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  • #4906

    Does any one use the internal messaging options (User settings) for the “Preferred contact method”

    (Internal messaging” or “internal messaging with emails”)

    If you do, why?

    I ask because I have never (since PGV days) used the internal messaging, not have I seen any useful reason for doing so. Therefore I would like to be able to remove it from the code.

    But I won’t do so if it is important to anyone, and I can’t persuade them to rethink that.

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
  • #4908

    I’ve never used it but think your colors fix said to, temporarily so switched.

    That being said, you need to change the options to kiwitrees… from webtrees 🙂 for the other option of “sends email with no storage”, which is what I select.

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  • #4922

    Unless I have misunderstood what you are proposing, Nigel, I think I would prefer it if you did not change this code.
    “Internal messaging with e-mails” is my default setting for all users. A number of users over the years have specifically requested that their e-mail addresses should not be disclosed and that they wish all contact to be via internal messaging, so I made it my standard approach – leaving individuals to decide whether to open up their e-mail details to others at the first contact. There are many places on my site where I have referred users to others for more details on a particular branch of the tree where I have chosen not to extend further on my database. My standard method of doing that is to say “Registered users of this website, when logged in, may contact xxxx via the site messaging service”

    Ron in France
    Website: https://clan-davies.kiwitrees.net/
    kiwitrees 3.3.9; PHP 7.3.5

  • #4924

    I do not use it – I will ask in the danish user group if any uses it there!

    Can give you the respond in a couple of days!

    Regards,
    Jamie Jaconelli

    admin and owner of a user customized version of kiwitrees (contains 3 family trees)

  • #4926

    I do not use it – I will ask in the danish user group if any uses it there!

    Can give you the respond in a couple of days!

    As long as you like. This is not a change to be made in haste.

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
  • #4927

    I’ve never used it but think your colors fix said to, temporarily so switched.

    No, my colors fix said DON’T use internal messaging. But that was a temporary issue and no longer needs to be done.

    That being said, you need to change the options to kiwitrees… from webtrees :) for the other option of “sends email with no storage”, which is what I select.

    Yes, thanks. It’s been done.

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
  • #4928

    “Internal messaging with e-mails” is my default setting for all users. A number of users over the years have specifically requested that their e-mail addresses should not be disclosed and that they wish all contact to be via internal messaging, so I made it my standard approach

    I don’t think your standard approach is achieving what you or users think it is, or at least no better than any other option. But I’ll do some testing and summarise the actual behavior of each setting. It’s complex, which is one reason I’d like to simplify it.

    Out of interest, how much actual use of internal messaging do you have (messages per day / week / month)?

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
  • #4930

    Out of interest, how much actual use of internal messaging do you have (messages per day / week / month)?

    1. Users contacting me: All activity on the site has reduced since I announced that I was freezing the database – now I receive no more than three or four such messages per month
    2 Users contacting other users – eg following source references to obtain more details – I don’t know as I don’t believe there is any log which can tell me this. It is probably not a very high level of activity either.

    Your proposed summary of the actual behaviour would be helpful, Nigel – thanks.

    Ron in France
    Website: https://clan-davies.kiwitrees.net/
    kiwitrees 3.3.9; PHP 7.3.5

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