[Suggestion] Mass PC/E-Mail

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.
 

Peggy

Well-known member
Since there is no PM feature in xF, I wouldn't think there could be a mass PM feature either.
 

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.
 

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?
 

Been Told

Well-known 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?
"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.
 

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.
 

Been Told

Well-known member
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.
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.
 

Brandon_R

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

Mike Law

Active 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.
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...
 

James

Well-known 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...
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!
 

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.
 

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!
 

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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