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Newest PMs have vanished   Technical Issues/Bugs

Started 2/9/18 by Joy to You! (JOY337); 7055 views.
In reply toRe: msg 1

some thought's…..
yes, they "disapear"….
when one press "private message" on top of the site….just a few of the history shows up
when one press "show all"….there's SOME more that show up, BUT….not the latest…..
to see latest from a specific person, one have to press the "send private message" thru persons profile in a regular post….
next thing…..there should be JUST ONE way to send a message, when one written a message….JUST by press send-button…..
as it is now one can by accident send by press enter-button,
next thing… must continue to write everyting in one line/sentence….an' when come to an end the computer shift's to
line 2 (second line….)
there's NO chance to finish a line/sentence by press shift/enter to get to a new line….
INSTEAT the message get posted…..

every change is seen by us humans as NEGATIVE….
a sample….
if i work from 08:00-17:00, an' my boss say….from now on you have to work from 07:00-16:00
i say NOOOO…..(coz then i have to get up 1h earlier)…..
after 3 month my boss say….from now on you have to work from 08:00-17:00 again as you did in the past,
then i say NOOOOO ( coz i have to finish 1h later)……

same here……the GOOD OL' private messages was MUCH better
since i was used to it…..
this new version is a BIG mess….coz it don't behave similar as the ol'…..
IF those problems get fixed, i can accept the changes….BUT……as it is now i REALLY prefer the ol' version….
an' YEAH…..i run my forums in a CLASSIC view…..(for same reason….i know how the handle)

just some reflections….just my 2c

thank's for the rant/thank's for listening

Ive lost masses of pms. but I never deleted them.

From: gunter


On your MyForums page
you click on the Inbox tab. Is that where you are looking, do you have any PMs showing, scroll down the list?

gunter - some but by no means all. a lot of them were very old and I don't care. its just been a useful way of dating things.

no biggie but its annoying.

I used both the old and newer PM systems since the release of Zeta. If I deleted some messages from a poster from my Profile inbox, I noticed there were unexpected holes in our conversation when viewed from a Zeta header. More than the deleted messages.

So I am wondering if it is like the forum discussions we move of delete that create black hole in which undeleted conversations fall into.


From: kizmet1


Lurked and found this thread.
The bottom line for me is "why the new format"? The original was easy and well liked and being sorely missed while the new is difficult and hard to follow.
I liked being able to scroll through the messages, find a title I was looking for and continue it no matter how far was.
Some PM's were from members who have passed away and I miss them but could pull up their advice for something when needed.

From: Gaelspirit


I too, have lost pms in my inbox in the past few days. I just clicked on one this morning (from the inbox) and it showed, but the person's profile came up for some reason, blocking the message, so I went back to my forums, then back to the inbox and the latest pm to me was nowhere to be found. I scrolled down the entire history list and nada. This had never happened to me before, even with the newer style of messaging.

From: Cstar1


The old messages should all be there, just contained in the "Conversation" with that person. 

If you remember who it was from asked them what they sent and how they accessed the PM form. (clicked on the conversation from their inbox, clicked on your profile from a message, from a visitor list, from Controls of from their profile's Friends list...) You can also slick on Send PM in their profile and see if the message pops up that way.

I had a one weird message thingy vanish right before my eyes as well, we (the sender and I) did figure out what happened and subsequent ones sent the same way are fine.


From: Gaelspirit


I had sent her a pm first thru profile, and normally both messages would show when one replies, but just the one from her did. Will just send her another message to see what her reply was.
edited to add, when I clicked on her name and profile to send new message the old ones reappeared. Weird for sure! Thanx for your help.