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    CoyoteKing Good Boi Contributor

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    Does "ignoring" a user prevent them from messaging you?

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by CoyoteKing, Dec 31, 2017.

    Curious about how this works.

    If you "ignore" a user, can they still send you personal messages?

    I can't find an answer.
     
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    CoyoteKing Good Boi Contributor

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    That's a really good idea.

    Okay. I just put on ignore.
     
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    CoyoteKing Good Boi Contributor

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    Huh!

    I didn't get it.

    Interesting.

    Thanks for your help. It doesn't show up in my inbox, even after I took you off again.
     
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    So I guess-- if someone is on ignore, they can message you like normal, and nothing will appear different on their end...

    But you won't receive the message. And even after you take them off ignore, you can't view the conversation.

    Neat.
     
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    Komposten Insanitary pile of rotten fruit Technical Admin Staff Supporter Contributor

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    This made me a bit curious, so I did some testing with my accounts:

    Let's say that A ignores B, but A does not ignore C.
    - If A sends a PM to B, then A can see B's replies to that PM.
    - If B sends a PM to A, then A will not receive the PM.
    - If B sends a PM to A and C, A will not receive it even if C replies.
    - If B sends a PM to C, and C then invites A, then A can see all messages (including A's).
    - If C sends a group PM to A and B, then A can see all messages.

    - If A stops ignoring B, A will still not have access to previously ignored PMs.

    (PS. I have now flooded my inbox with useless PMs... :bigmeh:)
     
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    Hmm... I still received emails for the conversations that I cannot see in the forum. So I can see (via email) when people I ignore send PMs, and when participants reply to those PMs, but I can't access the PM itself (because then the forum tells me that it doesn't exist). :wtf:
     
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    big soft moose The Moderating Moose Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    you can turn off email notification for pms pretty easy ... Also you might be special because you're a mod (I didnt know mods could put people on ignore - wrey doesn't seem to be able to)
     
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    I can ignore people if I want, it seems like, and at least it seemed to work while testing this.
    (Have never ignored an actual member, though, due to the nature of my position.)
     
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    Just a side-note, but PMs on Xenforo are rather like this in general. For example, if you’re part of a group PM and leave the PM choosing to not receive further notifications, that’s it, you’re out and you won’t be able to get back into the PM no matter how many times remaining participants in the PM try to re-include you. Not even my admin powers can fix it. o_O

    ETA: Obviously it makes sense that others shouldn’t be able to force you to rejoin a PM you’ve decided to leave, but my point is that you can’t rejoin even if you wanted to, and you’d be surprised how often I get the request to fix this situation.
     
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