FYI: Lurking and (never) logging in to see if you got mail

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FYI: Lurking and (never) logging in to see if you got mail

Post by jacob » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:50 pm

Other people have three ways of contacting you on the forum, all available via little buttons next to each and every post.
  1. Respond publicly. Not an issue.
  2. Respond via PM (private message) which requires you to be logged in to notice it. You may or may not get an email depending on your profile settings. If you do have PM's they'll be shown with a bright red number at the top bar.
  3. Respond via email which requires you have a functional email address. I know that some prefer to use throw-away addresses for registering. I'm okay with that, but it also means that people trying to talk to you might be sending their comms into a black hole.
IOW, when responding privately to other forumites please consider that they may not receive your comms due to unintended side-effects of their online behavior.

For example: I currently have 9 outbound PMs sitting, and some have been sitting for a while.

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Re: FYI: Lurking and (never) logging in to see if you got mail

Post by enigmaT120 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:27 am

What prompted this? I always log in so that I can see the new posts.

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Re: FYI: Lurking and (never) logging in to see if you got mail

Post by jacob » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:52 pm

See last sentence.

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Re: FYI: Lurking and (never) logging in to see if you got mail

Post by Stahlmann » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:22 pm

Hmm. Don't you see email adress of given user in admin panel? Then checking LI, FB or internet.

Ooop, apart passwords, emails are also hashed. Only good ol' methods are left.

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