Private Message System on GUG

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thegeek
Private Message System on GUG

Did anyone notice the private message system? It has replaced the GUG IM's and the contact tab (emails). I like this because unlike the old system when you sent a email it showed your email addy that you have listed on gug (not everyone liked that feature). This is so much nicer, you can still stay private here (no email addy shown) yet contact others with ease. Plus you can PM (private message) those that are NOT online - something you couldn't do with the old IM system.

SO HUGE THUMBS UP HUBBY - I AM DIGGING THE NEW SYSTEM!

How do you know you have a message? You don't have to keep checking your "my GuGMessages" you will see a message

at the top of every screen

and next to your GuGMessages will show how many messages you have in there (unread) see:

 

To send a PM to one of your geek friends (they will show on your drop down list - or once you have PMed them they are added to your drop down list) simply drop down the list and click on there name. The names are in alphabetical order (YAY). Once you click the name it will show up in the "To" box. How do you send a PM to someone that is not in your drop down box. Well simply type there name in the "To" area and you can send it that way (even if they are NOT online).

 

or you can go to a members profile and simply click the "send private GuGMessage" link

 

You can also change the settings for your Private messages. You need to go to your account page (your profile on gug) then click the "edit" tab and you will see this under the picture for your avi:

 

Things YOU CAN do in a PM:

You can add smile faces Kiss

You can add Pictures and Hyperlinks like you do on comments

You can set up your PM to email you when you have a new message! (see above)

Things you CANT do in a PM:

Now can you send the same message to two or more people (like a CC or a BCC) - no. SO if you want to send the same message - copy and paste baby!

Can non premium members use the PM system - sorry NO this is one of the perks of being a Premium member

   

   

FairyGirl
Re: Private Message System on GUG

Awesome new system Hubby!! Already wrote you but I had to say it again..I'm absolutely digging the new feature. Big thumbs up!!!

p to the izzle
Re: Private Message System on GUG

I like this waaaaaaay better than the private emails or IM system from before. The new emails from within GuG is so much better. I had a habit of missing people after they sent me IMs. Good work Hubby!

Edit* Could there be a way to see if a sent message has been read like on MySpace?  

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

Almost Evil
Re: Private Message System on GUG

I think (though im not 100% sure) that if you view SENT MESSAGES, the ones that have NOT been read, say NEW! next to them in red. If they HAVE been read...its not red (haha!) 

p to the izzle
Re: Private Message System on GUG

Ok, when I went in to my sent folder before I did notice that one said new next to it. Thanks.  

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

LadyCerridwen48
Re: Private Message System on GUG

I LOVE it!  What a nice surprise after being away for almost a week!  

One little thing?  Can we have something to let us know that we've replied to a message or not?   

 

"We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"

Hot2na
Re: Private Message System on GUG

[quote=LadyCerridwen48]One little thing?  Can we have something to let us know that we've replied to a message or not?[/quote]

besides the "sent" folder?

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

LadyCerridwen48
Re: Private Message System on GUG

[quote=Hot2na]

[quote=LadyCerridwen48]One little thing? Can we have something to let us know that we've replied to a message or not?[/quote]

besides the "sent" folder?

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

[/quote]

 

Missed that, but I'd like a little flag on the PM in my inbox instead of having to check a second folder.  I'm lazy like that.

 

"We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"

GoldenGirl
Re: Private Message System on GUG

I also like this better--I don't like having my e-mail shown with the contact form. I'm also glad we can contact members who aren't online. Kudos, hubby!

Niebr
Re: Private Message System on GUG

im still not liking the fact that you have 2 be a premium member for these lil perks,

The only stupid question is the one that remains unasked
~Niebr~

nvrsaynvr
Re: Private Message System on GUG

so after a couple days of using the system, here are a couple thoughts:

1. i think i liked it better when my pm's were on top of the screen when i came to the homepage, rather than having to go to the inbox, i'm lazy like that. i don't get that many, so it wasn't a big deal to delete them all. but some people around here get more than others, so i can see how that may NOT be missed by some members, and i can respect that.

2. i do like that our email addy isn't shown/used though, that our mailbox is on the site...whew...

3. i wrote an email to someone, and noticed that it had been filtered! my sailor mouth language (s**t) had been filtered to "stuff"...boo! i can't curse at home, i watch my mouth and keep it PG-13 for the kids ALL day, and now i can't even put some of my favorite words in my GuG pm's....hmph...

4. i like that we can see if the message has been read or not....nice feature. 

overall...i'm happy with itSmile

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