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Messaging ‘Conversations’ function

skylark

Proud to be a Brummie !!
FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON MESSAGING ANOTHER MEMBER PLEASE GO TO POST #52

I have forgotten how to send a PM to a fellow member - can anyone point me in the right direction please ???
 
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Grea

master brummie
click on your name. then click on conversations then click on start new conversation. G
 

skylark

Proud to be a Brummie !!
Thank you Grea - I have now sent a PM to a fellow member. It had been so long since I had got in touch with anyone I had a complete memory block....thank you again..
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Badpenny,

Click on the person's username, e.g. sospiri, then click on Start a conversation on the popup screen, give your conversation a title and write some text. Then press Start a conversation at the bottom of the page.

Maurice
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
often thought that would be a useful tool jim but as far as i can see no we cant attach files etc to a PM..mind you dont take my word for that as most know i am not the most technical person in the world:D

lyn
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
I'm afraid not, Badpenny. However, you can exchange your email addresses privately with other members and attach you files to an email. Never a good idea to put email addresses or phone numbers on the open forum anyway - spammers just love people to do that!

Maurice
 

badpenny

Deleted Upon Request
I have tried to send a message to a fellow member and the site says that i cannot do so.

Are some members unable to receive pm's for one reason or another?
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
It might be possible to put a link to an image in the forum's image host (Coppermine) or similar place which can hold images. The link would simply be a line of text.
 

CHINCH

master brummie
Hello, can someone tell me how do I find a post which I saved in Drafts and now can't retrieve, please? Thank you.
CHINCH
 

pjmburns

master brummie
I didn't know you could save!!! I thought that if you went back to the thread you wold see your message but the type was faint. Click on it and you could add to it or post it
 

CHINCH

master brummie
I didn't know you could save!!! I thought that if you went back to the thread you wold see your message but the type was faint. Click on it and you could add to it or post it
Hi, pjmburns, well, I began a conversation , added the title and then forgot how to post the thread so clicked on the symbol for drafts which came up as save or delete draft and I saved it. I then took a look at the forum to see how to post a thread and returned to the conversation but it wasn't anywhere to be seen. The title came up but not the rest of the post I had written! I have now written it again and have just posted it but would be interested to find out what happens to the messages which are saved. Strange!!
Thanks for answering.
CHINCH.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
It is best to type your post in 'Notepad' if you use Windows, or in 'Notes' if you use iOS and then save it in your own device.
Then when you want to post it, simply copy the text from 'Notepad' or 'Notes' and paste it to wherever you want to put it on the forum.
I often use this method ...:)
 

pjmburns

master brummie
Depends on your phone. If you can connect to the Internet via your phone then it is just type message and then upload files. It may be you can connect the phone via USB port and upload from there. If I do that my phone works like a memory stick. If you can't do either then it gets complicated.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I do it from an iPhone and iPad as below ...
Type a message,
Then touch the 'Upload a File' button,
Find the pic thumbnail in it's folder in the phone (usually Camera Roll)
Touch it and a blue tick appears
Touch 'Done' and you will see the pic uploading.
Touch 'full image' if you want the pic to show big
Touch 'Post Reply'

I have the free Microsoft OneDrive app in my phone which automatically transfers pics to my Windows computers or my iPad. I take pics while I'm out and when I get home they are already in my PC or iPad. My phone has no USB socket.
I mostly post from iPad or PC ... larger keyboards ... and editing easier ...

The best thing to do is find the forum practice area and have go !
 
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CHINCH

master brummie
It is best to type your post in 'Notepad' if you use Windows, or in 'Notes' if you use iOS and then save it in your own device.
Then when you want to post it, simply copy the text from 'Notepad' or 'Notes' and paste it to wherever you want to put it on the forum.
I often use this method ...:)
Thanks for this oldMohawk. I can't say I understand any of that but I can have a look at my computer and see if I can find Notepad and have a go. Thanks again. CHINCH.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Notepad is a Windows Accessory and has been in every copy of Windows I can remember. For some reason Microsoft have slightly hidden it in Windows 10.
It is in the C:\Windows folder
Scroll right down until you see notepad.exe in the list.
Right click on it and choose pin to taskbar
A little icon should appear on the taskbar for instant use at anytime
You can also use a Wordprocessor but Notepad runs very quickly.
 
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