to the inbox. who cares whether it's a red box or a pop-up window?
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Postby Assyrian » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:25 pm

we dont want lolly pop ups, we want red box!
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Postby Mrs. 2p » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:35 pm

well, I can understand Dannybhoi's point in requesting that login and PM's become available on the front page itself. Not sure I agree, because often I just have time to read the news, and don't go into the forums precisely to avoid logging in (I accepted auto-login) and losing posts.

but this, I think is plain whimful, and it forces everybody to have the big PM message, rather than choosing whether they want it or not. Sorry, I just don't see what the contribution or improvement would be.
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Postby Assyrian » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:53 pm

because you dont want it no one else can have it :?
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Postby Mrs. 2p » Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:00 pm

it's not up to me to decide who can have what... I'm expressing my opinion just like you're expressing yours

all I'm saying is that I feel it's unnecessary clutter, adds nothing new, enhances the site in no way, and forces it upon those who don't want it as opposed to the current system which gives you the choice.

I'm sure Ray has a lot of work to get done, and I really think this isn't a priority. but hey, it's just me
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Postby Assyrian » Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:08 pm

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Postby WildHeart » Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:52 pm

Re my previous post: Scratch my suggestion for a flashing light. I cast my vote with Assyrian for the location and a simple "You Have....New Messages" in red script. That shouldn't be too distracting, should it?
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Postby bmh67wa » Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:31 pm

Most popup blockers will block a popup window from opening and notifying you of a PM. I had a PM and the window was blocked and I didn't notice it for a long time. I also got a notification via email that ended up in my spam folder. Luckily, I was bored that day and happened to catch it and change the rule for future use. Seems like many others would also miss it if they weren't paying attention.
The red box idea, or something maybe not quite as flashy but still more noticable that what we have now, would be great. Assyrian's lovely Photoshop illustration is a good idea as well.
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Postby carcassfan » Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:41 pm

gosh assy, keep your practical ideas to yourself next time.... :roll:
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