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    PM sent

    Just a little question really.

    What is the point of posing a reply in a thread that simply says 'PM sent' ?

    I've noticed this quite a bit recently and can not see the purpose of such a post.
    The recipient of the PM will get an email informing them that a PM is waiting or if they have specifically requested that no such email is sent, then they get the little popup next time they visit the site.

    The message 'PM sent' just leaves me thinking....

    What was the reply?
    Why the secrecy?
    Do I need to know that a PM has been sent?

    The recipient will know long before they read the message in the thread that a PM has been sent to them. Surely if you have something to say to someone that is Private (as in Private Message) then just send it. No need to tell everyone you have sent in in an open forum.

    Now maybe there is a very good reason for the post but I can't for the life of me think of one.
    I'm an optimist but I don't think it helps much.

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    Reply sent in PM

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    PM sent.

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    PM is Gordan Brown.



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    your right gordon brown is a pm..............proper moron
    Last edited by 205man; 29th November 2007 at 13:55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 205man
    your right gordan brown is a pm..............proper moron
    He might be a moron, but at least he can spell his name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shades
    Reply sent in PM
    How on earth did you manage to think up that original and witty response on your own?

    Anyone else want to send me a PM as I'm finding this joke so funny ?
    Last edited by marms; 29th November 2007 at 14:19.
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    far too much testosterone!! Calm now ladies!! Why worry?? If you dont wish to read any pm, then block em!! DAH!
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    far too much testosterone!! Calm now ladies!! Why worry?? If you dont wish to read any pm, then block em!! DAH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marms
    How on earth did you manage to think up that original and witty response on your own?

    This was a simple question and judging from the replies I suspect nobody has a 'sensible' answer.

    Anyone else want to send me a PM as I'm finding this joke so funny ?
    Well personally, Im disgusted that this isnt in the 'Rants & Rave' section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkidiva
    far too much testosterone!! Calm now ladies!! Why worry?? If you dont wish to read any pm, then block em!! DAH!
    Dont fret, Im not worrying about this.
    This is an example of how things can be misinterpreted in forum posts.
    My reply to Shades was a little tounge in cheek and I expect his was also.

    We are all friends here after all, aren't we?
    I'm an optimist but I don't think it helps much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marms
    Just a little question really.

    What is the point of posing a reply in a thread that simply says 'PM sent' ?

    I've noticed this quite a bit recently and can not see the purpose of such a post.
    The recipient of the PM will get an email informing them that a PM is waiting or if they have specifically requested that no such email is sent, then they get the little popup next time they visit the site.

    The message 'PM sent' just leaves me thinking....

    What was the reply?
    Why the secrecy?
    Do I need to know that a PM has been sent?

    The recipient will know long before they read the message in the thread that a PM has been sent to them. Surely if you have something to say to someone that is Private (as in Private Message) then just send it. No need to tell everyone you have sent in in an open forum.

    Now maybe there is a very good reason for the post but I can't for the life of me think of one.
    I'm running a google bar on my Explorer which prevents the popup that tells me I have a PM, and my notification by email is also switched off, so it's nice to be told I have a PM on certain occasions, unless I happen to spot it blinking away at the top of my screen.



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    Oi! Who your calling a Dumbass?

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    Another excuse to up your post count! What's the point in that as well??

    As if I'm a better person than you cos I've got twice as many posts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LottieA3
    Guilty conscience Karl???

    I'm guilty until proven innoccent, that's the law.............er, I think

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    I do PM sent as i dont trust any of you lot ,,,,,,,,,
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