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#1 Langley

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:51 PM

Posting in a thread to tell someone that you've sent them a PM will henceforth get you a warning and a minimum 24 hour suspension. If you send someone a PM, they are likely to get a notification on NH and an e-mail in their inbox. I'm sure they can figure it out on their own, you don't have to bump their thread just to say "PMed".
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#2 Mukersman

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:18 PM

I think this might be exclusive to imageboards, but is there a way to "sage" post, that is to make a new post in a thread without bumping it?

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#3 Langley

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

I think this might be exclusive to imageboards, but is there a way to "sage" post, that is to make a new post in a thread without bumping it?


As far as I know, that is exclusive to imageboards. There's no way to do it here. Again, users are notified via e-mail by default if they have a new private message and will additionally see a notification on any NH page, so making a post to inform a single person that they've been sent a PM is a huge waste.
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#4 Langley

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

People are still doing this, and I don't understand why. Where else do you pick this habit up? I've never seen it outside of the NIC. Are these people coming from NRev, or is it just an instinct all assholes are provided with at birth?
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#5 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:16 AM

Or is it just an instinct all assholes are provided with at birth?

Must be a side effect of oral insemination. I hear there was a real uptick in that during the 90's.
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#6 Jeo

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:17 PM

Haven't done it on this forum but I always thougth of it as insurance against your PM not going through/the OP not realising they had a PM.
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#7 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:14 AM

Haven't done it on this forum but I always thougth of it as insurance against your PM not going through/the OP not realising they had a PM.

I can see the reasoning, but this forum software has very obvious PM alerts. If you're at all expecting one (as someone posting in the trading forum should), then you'll notice.

People started doing it because they saw other people doing it.

Edited by Daniel Beaver, 27 July 2012 - 07:15 AM.

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#8 Griever 2112

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:34 AM

I can see the reasoning, but this forum software has very obvious PM alerts. If you're at all expecting one (as someone posting in the trading forum should), then you'll notice.

People started doing it because they saw other people doing it.

Only logic I can see, barring Jeo's line of thought, is in the trading threads, saying the PM'ed about [insert blaster] is to maybe to let others, hey I'm looking into this one. This way others will let them have a chance, or know that they need to step up, or it's spoken for. But just saying "Pm'ed" itself does seem pointless though.
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#9 HasreadCoC

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:17 AM

Only logic I can see, barring Jeo's line of thought, is in the trading threads, saying the PM'ed about [insert blaster] is to maybe to let others, hey I'm looking into this one. This way others will let them have a chance, or know that they need to step up, or it's spoken for. But just saying "Pm'ed" itself does seem pointless though.

This is the reason I see being more useful. I suppose someone could now instead say "currently in negotiations for X blaster". It helps other potential buyers gauge interest.
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#10 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:22 AM

If you need to convey info to other people in the thread, then do that. But just posting PM'ed implies that you have nothing to say to the rest of us.

Edited by Daniel Beaver, 27 July 2012 - 09:26 AM.

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#11 Langley

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:23 AM

This is the reason I see being more useful. I suppose someone could now instead say "currently in negotiations for X blaster". It helps other potential buyers gauge interest.


This isn't really meaningfully different from saying PM'ed or calling dibs on a blaster. It's up to the seller to make it apparent whether or not an item is available.

If you need to convey info to other people in the thread, then do that. But just posting PM'ed implies that you have nothing to say to the rest of us.


This is true. Any time you're communicating with just the OP in a trading thread, it should be by PM only. If you have a public bid, or a question of general interest to other potential buyers that is obviously different, but anything else is a pointless bump.
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#12 HasreadCoC

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:00 PM

This is true. Any time you're communicating with just the OP in a trading thread, it should be by PM only. If you have a public bid, or a question of general interest to other potential buyers that is obviously different, but anything else is a pointless bump.

That's my point, there really isn't any point in telling the person on a site that you have sent them a message on the very same site. Mentioning that a message has been sent about a particular item does however let other potential buyers know what's up. Often, if I see that someone has put an offer in by PM I won't really go after the item in question as often as I would if there had been no interest.

I suppose in addition to putting in a PM, you could say in the thread "I'm sending in an off of $X.00", but I know some sellers seem to get annoyed when you say in the thread how much you're offering, as they often seem to hope that with blind PM bids, they can trick people into overpaying, compared with what they would otherwise pay.
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#13 Knis2me2

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:32 PM

I just wanted to add my 2 cents to this. I am an avid poster on several Paintball related forums, and most people that post these "pmed" post are asked to by the seller. Its a way of keeping track of who pmed you, when they did, and it keeps things a little more organized for the seller (I know that there is most of this info on the Private message but its just kind of double confirmation). I most generally will do it (not on this sight) to let the seller know that I am interested and so that if he has those notifcations turned off (Most people do to stop spam from every website they sign up for) its just another way he knows I am interested and to make sure it goes threw.

It doesn't matter ether way to me but that's what I have observed from other websites.


Edit: As far as posting that "I am offering $XX.XX amount for this item", I personally will never post how much I am offering in a public forum because all the next guy has to do is offer $1 - $5 more and most sellers will sell it to him just for the extra cash even though I am the one that offered first and would have most likely gotten the item.

Edited by Knis2me2, 27 July 2012 - 05:35 PM.

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#14 Meaker VI

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:09 PM

Besides notifying other potential customers/buyers in trading forums, I've used (and seen used) "P.M.'D" to notify other forum goers (not the PM recipient) that I've taken up an issue with the recipient and that they don't need to jump down his throat, derail the topic, or think I just ignored his comments. Of course, that's usually after a response to other posters or the recipient of the PM about the on-topic subject matter, so I'm not usually just posting "P.M.'D" and no other content.

I guess the long-and-short, for me at least, is that it's for the benefit of other forum readers, and not to notify the recipient that they've got a PM inbound.

Edit: That filter is hilarious!

Edit2: but it totally makes my post difficult to read, so I'm using a work-around except for here:

"Private Messaged"

Edited by Meaker VI, 27 July 2012 - 06:18 PM.

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