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Offline Berlin-Bob

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Messages, Replies and E-mails
« on: Sunday 19 February 06 15:39 GMT (UK) »
This can get confusing for newcomers, so here are a few words of explanation ...

At the top of every RootsChat page you will see three lines/links

Welcome back, Josephine Soap, you have xxx messages, yy are new.
Show unread posts since last visit.
Show new replies to your posts.


If you click on the xxx messages you will come to your Personal Messages (PM)
These are private and only you can see them.

Show unread posts since last visit.
Any new topic, or any topic that has been replied to, since you last logged in will be found in this list.

Show new replies to your posts.
If you reply to any topic, or start up a topic yourself, then anytime anybody replies to this topic,
it will appear in this list, regardless of whether or not the reply was meant specifically for you.

It might help to read the text "as is" but think of it as meaning:
"Show new replies to any topics to which you have also replied"


E-mail notification.
In a way, this is similar to the Show new replies to your posts list
If you reply to any topic, or start up a topic yourself, then you will receive an e-mail notification,
"a reply has been made on a topic you are interested in", anytime somebody replies to this topic,
regardless of whether or not the reply was meant specifically for you.
The reply itself is on the topic.

You can switch e-mail notifications on and off,
either individually, when you are replying to a topic,
or globally, in your profile : "Notifications and Email" and "Personal Message Options"
or at any other time, by clicking on the "Notify" button at the top or bottom of the topic.

And by the way, that only applies to e-mail notifications;
sorry, but you cannot switch off entries in the
Show unread posts since last visit. or the Show new replies to your posts. list.

Unfortunately, there is no standard "naming convention" on RootsChat;
when talking about their input on RootsChat:
- Some people say message, meaning "Personal Message/PM"
- Some people say message, meaning "Reply to topic"
- Some people say "e-mail" meaning "Reply to Topic"
- Some people say "e-mail" meaning "Personal Message/PM"
Added: (see Reply #4)
- Some people say posting, meaning "Reply to topic"

Hope this helps,
Bob
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Re: Messages, Replies and E-mails
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 February 06 15:47 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Bob. I've only been using this site for over a couple of years now, and still learning.  :) Lyn
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Re: Messages, Replies and E-mails
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 February 06 16:02 GMT (UK) »
thanks for that bob. much clearer now. will eventually get the hang of this. just a wee bit of a slow learner. good luck dolly
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Re: Messages, Replies and E-mails
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 April 06 13:37 BST (UK) »
Breaking my 'duck', just trying out the reply action
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Re: Messages, Replies and E-mails
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 April 06 13:46 BST (UK) »

Unfortunately, there is no standard "naming" on RootsChat; when talking about their input on RootsChat:
Some people say message, meaning "Personal Message/PM"
Some people say message, meaning "Reply to topic"
Some people say "e-mail" meaning "Reply to Topic"
Some people say "e-mail" meaning "Personal Message/PM"

Hope this helps,
Bob


Good Afternoon Bob,

I wish they would say precisely what they mean. May I say "post" or "posting" when I mean "message" or "email" meaning "Reply to Topic" or would this be adding to the state of chaos and utter confusion which is half the fun on RootsChat :D

All the Best, Chris   

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 June 06 04:48 BST (UK) »
My message counter has been at 8 for a long time and it always tells me I have no new messages. I have more than this and have had lots of helpful replies. Can someone please tell me why the counter does not work!!!!

Thank you.


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Re: My message counter
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 June 06 07:03 BST (UK) »
Hi Pelican,

the "message" counter is for the number of Private Messages (PM) you have.

I have merged this topic with a fuller explanantion

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 12 June 06 21:13 BST (UK) »
hi,

thanks for the clarification, it's a bit clearer now, still terrified of all those symbols/tags..

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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 June 06 18:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the clarification in information.  I just found your site last week and am still learning, albeit very slowly. Still haven't mastered or understand the exact procedure in order to get someone to reply to one of your postings. The information at thetop of the homepage hasn't changed and keeps asking me to login even though I think I am logged in.

A great site and I hope to find my infomation useful to someone ..

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