Visitor messaging and a friend block has been added to member profiles
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?)
visitor messaging is public and similiar to the facebook wall.
If I understand the visitor messaging, it means someone can add a comment or comments to one's profile page.
There is a setting in usercp options to restrict comments to only those who you are friends with
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!
what changes when you approve someone as your friend?
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.
oh, ok, thanks. Feel free to test stuff out on me while you're figuring it all out.
If anyone figures out what it does, aside from what Moonbear mentioned, let me know.
You can always delete unwanted comments, supposedly.
where's the poke button?
: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.."
:rofl: Good point!
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 ....
I'm not sure whether this was intentional or not, but it seems that non-contributors are now able to set profile pictures.
I noticed that. Apparently there are a lot of "features" that we are unaware of and a few that need to be fixed.
May I use you as a test bed also ??, not knowing what things do , I have been so reluctant to try them.
Sure, no problem.
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