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PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:38 pm

How difficult would it be to push PMs straight to email in a full text mode.. and then have the ability to respond to said PMs directly via email?

It's kind of like how Ebay has it when you get a question from a member.. know what I'm talking about?
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby trilobyte » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:53 pm

Or you could just click on the email icon next to a person's name (or the send email link when looking at the user's profile). It's visible if the person in question has entered their email address and enabled the option for users to contact them via email.
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:01 pm

No.. what I mean is..

Say I receive a PM from somebody. As it sits right now, I get an email notification saying that such and such has just sent me a PM, and to please login to view it. I then click link, go to eplaya, read and reply to PM.

What I'm suggesting is that instead of a notification, I receive the actual PM with full text to my email inbox.. and to reply to the PM, I just reply to the email..
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby BBadger » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:25 pm

I wouldn't mind seeing a preview of the message in the email, but a email-PM gateway ends up making the forum board into essentially an email forwarding system. Plus it has to parse out all the crap from the email message to digest into a PM.
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:36 pm

True. It just gets tedious on a mobile phone especially when you have a lot of back and forthing going on. I mean, it's do-able.. just.. as long as we're on a wish list here.

Especially as we get closer to the burn, there's tons of planning activities going back and forth. Just trying to think of ways to streamline communications amongst the community.
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby Savannah » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:39 pm

What I don't understand is why my pineapple marshmallow jello cake recipe isn't worth the extra legwork, junglesmacks.
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:47 pm

Savannah wrote:What I don't understand is why my pineapple marshmallow jello cake recipe isn't worth the extra legwork, junglesmacks.


It's taking All. My. Power. to restrain myself right now.


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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby Savannah » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:55 pm

My work here is done.
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:59 pm

Now I've got this song/video solidly in my head..

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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby trilobyte » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:47 am

It took me years to get Darin's remix out of my head.......and now it's back. Damn you all!
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:17 pm

The girl just leaned over and smacked me for singing it the 20,000th time in 48 hours..
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby jkisha » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:18 am

BBadger wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing a preview of the message in the email, but a email-PM gateway ends up making the forum board into essentially an email forwarding system. Plus it has to parse out all the crap from the email message to digest into a PM.

Yup. I'm with you here.

People wanting to initiate back and forth communications from eplaya should use the email button.
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:09 pm

jkisha wrote:People wanting to initiate back and forth communications from eplaya should use the email button.


Are you saying that you never have any type of back and forth via PM on here to some degree?


..and are we now including eplaya in the "doing it wrong/right"? Who are you to tell me how to use eplaya besides the TOS especially when dealing with private/person-to-person communications?


In fact, I think you're wearing too much red today. Anyone that wants to wear that much red should really only do so on Mondays and Wednesdays.
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby Rice » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:36 pm

I use PM to talk with people on eplaya that I don't have email addresses for. Otherwise I use email.

It would be nice to see a preview on a PM when it hits my email account (esp. on a smart phone).... It would be very cool to have a eplaya app that runs on my smartphone.

Unfortunately I do not have the motivation to make a mobile app right now.

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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby Nipple » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:17 pm

junglesmacks wrote:In fact, I think you're wearing too much red today. Anyone that wants to wear that much red should really only do so on Mondays and Wednesdays.


If you want to take that argument, I'm just going to come unplug your PMs late at night. You can plug them back in when you wake up.
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:43 pm

Nipple wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:In fact, I think you're wearing too much red today. Anyone that wants to wear that much red should really only do so on Mondays and Wednesdays.


If you want to take that argument, I'm just going to come unplug your PMs late at night. You can plug them back in when you wake up.



Momma used to threaten that too until she walked in on me spanking it.



..but that was last week. This is a new one. She should be over it by now.
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby BBadger » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:18 am

junglesmacks wrote:..and are we now including eplaya in the "doing it wrong/right"? Who are you to tell me how to use eplaya besides the TOS especially when dealing with private/person-to-person communications?


I remember when I had some PM-conversation with someone we just took it to email directly when it became too obnoxious to use PMs. I guess I feel that if you want to use ePlaya, its main purpose is as a forum, not as a message-passing medium. PMs are good for addressing something directly and privately with respect to the forum, usually over few messages. Email is a much better tool for person-to-person conversations, and there's really no point in having ePlaya as a middleman for that purpose.
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Re: PM to email / email to PM capabilities

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:19 am

Sure, I agree. I just don't agree with someone attempting to mandate my decision.
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