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Old 05-02-2003, 08:12 PM
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The Private Messaging system has been disabled. This functionality has been redundant (it can all be handled via email), is counter to the whole point of forums (one to many communication) and causes unnecessary server load. If you need to contact a user the email contact link in their profile can be used, assuming they want to be contacted.

Your email address is still protected by our system since users email you through a form (naturally, if you reply to their emails they'll have your reply address).
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Old 05-03-2003, 01:58 AM
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It would have been nice for some notice for those of us that use the feature.
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I believe that you can consider yourself notified.
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Old 05-03-2003, 11:38 AM
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Is there at least a way to go in and retrieve old messages? Perhaps for a limited period of time?
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Old 05-03-2003, 04:53 PM
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Yeah, there is a message in my box waiting for me, i received it the day this was turned off. The first time i used private messageing, sent mine the day before it got turned off. The person I messaged does not have their email on display, how can i read this message?
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This is Dennis {Mil1ion}

This Announcement was made last night at 7:15 PM MDT.

This is another reason why we stress to users to read the
"Site Announcements" everytime you visit FTE.

In regards to getting ahold of the user > go to the member section find the user and see if they allow e-mails.


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How do we know you're really Dennis? Dennis could be tied up on the floor.
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That is Dennis, it is OldThumper that is tied up on the floor...

Dennis, say hi to him for me
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The Private Messaging system has been disabled. This functionality has been redundant (it can all be handled via email), is counter to the whole point of forums (one to many communication) and causes unnecessary server load. If you need to contact a user the email contact link in their profile can be used, assuming they want to be contacted.

Your email address is still protected by our system since users email you through a form (naturally, if you reply to their emails they'll have your reply address).


unnecessary server load.......ok. why not kill the chatroom insted? nobody seems to use it much but clearly everybody uses the PM feature. also, we (members and guests) at FTE use the PM system here to directly contact eachother so that we dont need to sort through TONS of SPAM to see what a fellow user has to say to us, webmaster and moderators included. not to mention, when going through our email..........how do we know who is an FTE user or not? just a thought.


i dont get it, why eliminate something that people actually use and is almost vital? if your trying to attract paying members......this isnt the way.

i understand it costs money to run a site like this but(imo) your not helping your bottom line by killing another service.
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mention, when going through our email..........how do we know who is an FTE user or not? just a thought.


I sent you email through the FTE remailer, pretty obvious when it comes from FTE.

Any other complaints about having it shut down is about like beating a dead horse
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Some like lodging complaints and never giving kudos, talking about understanding it costs money to operate the server while someone else shoulders the cost.

Sort of like someone complaining about the US Federal budget but not paying taxes.
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It doesnt matter to me.
I would just like to know why when i post black dotts appear in the envelopes.

Am I the black sheep? lol.

Love the site

thanks

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Maybe the disabling private messages is what speeded it up
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Old 05-08-2003, 06:32 PM
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That dot is there because YOU have responded to that thread.

Neat feature eh?

Now, I have to ask you to remove the NON-Ford vehicles from your sig.

Please ,Check the * sig content related *thread just below this thread.
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