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December 29th, 2012 (10:28 AM). Edited December 31st, 2012 by Cid.
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How about a view conversation with [username] feature for PMs, too? Like the ones available for VMs. I reckon it'll be a lot more convenient to look at the whole conversation with the PMs sent and received than sort through each related PM from your sent box and inbox, as well as it being a lot easier to reply if a reply dialog box is implemented. Some PMs are a lot more like posts though, so maybe the conversation could look more like a thread does normally for it to work, with each PM being a separate post. It's like seeing your PM conversation as a personal, private thread where you two post replies to each other.
To extend that metaphor even further, maybe these personal, private threads can involve more than two people so that you have a thread of your own that doesn't make the forum look unpleasant (with the possible off-topic/irrelevant/random content present in a lot of VMs). That sort could cater to as many people as you'd like. I'm kind of grasping at straws here, though; but at least I think it sounds like a nice concept.
Anyway, the main thing that I'm kind of suggesting is all in the first paragraph. I don't know the feasibility of this suggestion, but yeah I'm curious if this is at all possible. Again, this is probably not possible with how vBulletin is structured but I might as well suggest it here.
tl;dr first paragraph talks about implementing a
view PM conversation with [username] feature
, while the second paragraph talks about
making PMs more like threads
, which in turn, can allow more than two people in the conversation. I can understand why the post can be confusing, so I apologize.
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