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joemagiera



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Can private messages be shut off?      Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:12 am Reply with quote

As the title says, can private messages on this forum be turned off? I visit several forums and it's a major pain to get messages from all of them. Most of the other forums give you the option to turn off private messages. I try to funnel anyone trying to contact me to do it be direct email, so that I can get all messages in one spot (email). Thanks,

Joe (joemagiera at ameritech dot net)
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      Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:34 pm Reply with quote

There is no way to turn off private messaging. Typically, it's used so that you don't have to give out your email address. To protect you from SPAM. You certainly are welcome to add your email address to your posts at your own risk. If you ever decide to remove them you can edit your own messages.

In the real world, it has never been a big problem for me. I've been asked hundreds of questions here and less than a dozen have been via private messaging.

Of course, if you're discussing something with another member about television and it's not personal or private, I'd prefer that you just do so through posting to the forum so everyone can join in!
 
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AidansMom
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      Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:56 am Reply with quote

I've never gotten a private message here. Gee, now I feel neglected!
 
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Private messages      Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:29 am Reply with quote

I get a ridiculous number of private messages on facebook. And I spoke to soon in my previous message. Since then I have received a few here but far fewer messages than on facebook and astronomically less than the spam emails I receive.

Add to that the amount of junk snail mail, unwanted telephone calls, and salesman even coming unsolicited to my front door and ..... UGH!

Let's face it. The scumbags will unfortunately always be online and offline!
 
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      Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:06 am Reply with quote

As a young woman, I really get tired of all the emails I get for Viagra and for stuff to make "my tool" bigger.

I DON'T HAVE A TOOL SPAMMERS!

Quit wasting my time!

I've had mostly notices of private messages here but then they've all been deleted when I go to check them. So the spam control here seems to be pretty good.
 
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JazzLover
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      Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:18 pm Reply with quote

Leave it to Wonder Woman to set those spammers straight! Good job!
 
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      Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:20 pm Reply with quote

I get those too. It's disgusting! I think that every stupid person that thinks there is a way to get rich quick believes they can do it by selling such sick stupid stuff.

Why don't they simply get an education and work hard. I guess that's not easy enough for them. So 20 million people try to sell Viagra or that other thing. You'd think they'd realize that all of them can't send out the very same spam emails and all get rich.

They're just a pain in the rear end.
 
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      Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:19 pm Reply with quote

I get tons of those ads for male enhancement drugs Exclamation

Hey Exclamation I'm a teenager Exclamation I need a de-enhancement drug Wink
 
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      Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:43 pm Reply with quote

Very funny John! (but also very true)
 
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