Topic: BFFC Upgrades: New Private Messaging

We're rolling out a new and improved way to send messages between BFFC members.

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/message/

To send someone a message, you need to follow them. Following can be done on the message board next to a user's post or on any user's profile page.

To receive a message, you need to be following OR be followed by a user.

There are notifications of when a message has been read or not. There's also an easy way to reply. You can also remove messages from your inbox or outbox, if you want to keep things tidy.

Welcome to any and all feedback!

Founder/Editor, BFFC
aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

Re: BFFC Upgrades: New Private Messaging

Big update today to https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/message/. The default page now groups messages by user, which is more like direct messaging in different social platforms, versus looking more like email.

The inbox and outbox are still there. Sending a new message is the same. But when you're corresponding with one user, it's now faster like a chat box to write back and forth.

There's some auto-updating going on, especially if both users are online, for the fastest back-and-forth. But if one user isn't online, it's like usual.

Feedback would be appreciated. It's still a work in progress.

Special thanks to BFFC contributor Juan Fuentes for helping beta test this!

Founder/Editor, BFFC
aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

Re: BFFC Upgrades: New Private Messaging

BFFC Admin wrote:

Special thanks to BFFC contributor Juan Fuentes for helping beta test this!

You’re very welcome!

BFFC's Moderator/Editor.
My passion is Boba Fett. That's why I'm here :-)
passionoffett@gmail.com

Re: BFFC Upgrades: New Private Messaging

Switched to the chat-style messaging system, rather than the older inbox/outbox mail approach. Also lifting the requirement to friend a user before you can message them, to see if that encourages more vs. hinders it. Will also revisit throttling incessant messaging and blocking messaging if needed.

(Also, please don't abuse the system, like reloading incessantly or running any bots to hit our server. Not cool.)

Founder/Editor, BFFC
aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

Re: BFFC Upgrades: New Private Messaging

BFFC Admin wrote:

Switched to the chat-style messaging system, rather than the older inbox/outbox mail approach. Also lifting the requirement to friend a user before you can message them, to see if that encourages more vs. hinders it. Will also revisit throttling incessant messaging and blocking messaging if needed.

(Also, please don't abuse the system, like reloading incessantly or running any bots to hit our server. Not cool.)

With the chat-style, does the recipient need to be online at the time of sending in order to receive it?

"Oh, he's even better-looking without the helmet. Surprise ending!" -Boba Fett, Robot Chicken Star Wars

Re: BFFC Upgrades: New Private Messaging

MacheteFett, nope! Works just like the old way. smile

Founder/Editor, BFFC
aaron@bobafettfanclub.com