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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 
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They aren't broken! A lot of people have commented on PMs remaining in their Outbox as if this was a problem. It's not.

A PM will always stay in your Outbox until the recipient views it. Always. The problem is that we have a lot of users who check in very infrequently. Some of them may have notifications turned off (email notifications and popup notifications are optional), which means if they don't log in and remember to check their PMs, it could be a very long time before a PM that you sent to them leaves your Outbox. That's just how the system works. (so quit bitching about it)

Oddly enough, a lot of the people who come here very infrequently are also the same people who are usually trying to sell something when they DO come around. It's lame, but what can you do?

Check post counts. Low? Probably someone who doesn't check in often. Want to go further than that, look at their profile and see their recent posts. Big gaps of time between posts? Probably someone who doesn't check in often.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 
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I admit bitching..ha ha. Understandable now. Thanks for clearing it up.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 
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There have been a few people in recent weeks/months talking about PMs hanging out in their Outbox. Not just you. Glad to help!

BTW, one of the reasons the system works that way is to give you the opportunity to DELETE or EDIT a PM that you've sent. As long as it hasn't been read yet (it's still in your Outbox), you can edit or delete it. Internet forums being what they are, sometimes we'll fire off an angry reply quicker than we should... this feature can sometimes save some hard feelings or embarrassment!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 
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Loren wrote:
sometimes we'll fire off an angry reply quicker than we should... this feature can sometimes save some hard feelings or embarrassment!


please add this feature to my mouth
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 
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