Private Messages, Conversations and Profile Posts

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  1. goldpelican

    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    There's been some confusion over how to send a "private message" in the new forum software.

    As a reminder, notice of the upgrade was given on 10th March in http://www.silverstackers.com/forum...ers-mk-iii-coming-soon-action-required.83492/ on the old forum that the migration would be happening, and that Private Messages on that version would NOT be migrated. If there are private messages you wish to save, either cut & paste them into files, or you could try the guide Silver Smurfer wrote to do this on Firefox:

    http://www.silverstackers.com/forum...rading-feedback-with-firefox-scrapbook.84032/

    The old forum will be running to at least the end of April at the old URL: http://forums.silverstackers.com

    Conversations

    To send a private message on the new Silver Stackers, you start a Conversation with the person you wish to message. A new feature is that you can start a conversation with multiple people, e.g. three or four participants. It will look just like a regular thread on the board, but be private just to the participants. Participants can also "drop out", or be invited to join an existing conversation. These are private to the participants.

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    You can view your conversations from the Conversation link under your profile, or through your Inbox. The quickest way to send a private message to someone is to click the Inbox tab, and click Start a New Conversation.

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    Then you can just start typing the user(s) into the participants field, and select the correct users from the auto-search.

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    Once you've picked the participants, entered a title, typed your message, click Start a Conversation to send the message. Participants can respond and it will read like a thread.

    Profile Posts

    These have been disabled for now. A profile post is a public post on your profile that either you or a visitor can create - anyone logged into the forum can read them. Unfortunately some users accidentally used them for trading private messages, so for now I've disabled the functionality altogether until familiarity with the new board functions increases.
     

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    Soprano16 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Leave the conversation will remove it from your Inbox

    When you click on leave there will be an option that asks if you want to essentially reconvene with that person later

    So yep, just click leave and it deletes it from your inbox

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    Leaving conversation deletes conversation from my in box but ...... I have accidentally included a member with a very similar username in a private conversation. I can't find a way to undo or delete the conversation completely does anyone know if that's possible?
     
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    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Nope. You cannot recall a conversation once started.
     
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    kilo Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Ouch :oops:
     
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    Im lost!!! If I want to sell something what do I do? New media? What about auctions does every member automatically see what you want to sell . Maybe I am to old for all this.
     
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    Greg Williams Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Just click on the 'Australia & New Zealand (public) - as normal
    In the upper right hand corner click on post new thread - that will take you here >>> http://www.silverstackers.com/forums/index.php?forums/australia-new-zealand-public.30/create-thread
    Enter 'Thread Title' and fill in as normal as per the old forum
    If you want to add pics > click on the little 'Image' icon next to the smiley >>>pop up will show >>> enter the URL of your image

    Hope this helps :)
     
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    VANGBAC Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Thanks Greg now that was a big help. Just so many places and levels on this one. So I guess if you want to buy something you reply as usual on the thread or start a conversation with the seller like a pm putting in their name?
     
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    Greg Williams Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Correct on all counts.
    Treat everything as normal. Buzz on thread etc. PM is now start a conversation with... when you start to type a name, you will get choices in a drop down box, choose the person - thats it!
    I'm still finding my way around, but if I can help in anyway just message 'start a conversation' with me, and I'll try and work it out lol

    Cheers [​IMG]
     
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    Cheers Greg
     
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    I can't figure out how to change my signature, I've googled it etc but still have no luck. Anyone else figured it out yet? On a video I watched, it shows a signature section under my user name but I don't seem to have that.
     
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    Greg Williams Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Go to top of page >>> on the Black/grey bar you will see your name >>> mouse over it >>> drop down menu appears >>> click on signature :)
     
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    Could be a permissions issue - still ironing a few out.
     
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    ozcopper Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks Greg, that's what I mean, there is no signature!
     
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    Yep, no signature option anywhere for me too
     
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    No signature for me also.
     
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    Greg Williams Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    So you guys don't have this?

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    No mate I got this...

    https://ibb.co/g4wri5

    Please tell me how you got that screenshot in the post, copy/cut and paste don't work for me.

    Edit... ok but I see it as attachement, so confused lol
     

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    ozcopper Administrator Staff Member

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    Nope Greg some of us don't.
     
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    The signature option is only for paying members
    Oz, as you are staff GP must change the setting for you
     

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