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CO_Fowler

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Report this Feb. 21 2011, 4:45 pm

Quote: DocFanFive @ Feb. 20 2011, 9:59 am

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>it makes sense to have one... why not?

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That is the million dollar question


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Tureaz'47

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Report this Feb. 28 2011, 1:10 am

I'm still with CO; on this one and will continuously support this quest.

Lieutenant_Jedi

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Report this Mar. 02 2011, 10:19 am

No you did not miss anything. They simply have ignored any requests for a PM function. 


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Trekwolf164

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Report this Mar. 02 2011, 10:25 am

Seems like they are still trying to get full control over the systems


many glitches ,Quotes ,profile posts,

StarTrek.com
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Report this Mar. 02 2011, 10:49 am

We know that there has been a number of requests for a PM function on the boards.  As Trekwolf164 just mentioned, we have been tackling a number of other glitches amd a bunch of member requests such as linking to last post from the day/time line and getting notifications when people post on your profile.  More importantly, we wanted to see how members interact with each other and within the board community. 

After much discussion, we will not be adding a PM function at this time.  We like how members are using the boards and how 'open' the conversations are.  As many of you know, we have worked hard to keep the boards clean and inviting to fans of all ages.  We can best do this through open boards.

We're not saying 'never', just not in the near future.  We're always listening to your suggestions and reminders (thanks Matthias on reminding us to pull down the video maintainence thread) and we have some other improvements coming based on your suggestions (e.g. auto-lock old threads). 

Please keep posting any tech issues on the Tech thread and keep giving us any suggestions on the New Ideas thread.  We're looking at those threads every day.


 

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 02 2011, 10:54 am

So please, share with us your thoughts and plans. Berman just said he wished he listened to the fans more, learn from that. Please, tell us your ideas so we can have a dialog and help be a part of growing this site. We care and want this franchise and these boards to flourish.

Lieutenant_Jedi

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Report this Mar. 02 2011, 10:57 am

Why not have a special thread topic that only Admins can post on? 


A "news" thread where you all can post upcoming changes. And then a "comments" thread where we can respond and discuss. This site has the potential for an amazing source of revenue. Keep us involved, give us new content, and we will sit and watch crappy ads. 


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Trekwolf164

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Report this Mar. 02 2011, 11:09 am

Thanks good to know


 

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 02 2011, 12:10 pm

Why should the 2 1/2 men board get a pm function and not us? If charlie sheen can have a private conversation, why can't we? I think the disciples of picard can be more respectful than the followers of a man who threatens to cut off the head of his ex and mail it to her mother!?!

Although, I do suspect Picard killed Jack Crusher to get to Beverly.

wissa

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Report this Mar. 02 2011, 1:34 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Mar. 02 2011, 12:10 pm

>Why should the 2 1/2 men board get a pm function and not us? If charlie sheen can have a private conversation, why can't we? I think the disciples of picard can be more respectful than the followers of a man who threatens to cut off the head of his ex and mail it to her mother!?! Although, I do suspect Picard killed Jack Crusher to get to Beverly.


 


dood. did you just admit to being on a charlie sheen board? 


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Report this Mar. 02 2011, 4:05 pm

Quote: StarTrek.com Administrator @ Mar. 02 2011, 10:49 am

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>We know that there has been a number of requests for a PM function on the boards.  As Trekwolf164 just mentioned, we have been tackling a number of other glitches amd a bunch of member requests such as linking to last post from the day/time line and getting notifications when people post on your profile.  More importantly, we wanted to see how members interact with each other and within the board community. 

After much discussion, we will not be adding a PM function at this time.  We like how members are using the boards and how 'open' the conversations are.  As many of you know, we have worked hard to keep the boards clean and inviting to fans of all ages.  We can best do this through open boards.

We're not saying 'never', just not in the near future.  We're always listening to your suggestions and reminders (thanks Matthias on reminding us to pull down the video maintainence thread) and we have some other improvements coming based on your suggestions (e.g. auto-lock old threads). 

Please keep posting any tech issues on the Tech thread and keep giving us any suggestions on the New Ideas thread.  We're looking at those threads every day.

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Have to say, I'm not entirely convinced by the openness argument.  Good thing we are all afforded our own opinions here though.


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JOYOFVGR

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Report this Mar. 03 2011, 4:32 pm

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> This place has become a kindergarten.

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Perhaps. They said they like an open board and it's their board so their choice.


I guess no chatting for us here anymore. Come by Nexus sometime and say "hello" we can catch up there. I've been busy with tax season so I haven't been able to get to the other boards much.


At least the PM function was around when I was new. I made a lot of great friends that way and I'm grateful for that.


 


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CO_Fowler

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Report this Mar. 03 2011, 4:45 pm

Thank you Admin for the reply.  I am on the same page as Captain Sato and Seer in regards to a PM function.  A least Admin didn't say 'never', but IMHO I think that a PM wouldn't take away from the boards and it would cut down on, if not remove the majority of, OT chit-chat thereby saving people from being reported as being Off-Topic and cutting down on some of the reports that Admin would have to go through.


But that is just my two-cents on the subject ^_^   I'll close with this question for Admin, if someone asks about PM in the future is it okay to direct them to this thread or can we go Off-Topic slightly and tell them what you've told us?  Thanks in advance!


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JOYOFVGR

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Report this Mar. 03 2011, 6:55 pm

Quote: /view_profile/ @

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> This place has become a kindergarten.

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Perhaps. They said they like an open board and it's their board so their choice.

I guess no chatting for us here anymore. Come by Nexus sometime and say "hello" we can catch up there. I've been busy with tax season so I haven't been able to get to the other boards much.

At least the PM function was around when I was new. I made a lot of great friends that way and I'm grateful for that.

 

Okay dokey. I'm yours to command.

You are? Smiley


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Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 03 2011, 7:55 pm

I would like to see if there are any reasons to not have this function that cannot easily be counter-pointed against.  This seems like such a simple request, especially since it would be restoring a pre-existing capability rather than creating a new one.  Anyone want to play devil's advocate?


 


Of course, maybe we would be better off trying to talk sense to Charlie Sheen, he seems more reasonable at this point.

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