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12-15-2006, 03:34 AM
Hope you got all your christmas shopping done, haha!

Anywho.. I was wondering if it would be possible to have Personal Messages enabled on this forum?

Is it possible or is there ups and downs if you enable that?

Let me know,
Thanks alot, and happy holidays!

12-15-2006, 03:41 AM
Old news, old request.....not going to happen.
Too many problems, rife with opportunity for abuse, as well as sending email via the board.

(You should consider the details of Forums, even as far as installing one to serve as your Customer Support medium!)

Karen Mac
12-15-2006, 03:47 AM
Hmm.. Im on forums and its NOT a problem to get email or messages there. Sometimes its easier for members to contact you and you can ignore or put them on notice if they abuse it..

Can't imagine anyone juvenile enough to abuse or spam pms, or email.
<rolls eyes>


12-15-2006, 03:50 AM
Hey Vasili,

Thanks for the heads up! .. I know what you mean, but isn't there a spot on the right corner of every message you post with your e-mail?

Anyways, I am not going to put a forum on my website, not the right thing to do, too many problems to deal with - too busy .. http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/images/icons/icon11.gif

12-15-2006, 04:22 AM
Karen....I hear you.

PM's work for certain forums well enough, but if I remember correctly, ***** explained it to me that this forum is focused on supporting the "self-help" and "peer-to-peer" aspects to develop around the Tutorials and 'knowledgebase' already here. Not so much of a "membership" forum as it is a Learning place???

Still mad at me?? Don't be....I've been having a very rough two months, and it should be obvious that when I am out of character, there are usually solid reasons.....and.....I'm never really that "off" anyways....

12-15-2006, 04:34 AM
I know what what you mean by Not so much of a "membership" forum as it is a Learning place??? .. I just thought, we have such a great community here, and you can't forget the clubs that have been started etc. that a little communication with friends would be nice.

LOL .. Vasili, no .. I am not mad at you? Why would I be? I understand why you we're mad at that time, but hey! .. that's life right? and I think you are a great asset to this forum!

Anyway, this isn't the appropriate venue; e-mail is fine by me if you ever need to talk to me Eric http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/images/icons/icon11.gif ... or private message if there will be, haha!

I hope all the best to you my friend, and hope you have a great holiday and merry christmas to you as well .. and much success to you in the new year! http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/images/icons/icon7.gif

Karen Mac
12-15-2006, 04:44 AM
Merry Christmas Vasili...

I never get mad. Dogs get mad. I get EVEN...lolol


12-15-2006, 07:54 AM
Maybe that explains all the frothing at my mouth?
(I know I've been woofing it, but really!)

I hope I can avoid such doom........twas ne'er meant to be!

Merry Christmas, Karen.
May you be blessed with the fullness of the season, and throughout the New Year!

12-15-2006, 08:55 AM
The main problem to that idea is that we delete and ban 20+ spammers, porn pushers, con-men and weirdos per day, this forum gets 1000’s of visitors on a daily basis. Keep it clean and descent is a fulltime job. 99% of other web hosts, don’t even have a forum for this vary reason…We had a very unpleasant incident about 16 months ago when a female member was getting very obscene private messages. That was the day Brad and I decided to de-activate the private messaging feature forever.

Let us not lose focus about what this forum is about, it serves a two fold purpose.

1)As a support tool for the BlueVoda website builder and all other VodaHost products.
2)As a place to exchange and express ideas about how to be successful on the internet (Market and promote your website)

Yes, we do have a couple sections that are dedicated to socializing, but they are not the main purpose of the forum.

Karen Mac
12-15-2006, 09:50 AM
Well durn it! Now Vasili will just have to Froth in my email!


In all seriousness, I understand *****! All forums are plagued with idiots to a degree, and I understand how it CAN get out of hand...

On another note.. I think my last stalker committed suicide..
<bats eyes innocently>


12-15-2006, 01:26 PM
Im a member on another forum which has nothing to do with computers and stuff.. But, sometimes its nice, but other times not. You can get a really horrid member sending you a private message even though they act fine on the boards.

That was my two cents lol

12-15-2006, 05:55 PM
Haha, thanks! .. soo for example you can be all jolly and stuff, but then you can send me a really bad private message right? .. you should be able to report it though right?

12-15-2006, 06:07 PM
On the other site im a member of, reporting it didnt help at all. I got so many pms and to be honest, it freaked me out alot. If I put the lass on ignore, I still got the pms. But, I doubt anyone on this forum will be doing something like that!

12-15-2006, 06:09 PM

Ouch, I feel your pain! Haha .. but yeah, I'm pretty sure there shouldn't be a problem? .. but really the only problem would be spam ..

12-15-2006, 06:20 PM
Its ashame there cant be a block on that.. It would be great to contact people on this lovely forum!

12-15-2006, 06:57 PM
Yes, it would :)

12-15-2006, 09:45 PM
I completely understand *****'s point - as much as pm's would make somethings easier - I can choose to give or not give anyone my email or my im addresses - but a pm they would have access to - and I have a feeling VH has enough on their hands keeping up with all the thousands of support tickets I imagine they get - I don't want people with support issues to be put aside because they need to police pm's.

Now, Vasili, is that froth coming from your ears or mouth? OMG - please don't tell me both - and blood from the eyes? I'll be sure to stay the distance on the next full moon.

(And, Karen DOES get even - she's not joking - LOL)

12-15-2006, 11:22 PM

I guess I screwed myself out of any hope of being rescued with any dilemma I might encounter with my carts, then, huh?
Friggle, fracekity, fingle fargle frumple fr*****s!

PS: Thanks for backing me up, *****. Sometimes they don't believe me....

Karen Mac
12-15-2006, 11:31 PM
Hmmm... well lemme see.. I could trade diamonds for cart assistance! LOLOLOLOL


12-16-2006, 08:11 AM
Hmmm... well lemme see.. I could trade diamonds for cart assistance! LOLOLOLOL

KarenActually......that can work for me! http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/images/icons/icon7.gif
I have been sufferng total cartharsis since getting to the point of actually loading product/descriptions/prices.....for all 3 sites (1 Soho, 2 osC)!!

Debating on how best to pare down from say....50K???? There has GOT to be some script or utility to automate this freaking impasse......

Karen Mac
12-16-2006, 06:55 PM
If you have the products in a list of some sort, you can put them into excel and make a csv file and upload to the cart, or if you cant get the cart to accept it, upload straight to mysql, just remember to tell it NOT to read the first row, or overwrite, but UPDATE so it will just add what you dont already have in there. Thats as close to automation as you are going to get. Even then sometimes you have to go do a little editing...


12-16-2006, 07:19 PM
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