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Have You Ever Wanted To Send Yourself a Personal Conversation?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by DRE, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    How come we can't message ourselves in Xenforo? What's the harm in that? I used to do this in vBulletin because I preferred taking Notes here. Not really important notes but random notes about the site or whatever. I now do it in my mod forum. I basically have to create an alias account and message myself if I want to take notes this way.
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    No, never felt the need.
  3. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

  4. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Nope, surely it's better to do this in a private node and then you have the option of moving them to somewhere public if you need to.
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  5. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    I do the same.
    Without the draft function that's the only option to save future threads,posts.
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  6. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Yup, I used to do it in vB, all the time as reminders for things on the forum.
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  7. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Use notepad. I use OS X's notes.
  8. silence

    silence Well-Known Member

    Eh I rather a feature for notices in the admincp.
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  9. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I personally use staff areas for notes/ snippets of code for that type of thing.

    Probably not ideal, or practical but couldn't you use Chris Deeming's - Notifications set it for it to display for conversation_list, conversation_view area or both areas with the permission to be viewed by yourself only?

    I haven't checked it out whether you can do both or all with regards to locations but i know you can pick locations to show notifications so in theory you can have a bunch of notifications showing in the bottom left, bottom right, top left & top right though again whether that is practical to do is another story. Another option could be using the Bookmarks Add-on though personally I prefer to have a dedicated admin/staff area to make such notes that are deemed as important or something I want to go back to. If I think they are priority over other notes I'll bookmark that note I posted in the admin area and set the bookmark to private.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2013
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  10. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I do
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  11. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I always used to send myself PM's on vB, and I still do on other forums...

    It's a good way to keep notes, and test PM's etc ;)
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  12. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    as a forum admin, that's what personal test accounts are for ;)
  13. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    I hate cluttering up a site with test accounts though :D
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  14. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    even just the one?? :whistle:
  15. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    The only time I ever sent a PM to myself was to test to see if the PM system was working. That's all.

    Like @Azhria Lilu I didn't want to make another account, just to log in and log out to test this 1 feature.

    As for notes..... That is what "Pandora's Box" is for (that's the name of my staff only forum).
  16. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I have a single test account on my main site, which is what I used to make sure all the permissions etc we working OK. I know you can test permissions via the ACP, but say for example, the username change feature in User Essentials, you can't test that via spoofed permissions.
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  17. netrix

    netrix Active Member

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  18. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Nope. That's not to say I've not used them, I just don't like having multiple accounts for testing purposes - I generally just rope someone else in to help test something instead :D
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  19. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    I have an add-on that works like a notepad :p
    But notes that I need reminder's about are placed in my staff section, so they can poke me about it :)
  20. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Same.. The voices inside my head talk to me without the need to write them.
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