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Hello. I've noticed that my Inbox fills up very quickly and additional messages get rejected if the inbox is "full."  The limit is 100 messages, and I can't quite grasp why.  If it's to save server space, well a handful of image attachments will take up more bytes than even a very long multi-part conversation.  And a PM that's only a few brief words gets counted against the user the same as a giant sprawling 100-part conversation.

Can this limit be lifted somewhat?  Or else a way to export conversations added so I don't lose valuable info by deleting them all?  As a workaround I currently spend a lot of time posting in threads instead, having conversations that I would formerly use PM's for, because my Inbox is always full.

Thanks!  

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1 hour ago, Flix said:

...  As a workaround I currently spend a lot of time posting in threads instead, having conversations that I would formerly use PM's for, because my Inbox is always full.

Thanks!  

Isn't the main advantage of a forum the ability to maintain a history of what is posted? That history is best kept where everyone involved can peruse it. Yes, every once in a while someone will rudely post into what someone had felt was a 'private' conservation but that is often a plus as it gains new perspective and possible solutions to problems.

If there is a real need for private conversation, why not have restricted forums that are only visible to specific groups? I have used hidden forums as part of a 'spam trap' for many years. It keeps spam and porn out of the rest of the forum until I get around to removing them and the only one inconvenienced are the Admins who must access the profile to remove the offender. Many of my forums are visible to the public but require membership to post. There are even forums that are invisible to the public which gives us a means to discuss events of a more 'personal' matter that we don't wish to share with anyone not a member of the main forum.

PMs are just that, Private Messages, something that should remain only between a extremely limited number of people and is of a limited useful life ... therefore eminently deleteable once that use has been accomplished.

Of course this is only my personal take on things as it is only my opinion. Please take it in the helpful way it was intended regardless of the outcome.

 

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59 minutes ago, Spock said:

PMs are just that, Private Messages, something that should remain only between a extremely limited number of people and is of a limited useful life ... therefore eminently deleteable once that use has been accomplished.

Hi Spock.  Sorry, I can't agree that private = ephemeral, and therefore anything worth keeping must be made public.

Even I did agree, what I am a suppose to do with all these conversations that I need to archive?  I can't convert them to public threads.

You may be underestimating the sheer amount of PM's I'm inundated with.  I need to keep maybe 10% of all the ones I've received (mostly very old, very long threads with a lot of valuable project info), the other 90% being quickly-deleted fluff.  Still, 10% of 1000 messages puts me right up against the 100 message limit.

The larger issue IMO is I can't get my head around why there's a message # limit, and not a MB size limit or something similar.

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Flix, sorry for these limits on the accounts :cry:   We've checked but unfortunately invision does it by number not mb's... good thing is that when your specific profile for mod was created it was lacking the emails of  Mod Team...which we have clicked on...you should be showered with lots of new email capacity now! :hugs:

Sorry that the forum's been so slow lately... I echo what Spock posts that posting in the forum is what's so awesome because all the data is shared and we get so much feed back. 

I also  understand  about having to handle tons of  pms, I can also get a huge share, and find myself frustrated at times when I get that message, and then have to go to deletes... pain :viking: 

If you check your pm capacity now you should see that it's plentifully beefed up. :superman: 

I cant imagine the must-be overwhelming number of pms you must be going through but we're here to help with anything we can.

Thank you for helping out so many of the community with your unique , caring and authentic support.

You are much loved

:heart:

 

gogo

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13 hours ago, Flix said:

Hot dang, more space is much appreciated!  Thanks for the help.

Woot...yer up and running again!

Schot and I are looking at way to export.  I know many of us have a lot of precious data and convos looked in Private Messages... I'd love to free that data instead of having it locked up ... I remember in the old days we were able to do an archive every 50 Private Messages, but it seems lnvision knocked that out... we're going to see about adding this as an add on so that we can encourage community to stay alive on the forums for another 15 years!

:dance2:

gogo

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