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kelpollard

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Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 8:07 PM
 
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I was just reading the Community Guidelines for these forums (again) because I'm at work, and I'm bored -_- and I realized that there's a part in the guidelines that says members may contribute "Ideas for new features." So then I ran searches for "messaging, private messaging, messages, message, and mailboxes" and saw that there are no threads specifically requesting this feature. So, I thought I'd start one!

I think KDP and Amazon.com as a whole should provide a messaging center/mailbox for all of its customers/users. I really think it could only benefit the websites.

What are your thoughts?

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mollysnow

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Re: Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:04 PM   in response to: kelpollard in response to: kelpollard
 
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I like that idea.
mlouring

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Re: Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 12:17 AM   in response to: kelpollard in response to: kelpollard
 
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I would love that possibility! Would also avoid everyone taking their private issues to these forums and dragging all of us into it. It gets a little tiring
shaddamax

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:35 AM   in response to: kelpollard in response to: kelpollard
 
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Private messaging and Stickies! Stickies even more than private messaging because we wind up saying the same damn things over and over.
brandscaping

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:46 AM   in response to: kelpollard in response to: kelpollard
 
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would love to see a "+1" or "Like" or "thumbs up/down" option on the actual post, and not somewhere at the end of the thread.
Nice to actually show support for what someone has said - especially when there's really nothing to add.
kelpollard

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 10:23 AM   in response to: brandscaping in response to: brandscaping
 
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That's a great idea! Good one!
jmmoris

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 11:19 AM   in response to: kelpollard in response to: kelpollard
 
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Yes. Yes, yes, and yes. In fact, ever since recently joining the KDP Community, I've wondered why they don't have a private messaging feature, or a "sticky" feature.

As stated, the sticky feature would probably be even more helpful. As a newbie, I find myself with a ton of questions I'm sure have been answered previously, but (like most people) I'm too impatient/lazy to go sifting through archives. A sticky note system would be a great way to cut down on the repetition of many newbie questions.
martitalbott

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 2:50 PM   in response to: kelpollard in response to: kelpollard
 
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Did you know, in Author Central every author has a private forum? It is way down at the bottom under your bio and list of books. We could just list our author page in our profile here.

I don't know if it notifies you when someone posts there, or even how private it is. Probably not very.

Anyone willing to give it a try? I'm curious to see if the system sends me an email notification. Here's my author page:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003XSYENA
76year2

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 3:11 PM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
 
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Ok, I made a post at the bottom of your page Marti, we'll see where it goes. There is a check box to get an email, when someone post there.
76year2

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 3:18 PM   in response to: kelpollard in response to: kelpollard
 
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Yes I was on another forum that is set up just like this one except you could private message a person just by clicking on their name, and there was a place to do it. It would be nice to be able to do it.
marylisabob

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:19 PM   in response to: kelpollard in response to: kelpollard
 
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These are all great ideas! I think it would also be cool, if you were notified when someone responds to you in a thread.
martitalbott

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:34 PM   in response to: 76year2 in response to: 76year2
 
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Drats, it didn't notify me. Maybe I should wait a little while longer. I'll report back. If it doesn't notify us of a new post without us having to check a box, then I might not remember to look there for weeks...months even.

Might be time to suggest they add that feature.
martitalbott

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:39 PM   in response to: 76year2 in response to: 76year2
 
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So you posted an hour ago, and that should be plenty of time. However, now that I have the little box check, it should email me if anyone else posts there. On the other hand, who knows that is there? It was months before I discovered it. Thanks for testing it, 75.
jtbigtoad

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:44 PM   in response to: marylisabob in response to: marylisabob
 
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[b]I think it would also be cool, if you were notified when someone responds to you in a thread. [/b]

If you click the little Binoculers at the top of the thread you can "Watch" a thread....

whenever some one posts any thing to it you will get an email according to the terms that you establish in your control panel.

I would vote for stickey posts and also Private messages.

SIGnatures adn Avatars would be nice also.

JT

;)
marylisabob

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Re: Do You Think We Should Have Private Messaging?
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 5:25 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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If you click the little Binoculers at the top of the
thread you can "Watch" a thread....

bahaha ... I never even noticed that! Thanks, bigtoad! :)
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