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Housekeeping

JimCR120

Got Lobstah?
Site Moderator
#1
I know I already tried getting deletable threads available to the originator without success but I will ask this one just in case.

I have been going over the message sent to me and while I do appreciate all of them I don't necessarily want to keep them all for posterity. I would much rather just keep the ones that I still want to reply to or act on or just remember for a bit longer.

I tried deleting the message but the only thing deleted was the message content. Everything else remained. It's like throwing away the letter and keeping the envelope. If I must keep the sender's picture I would want to keep what he wrote since it takes up the same screen space anyway.

Is there a way that I can:

1) Delete the personal messages sent to me on my wall?
2) If not can I bring back the message so I don't have to forever see that so and so sent me a message without ever again seeing the content?

Is this another thing that only a certain monkey can fix? If so perhaps a note saying what "deleting a message" actually accomplishes might save on other requests for site administrators to do the housekeeping we would be happy to do ourselves.
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
Mentor
#2
Yeah that got me too... Though it's only you that can see those "envelopes". The visitors to your profile won't see them.
 

JimCR120

Got Lobstah?
Site Moderator
#3
I thought I was keeping my 50 message limit under control but now I see it wasn't that at all that I was affecting. The 50 message limit, it seems, only applies to the private messages that are not privy to the rest of the forum.

The option to delete a message is misleading. Certainly we wouldn't want to only delete the content.
 

JimCR120

Got Lobstah?
Site Moderator
#5
Ok but even on Facebook when a post was hidden, the whole post was hidden, not just the message content. How is deleting only the message content ever a desirable outcome?
 

FlyingMonkey

Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
Admin
#8
Jim, I'll keep looking, but I dont' see where I have the option to "turn that on"

I've been a little scarce around lately, but hopefully after today I'll have some more free time. I snuck home from work for a few, today and yesterday I'm working a 7-11 shift. That's AM to PM.