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Offline jrgp

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Ability to search PM's
« on: March 25, 2008, 06:46:07 am »
Why the hell does SMF not have a PM searching feature?

I've got a few hundred PM's and there's something I just can't find.
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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 06:53:04 am »
Isn't the PM limit like 20-30 messages?

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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008, 07:23:33 am »
Isn't the PM limit like 20-30 messages?

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(13 pages in inbox and 12 in outbox...)

If you PM with lot of people then it would be usefull. for me it's not that important 'cause I PM with ~4 persons.

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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 07:39:34 am »
You do know that there is a delete button... why keep over 50 messages and I highly doubt you need to keep all of them.

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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 07:45:50 am »
Some of them are just important and some less important have links, pics. It's good to keep 'em.

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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 07:54:13 am »
I have 60 messages, used to have a lot more but deleted all the useless ones, it's a lot easier to look for the stuff you need if you get rid of all the pointless stuff just sitting around in your inbox.

A search function would be excellent for the more frequent PM'ers though.
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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008, 09:48:08 am »
I guess it would be useful to have for those with a lot of PMs.  A lot of people wouldn't really use it though.

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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008, 09:55:12 am »
Delete them?

The only relevant ones are the first pages
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Offline FliesLikeABrick

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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2008, 12:07:21 pm »
If you need to be able to search your private messages, just enable the e-mail notification of new PMs (if you don't have it enabled already) and just search your mail inbox instead.

(this is what I do)

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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2008, 06:54:28 am »
ah yes!! good tips there ninjadick  :P

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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2008, 02:03:23 pm »
ah yes!! good tips there ninjadick  :P

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what? a retard
maybe if you have links in pms and keep those cloggers just for that, why not make a "favourites"/"soldat link bookmarks" function that would just help store relevant links/pics so you wouldn't have to browse through all of your worldly possessions?
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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2008, 06:31:08 pm »
ah yes!! good tips there ninjadick  :P

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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2008, 03:54:41 am »
Hahaha, he sent me a nice little PM too. It's people like him who shame Aussie Soldat.
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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2008, 05:53:54 am »
If you need to be able to search your private messages, just enable the e-mail notification of new PMs (if you don't have it enabled already) and just search your mail inbox instead.

(this is what I do)

I see.. but getting e-mails all the time is just annoying, really. In fact, I hate getting e-mails, and I haven't even gotten smited with spammail on my new one yet. I quite like the idea here that jrgp brought up. Like me, I have 221 PMs currently, and I don't really wanna delete any of them. Surely there are some of them that I will never check out again, but I actually like to go through some of them on dull days just to see if I forgot anything, you know?
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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2008, 02:34:58 pm »
Thanks, echo. I highly doubt there isn't a searching PM's add on for SMF, and if there isn't, it wouldn't take more than a half hour for someone like Flies or EH to code one. Maybe it's something you guys could consider.
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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2008, 05:45:13 pm »
If i get an important messange il either screen it and put it in a certain folder or just copy it.
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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2008, 09:17:03 pm »
If you need to be able to search your private messages, just enable the e-mail notification of new PMs (if you don't have it enabled already) and just search your mail inbox instead.

(this is what I do)

I see.. but getting e-mails all the time is just annoying, really. In fact, I hate getting e-mails, and I haven't even gotten smited with spammail on my new one yet. I quite like the idea here that jrgp brought up. Like me, I have 221 PMs currently, and I don't really wanna delete any of them. Surely there are some of them that I will never check out again, but I actually like to go through some of them on dull days just to see if I forgot anything, you know?

Do you really get PMs so often that the e-mails would be annoying?

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Re: Ability to search PM's
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2008, 05:08:54 am »
Well... yes, actually. I mean, it's not critical, but the feature would be a nice addition, me thinks.
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