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Messages in Outbox not being sent

Postby Flux » Fri Sep 26, 2003 1:02 pm

I have messages sitting in my Outbox from yesterday afternoon.

I've since sent messages that successfully went through.

What's up? Do they not go from Outbox to Sentbox until the recipient receives the message? Or what?
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Postby philosopher » Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:29 am

Something similar is happening to me now. Nothing in the FAQ tells you about this behavior.

Not a well-timed surprise in this case.
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Postby Alpha » Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:46 am

I'm having the same problem. This is a much bigger problem than the formatting issues, plonk buttons, etc. Anyone have an email address for our overworked, underpaid admins?
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Postby Kinetic » Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:06 am

I've noticed some sending delays and also some notification delays being sent to my private e-mail.

Give the admins time, some of the posts they put up yesterday indicate they are just now getting into the swing of things and they will tackle this stuff...they are only volunteers and they will need time to fix it. It will get done though.
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Postby precipitate » Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:07 am

> Anyone have an email address for our overworked, underpaid admins?

Go to the Memberlist link at the top of the page and use the admin
username or emily sparkle. Send PM or email.
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Postby philosopher » Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:42 am

Kinetic wrote:I've noticed some sending delays and also some notification delays being sent to my private e-mail.

Give the admins time, some of the posts they put up yesterday indicate they are just now getting into the swing of things and they will tackle this stuff...they are only volunteers and they will need time to fix it. It will get done though.

I think I'm ready to speculate that things sit in the outbox until the intended recipient logs in.

If indeed that is the case, it's actually a nice programming decision.
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Postby precipitate » Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:08 pm

Ooh, nice call. From the documentation:

The Outbox
When you send a PM, the message goes to your Outbox. It remains in the
Outbox until the recipient visits his/her Inbox, at which point it is moved
from your Outbox to their Inbox. While the message remains in your
Outbox you may edit or delete your post if you like. The message
remains in your control until it is received.
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Postby Alpha » Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:26 pm

damn, I even checked the FAQ but I missed that one!
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Postby precipitate » Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:33 pm

It wasn't in the FAQ, though maybe it should be. It's at
http://www.phpbb.com/guide/phpBB_Users_Guide.html, which is the
admin guide for the forum software.
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Postby Kinetic » Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:23 pm

precipitate wrote:It wasn't in the FAQ, though maybe it should be. It's at
http://www.phpbb.com/guide/phpBB_Users_Guide.html, which is the
admin guide for the forum software.


Obviously someone has excellent attention to detail skills as I missed that too. Precip, what do you do when your not on here? Programming? You come across that you know what your talking about on a lot of things...I was just curious and thought I'd ask. You don't have to answer me though.
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Postby precipitate » Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:32 pm

> Programming?

Yup. If I were unemployed or a masochist or both I'd offer to help with the
eplaya. As it is, they're better off without me except in circumstances like
these.

> You come across that you know what your talking about on a lot of
> things...

Most of that is tone. For some reason, people just believe me.
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