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[Suggestion] Mass PC/E-Mail

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Been Told, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Been Told

    Been Told Well-Known Member

    I think mass e-mail is included in vBulletin as standard, but I never use that.
    What I do use though, is mass PMs.
    With those you can reach your members while they are browsing your forum. And those who are not browsing the forum, will get a notification e-mail.

    In my own forums I have only clocked 2 or 3 people who turned off PM notifications via e-mail.

    But just to cover both bases, I would suggest a mass PM and mass E-Mail feature. And that "can't reply to this message" option is really good for those mass PMs.

    I did run a search and haven't found anything with "mass" in it - so I'm hoping this one isn't a duplicate. If it is, I apologize.
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Since there is no PM feature in xF, I wouldn't think there could be a mass PM feature either.
  3. Been Told

    Been Told Well-Known Member

    D'oh, I should have said Personal Conversations. :D What I mean is basically throwing a message into everyone's inbox.
  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    That would be nice.
  5. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Agreed, also with the ability in PC's to "Lock conversation" upon creation to stop anyone else sending replies it would be a really nice to have.
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  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The dev's would also have to add a new "unsubscribe from mass private conversation"* option in addition to the existing "site mailings" checkbox in the privacy options.

    * Isn't that an oxymoron: mass private conversation?
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  7. Been Told

    Been Told Well-Known Member

    "Receive personal conversations from admins?"

    Just like right now it's: "Receive e-mail from admins?"

    Although "receive personal conversation" sounds stupid...
    You could just say "Receive messages from admins" or something.
  8. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I think a notice system would do much more good here as it's basically the same thing without the overhead of actually sending everyone a Personal Conversation per say.
  9. Been Told

    Been Told Well-Known Member

    Good idea. But if people have e-mail notifications for new personal conversations, they should also be getting a notification when they receive this notice.
  10. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    Mass alert or PC would be a great feature. I'm often using this (as add-on) for vB.
  11. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    That would be up to the feature set of the Notice System but yeah they should if they signed up for it.
  12. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I like to mass-PM in vBulletin so that I'm not spamming people's e-mail inboxes. I like to keep forum stuff on the forum :p

    +1 to this.
  13. Mike Law

    Mike Law Active Member

    The PM will send an email , ah crap,

    The Private Conversation tool hereonforth PM, will send an email to the receiver... :rolleyes: so email boxes will be filled...
  14. James

    James Well-Known Member

    E-mails will be filled if the user has selected to receive an e-mail upon new conversation. If they have, that's their problem!
  15. Mike Law

    Mike Law Active Member

    I understand that, but there is no difference than with sending an email, same rule applies.
    Although I agree that the PC/PM is a call to login to the forum to get the message, personally I find email less work.
  16. dwdmadmac

    dwdmadmac Active Member

    mass PC would be highly beneficial for me I must say, Notices are a good way of doing things but when you have an unique forum setup with multiple departments & sections, where notices would clash, it can be a little overwhelming. Another note is that with a Mass PC the first thing that logged-in user will see is that Bright Red 1 (stating he has a new PC) which in the end he/she will take time to look at the first before even looking or browsing the rest of the forums. This could be a great way to give all of your users an important update/etc... for that particular subject!
  17. Mr.Rick

    Mr.Rick Active Member

    Did anyone end up creating a mass conversation addon with the ability for a user to unsubscribe from the feature?

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