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Old 06-26-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Instant messaging at LQ?


Has anyone ever discussed adding a feature to LQ to allow sending an instant message to another member? Presumably the member would have the option to turn this off and maybe to block messages from specific users.

An alternative would be something that alerts you (while you are online) that you have received a PM or a Visitor Message.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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well I guess this is largely in line with a chatroom, which is never something that has ever been looked upon favourably as it removes these discussions from the forum, where they can be of use to many other people.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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PM alerts can be set within your profile, I get an email when I receive a PM. IM or any other form of chat has always been turned down by Jeremy as it is unmoderated and any discussions would be off forum which goes against the idea of having all discussions fully available.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 05:23 PM   #4
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The "Show New Private Message Notification Pop-up" option sounds like what you're looking for.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-27-2010, 04:41 AM   #5
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@Aashima Singh: Stop spamming. Reported.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 04:44 AM   #6
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Well prior to that, everybody on this thread was (at least) a mod.
I suspect it'll be dealt with drunna ....
 
Old 06-27-2010, 05:31 AM   #7
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Well, you can list your IM user name in your profile so people can IM you ... isn't that enough ?
 
Old 07-07-2010, 04:19 PM   #8
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Well, if it is adopted, please let's the default be no IM unless set...
 
Old 07-08-2010, 02:09 PM   #9
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I agree this could be an annoying feature.
 
  


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