Messages getting stuck in outbox

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Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby DrYes » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:36 am

I'm getting messages 'stuck' in my outbox, sometimes for hours. Anyone else seeing this?

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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby EGAZ » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:41 am

I've noticed they stay there until the recipient sees/opens them. At least that's how I understand it to work. But yea, some of mine stay for days, weeks....
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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby Jackass » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:42 am

They stay in the outbox until the recipient opens it, then it goes to the sent box...
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby DrYes » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:47 am

Ahh, thanks!

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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby AntiM » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:24 am

I have 30+ messages in my outbox. People post and don't come back, or they dodge the mod. Meh.

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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby spacetime » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:18 pm

This is confusing behavior. Had someone pm me twice recently because of this. Is there an board setting to instead just put it in sent? No other messaging systems work like this.

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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby Ratty » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:01 pm

I like this system. It's more information than I get from other systems.
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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby trilobyte » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:40 pm

Sorry, it may be alien to you but PHPBB has operated that way for many, many years and it's been something of a standard on message boards.

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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby spacetime » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:33 pm

Indeed, looks like a quirk of phbb.

All of my points I could possibly make about how nonsensical this is and folks defending it as reasonable are well described here: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... 4&t=675335

I'd argue vbulletin, which was the beast of boards, did not use this concept. But whatever. On to other things.

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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby JohnEBGud » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:36 am

spacetime wrote:I'd argue vbulletin, which was the beast of boards, did not use this concept.

Correct, VBulletin tracks messages with a read receipt which permits you to see which of multiple recipients have read the message. In one way the phpBB system is more usable as it permits you to edit the message in the Outbox up until the time it is read by the recipient. On the other hand, the nomenclature used is confusing and different from the way most email clients work. Why call it a Sent folder instead of a Read folder? When does a message get moved from the Outbox to the Sent folder when it is sent to multiple recipients? Once you know the quirks of the system though, it's not a point requiring further discussion, but I wouldn't argue it's intuitive.
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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby spacetime » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:51 pm

I dunno but if eplaya is competing w the ux of fb and Reddit / other social channels every bit of usability may have impact.

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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby trilobyte » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:31 am

We don't, but thanks for thinking of us.

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Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

Postby spacetime » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:57 pm

trilobyte wrote:We don't, but thanks for thinking of us.

Sure, I mean--somebody aught to. :coffee:


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