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Do you refer it as PM or PC?

Do you refer private messages as PMs or PCs?

  • PM

    Votes: 26 89.7%
  • PC

    Votes: 3 10.3%

  • Total voters
    29
#1
Kinda of silly, but just curious..

With the private messaging system being called "conversations" do you refer to it as PM (private messages) or private conversations (PCs)?
 

DBA

Well-known member
#3
We also still call it PM's, people don't like change.

I'd originally tried changing all phrases from PC to PM, but it started to become a little to complicated. :confused:
 

Deepmartini

Well-known member
#7
I tried changing all the phrases as well, to private message. I had to give up because there were literally hundreds of changes to be made and it was extremely tedious and absurd. There should be an easy way to change phraseology all at once. Like a universal search and replace function.
 

AzzidReign

Well-known member
#10
When I see PC...I think personal computer right away, then have to read the message and realize they meant personal conversation. I still say PM on my site. I don't like getting random PM's so I make it so only the people I follow on my site can PM me. I direct people with various questions to use the contact us page so my team can go through it and get things done faster than if it was just me since I like to just let those PM's sit until I feel like I have the time to read over a bunch of the nonsense that is sent my way and fix the ones that are truly problems; and since my demographics is very young (half my age) I tend to have to play "detention teacher" and make the kids stop their lil quarrels. I was never one to get involved in middle school and high school drama so having to deal with it now at my age, it just gets under my skin.
 
#13
"PM" is a globally recognised forum term, "Send me a PC" and "PC sent" just don't work as well.

As a side note, I find it a little strange that XF kept the legacy term "thread" (as opposed to "topic"), but created a new term for private messages.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#14
"PM" is a globally recognised forum term, "Send me a PC" and "PC sent" just don't work as well.

As a side note, I find it a little strange that XF kept the legacy term "thread" (as opposed to "topic"), but created a new term for private messages.
That's because since anyone can be invited to the conversation without your permission, it's not really that private after all.

They are basically private threads. PMs and PCs aren't really private anyway and can be read by anyone who has access to the database.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#18
If I knew how to create a modification that can change the name of phrases I would. A 'turn personal concersatuons in to private messages mod would be cool
 

CTXMedia

Formerly CyclingTribe
#20
I use "Personal" message as opposed to "private" - private used to be okay when only two people were involved in the conversation (they weren't actually threaded conversations but rather individual sent/recieved messages), however now that other people can be invited into the conversations it is technically not private anymore.

I just can't get used to PC as a replacement for PM - it means personal computer the world over and just doesn't naturally replace the equally global PM (in terms of forums).

Cheers,
Shaun :D