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Conversations: functionality to organize the inbox

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Grover, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Bytheway... I totally love the fact that there are no 'sent items' (or ditto folder for that matter) at all anymore. Every single reply in a conversation is combined into 1 single conversation 'thread'... the thought that has been put into this refreshing communication system is just great.

    If stuff like this is any sign of what is to come in the future, then really I will not recommend XenForo to any more people... because they will have the same awesome platform I am on! ;)

    Kidding aside, with such a great system available I believe I am going to use it more on my own platforms (I disabled the PM system on vBulletin all together for myself, with good reason). With XF I do want to use it more as a communication means for contacting both staff and members, so I think it would be handy if this system in the future would come with added functionality to organize the list of conversations.

    Not sure what is the best way (folders or labels) and I do realize the conversations-area of XenForo is not a full fledged email-client, but I sure love the fact that in Outlook for example you can flag (different colours) an email, so it's very easy to see at a glance which emails you've flagged as important and what tasks are still open or which ones are already scrapped from the 'to-do-list'. And sure there are more ideas to organize it all.

    In the current state of XF the Conversations list is one big overview with no means to sort/label/flag/structure the contents. So it's completely unorganized. Making it harder to find things back (there's also no search, is there?) and work with it efficiently.

    Please do [like] this first posting if you think it is a good feature suggestion for XenForo
    Reba, Divvens, Tracy Perry and 32 others like this.
  2. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    a. I agree about the conversations being much, much better than having a bunch of separate PMs to attempt to dig through. :)

    b. Does the little blue dot appear when you have an unread conversation in the list? If not, perhaps you could use those (in different colors) to sort them...or flags, like you said...or maybe even "nodes" like the forum list? hmm
    Peggy likes this.
  3. AlexandrosD

    AlexandrosD Active Member

    we need search for conversations +10 for this
    we also need tags!!!! +20 for this
  4. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  6. Tessa

    Tessa New Member

    I would be happy with a way to select all conversations to delete them. lol

    but *like*
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  8. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    After I made this suggestion the wonderful Xenforo introduced Thread prefixes. So since this great functionality is now already there for threads, I would like to suggest to extend this functionality to PC's (why is it actually called 'Conversations' instead of 'Personal/Private Conversations', I can not remember?) as well.
    erich37 likes this.
  9. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I really hope we will see conversation folders in an upcoming release.

    When coming from vbulletin its a real downgrade in functionality to see thousands of PMs that were nicely sorted in folders, all lumped into one big mess.
    Thomas.B and thedude like this.
  10. Slind

    Slind Active Member

    I would be happy if we have this in XenForo:
  11. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

  12. TDUBS

    TDUBS Active Member

    Sorry to bump, but I like this idea.
  13. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    Seems this is an old thread but yes the conversation threads are great. It would be even better if we could organise those threads in folders or with tags/labels.
    Maybe a way to mark the conversation threads, like flag them or highlight them to define them against others in the list.

    Just needs some way to organise them a bit.
  14. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You need to like the first post in a suggestion thread to show support for it. :)
  15. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    Ah thanks!!

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