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Forum Warnings

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by FindMyDIY, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. #1
    So, this forum gives warnings when you post on a thread that you are sending a member a PM? I fail to see how that is seen as having no value or inflating post count.

    I have the conversation from the treads in question in my Inbox, so I am not making any type of irrelevant post.
    SEMrush
    Any moderators care to chime in. What is wrong with making a relevant statement?
     
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    FindMyDIY, Feb 2, 2019 IP
  2. #2
    It’s been a rule since the forum started. https://www.digitalpoint.com/help/posting
    By using the forum, you agree to those rules. When a member receives a PM they get an alert, no need to post it, just send the PM. Lesson learned, just move on.
     
    allout, Feb 2, 2019 IP
  3. FindMyDIY

    FindMyDIY Member

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    #3
    Sigh, too much time spent trying to navigate the FB and all their crap I think.
     
    FindMyDIY, Feb 2, 2019 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #4
    Don't be too hard on the mods. Often they may want to cut members some slack but if a member files a report they will usually act on it. The mods need members to report as they are too busy to catch everything. Failing to act on a report could cause the reporter to not file reports, not good for the mods ability to do the job. I was a part time moderator so this comes from personal experience.

    Hang in there and keep smiling.:)
     
    Spoiltdiva, Feb 2, 2019 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #5
    We've got old threads that are full of "pm sent" posts and they make it hard to see the real feedback and questions on a thread. The forum notifies the recipient when you send a private conversation message. There is absolutely no value in proclaiming it in the thread as well.
     
    sarahk, Feb 2, 2019 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    #6
    It would be easier to integrate a little code and just auto stop those types of posts with a little note. No mod involvement, no future headache for users.
     
    qwikad.com, Feb 3, 2019 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    back when we first brought the rule in users got very creative to stop us searching for the phrase. They'd put p.m. or mp instead. They'd add ingratiating nonsense around it.

    It's now a small issue since users have learnt to trust that recipients are notified on most platforms and assume this will be the same. As a rule of thumb, if a mod has to respond to a report they'll probably give a warning.
     
    sarahk, Feb 3, 2019 IP