June 15, 2007

Private Messaging

Have questions about the messaging functions?  Ask here.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 07:47 AM | Comments (13) | Add Comment
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1 Not having noticed this section before, I tried to use the private messaging to send a bug report to you, Pixy Misa.

The software says that I sent four messages. Also, when I click to see the body of the messages, the From: field reads Pixy Misa.

Posted by: PatBuckman at September 29, 2007 12:33 AM (6Q1y7)

2 Um.  Oops.  Let me take a look at that!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 30, 2007 03:06 AM (PiXy!)

3 Thanks for pointing that out.  The problem was that the messaging system looks up your site so that it can display (if you want it to) that the message came from Sam Carter of stargate.mee.nu.  I have four sites on the system (mee.nu, mu.nu, ai.mee.nu, and a site I'm in the process of setting up for someone) so it found all four and ended up returning four items for each actual message.

SQL can get quite complicated in situations like that, particularly with MySQL which has some annoying limitations on subqueries.  But I've modified it to only return the first of your sites, and so not duplicate messages unnecessarily.

Now I'm just setting it up to have a flag for when you have new messages, which is necessary for it to be really useful.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 30, 2007 11:04 AM (PiXy!)

4 Also, as I tried to say before, when I check to see what messages I sent, it correctly says that they are to you.
However, when I open up the body of the message, it says that they are from you.
When I hover the mouse over the phrase 'Pixy Misa' in the from field, it says that there is a link to patbuckman.mee.nu.

I have a screenshot at http://patbuckman.mee.nu/files/error1.JPG

Posted by: PatBuckman at September 30, 2007 08:57 PM (6Q1y7)

5 I'm figuring more of this out.

Here's the screen shot hidden.

I am still learning the oddities of the comment editor.

The angle bracket code shows in the preview, and the square bracket code shows in the editor box.

Posted by: PatBuckman at September 30, 2007 09:07 PM (6Q1y7)

6 Thanks, I'll get that bug fixed too.  I think you're the first person who's noticed that private messages exist.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 01, 2007 03:54 AM (PiXy!)

7 Fixed that one too.  It was what I expected - I just had a to where I should have had a from.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 01, 2007 12:55 PM (PiXy!)

8 You are very welcome. Looks all fixed now. Thank you.
Probably the only reason I noticed early is because I was expecting a bug report function as part of the site management screen.
Then I remembered something I'd thought I read about mee.nu sites including a free email, and confused the two with the PM function.

Posted by: PatBuckman at October 01, 2007 11:36 PM (6Q1y7)

9 I was trying to PM Steven den Beste, and guessing at the username. It kept on saying user not found, until I similtaniously put in chizumatic.mee.nu and filed in the subject, for the first time, with 'error'. I got the following error message:

Posted by: PatBuckman at November 01, 2007 12:37 AM (DZ471)

10 Hmm.  You can specify the site instead of the username, so that should work.  I'll do some testing.

Private messages aren't ideal just yet, as they don't notify you when they arrive.  That's fixed in the new version, which is currently under test, and should be in place next week.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 01, 2007 02:59 AM (PiXy!)


I guess just entering the site as the recipient still isn't working. I did the same thing that Pat did, just enter the site URL, and got a bunch of nasty red text.

Posted by: Will at November 08, 2007 10:50 PM (WnBa/)

12 Yeah, me too, same as Will and Pat.

Posted by: atomic_fungus at November 27, 2007 02:23 PM (mQRKi)

13 I'm trying to send a PM to Avatar_exADV, and I get the previous error message whether I use "Avatar_exADV" or avatar.mee.nu as the recepient.

Posted by: Jim Burdo at September 10, 2008 02:49 AM (nYI3x)

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