Private Messaging... Any chance of...


Mike Irwin
June 14, 2003, 06:23 PM
upping the number of multiple recipients to maybe 10?

It's a little bit of a pain in the butt when doing a multiple recipient notification for say a gathering and you've got a bunch of people on your list.

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June 15, 2003, 01:25 AM
You can send PMs to multiple users?

Shows how much I know.

Mike Irwin
June 15, 2003, 04:04 AM
Yep, up to 5 at one time.

It's just a bit on the annoying side when I'm trying to communicate with 20+ people and I have to do it in blocks of 5 message recipients at a time.

June 15, 2003, 09:53 AM
Are you using the "buddy list" to send these messages? Another board I used to frequent was set up so you could send one message to everyone in your buddy list regardless of the number.

Mike Irwin
June 15, 2003, 11:59 AM

Yes, that's how I'm doing it.

And no, that unfortunately doesn't seem to be an option.

June 26, 2003, 10:10 AM

I've recently wanted to send a group message to everyone in the Nashville area. (Coordinate a shoot) It would be nice to send a message to more than 5 persons.

Please? (Where's the pitiful looking smiley...?)

Mal H
June 26, 2003, 07:02 PM
Are you guys using the "PM to buddies" feature? I thought you could PM up to 25 members with that (although adding more members to the list is laborious and needs SW work - vBulletin are you listening?). If you are PM'ing with the standard PM screen, please let me know how you are doing it. I couldn't find anything that will allow PM'ing more than 1 member that way.

Mal H
June 28, 2003, 05:02 PM
Hello! Hello. hello

Hmmm, quite an echo in an empty room when you're talking to yourself.

Hey Mike and Darrin! Got any answers to the questions?

June 28, 2003, 07:26 PM
When I go to my "buddy list," at the bottom it says, "Send PM to buddies."

When I click that, I get another screen that says, "Select Buddies Max:5"

Edit: If I try to add more than 5 anyway, I get this message:You have selected too many recipients for your message (6). The maximum number is 5.

Mal H
June 28, 2003, 07:41 PM
Thanks for the reply Darrin. My "PM to buddies" screen says "Max: 25" so it must be higher for admin/mods. I see no reason to have such a low limit as 5 since it costs practically nothing to send a PM to as many as you want at one time. You're going to send the PM's to the number of members you need to anyway. The limit is just one additional layer of hassle. I'll see what we can do about it.

[Meanwhile a few minutes later.]

Ok, got it. I've set the limit to 15. There was a caution not to set it too high as it can be a performance hit.

June 29, 2003, 12:54 AM
I've set the limit to 15. Thanks!! :)

Mike Irwin
June 30, 2003, 12:38 PM
Sorry, Mal, thought this one was dead.

As Darrin noted, the max allowed at one time was 5, even from the PM to Buddies...

Thanks for setting the limit higher!

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