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Any word on it so far?

Although I have no word from chipp or admin, I will take a stab in the dark as to why you can't delete PM's. Currently, we all have an unlimited amount of PM's available to us, as well as for uploading images(in fact if you hadn't noticed already, it is encouraged that you upload your images onto OCN, but that is another topic for another time). Since we theoretically have unlimited storage for PM's, why would we ever need to delete them? The search works flawlessly and chances are most members won't ever delete a single PM(and the ones who do probably will delete one they want to keep accidentally), why not just 'move' them instead?

Keep in mind that this is just a guess on my part, hopefully an official response will come about soon enough.

Yes I noticed the unlimited picture uploading! It is great! smile.gif
I still have reasons to delete PMs mad.gif
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Well, we definitely all have unlimited PM sapce; Chipp confirmed that a long time ago.

 

So there's no need to delete PMs. :P
 

 


Like I said, say that you give some private info to a friend like an email account and password, what happens if it is compromised somehow? Or a paypal account? Or something delicate of that nature? I know it is very unlikely, but it could still happen. tongue.gif

And yes I know someone shouldn't even put that info on a site, but still, what if?
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...while that is all true, I can certainly understand why for "information control" reasons one might wish to actually delete their messages from the system. Once we're certain all the bugs have been patched up, feature requests like adding real PM deletion are definitely things we can look at.

That would be great! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

This should be added to a sticky FAQ (not sure where, the FAQ section is a mess right now). The major benefits of the upgrade ought to be less obscure.

I am going to have to agree to this. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

This got me curious, so I looked into my own PM box. Found messages from June of 2007. Wow!

I was such a noob back then.... sozo.gif

LOL rolleyes.gif
post #22 of 23
Not being able to delete pm's is a terrible oversight and I can't understand why that feature would not be there by default (well I can but i hope its not the reason I think it maybe). I have sent personal information in pm's to other members when trading with them and I do not wish this information to be stored on the sites server where it is free to be read by anyone with access to the server or if someone should hack the server. This needs to be addressed immediately not sometime far off in the future.
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Not being able to delete pm's is a terrible oversight and I can't understand why that feature would not be there by default (well I can but i hope its not the reason I think it maybe). I have sent personal information in pm's to other members when trading with them and I do not wish this information to be stored on the sites server where it is free to be read by anyone with access to the server or if someone should hack the server. This needs to be addressed immediately not sometime far off in the future.

I completely understand, and we'll be working to address this.

It is worth noting, however, that messages to other members are hidden from the public - but are not encrypted and should not be considered secure. Additionally, messages will be archived in backups of the site's database. The absolute best way (as expressed in the Terms of Service) to ensure that information you wouldn't want seen in a worst-case scenario isn't seen would be to use secure communication channels (like encrypted email or IMs) to share information. We do take every measure possible to protect integrity of inter-member communications, but don't want to provide any false illusion of guaranteed privacy of messages.
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