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Visitor messaging and friend profile blocks

  1. Jun 10, 2008 #1
    Visitor messaging and a friend block has been added to member profiles
     
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  3. Jun 10, 2008 #2

    Moonbear

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    Can you explain what visitor messaging is? It's clearly something different from PMs, but I'm not sure what it does, other than I noticed the messages are rather ephemeral.

    I like getting to approve friends, because it seems friendly to know someone wants to add you as a friend. Not so nice blocking them from being a friend (does that actually do anything functional, like block PMs from an undesired pest?)
     
  4. Jun 10, 2008 #3
    visitor messaging is public and similiar to the facebook wall.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2008 #4

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    If I understand the visitor messaging, it means someone can add a comment or comments to one's profile page.
     
  6. Jun 10, 2008 #5
    There is a setting in usercp options to restrict comments to only those who you are friends with
     
  7. Jun 10, 2008 #6

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    I have been avoiding face book for the past three years of college out of principle and finally it paid off! I have a PF wall instead of a Facebook wall! Much better!:approve:
     
  8. Jun 10, 2008 #7

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    what changes when you approve someone as your friend?
     
  9. Jun 10, 2008 #8

    Moonbear

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    They show up in your friend's list on your profile, and according to the above, it lets them post visitor messages on your profile even if you block others. I need to play more...Greg's probably dying of laughter at my initial confusion over visitor messages as I stumbled around trying to figure out what they even were.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2008 #9

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    oh, ok, thanks. Feel free to test stuff out on me while you're figuring it all out.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2008 #10

    Evo

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    If anyone figures out what it does, aside from what Moonbear mentioned, let me know.

    You can always delete unwanted comments, supposedly.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2008 #11

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    where's the poke button?
     
  13. Jun 10, 2008 #12

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    :rofl: don't.. can you imagine the number of unwanted pokes people would get! "oi, this guy isn't helping me with my homework fast enough .. poke.."
     
  14. Jun 10, 2008 #13

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    :rofl: Good point!
     
  15. Jun 20, 2008 #14

    BobG

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    Ah, so that's what's up. You know, I should check my messages and notifications more often. There was a couple PMs from April that I never even noticed.

    Seems like a cool idea, I guess. I don't spend much time on Facebook or MySpace, etc., so I was wondering ....
     
  16. Jun 21, 2008 #15

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    I'm not sure whether this was intentional or not, but it seems that non-contributors are now able to set profile pictures.
     
  17. Jun 21, 2008 #16

    Evo

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    I noticed that. Apparently there are a lot of "features" that we are unaware of and a few that need to be fixed.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2008 #17

    RonL

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    May I use you as a test bed also ??:devil::biggrin::blushing:, not knowing what things do , I have been so reluctant to try them.

    RonL
     
  19. Jun 21, 2008 #18

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    Sure, no problem. :smile:
     
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