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Windows 7: PM etiquette

18 Dec 2010   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
PM etiquette

When I PM another member, I can see all the previous PMs that were sent to that member. Does this not defeat the intent of a private message.
I am not personally bothered by that practice, but I wonder whether that is Ok with everybody else. What does private mean then.
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18 Dec 2010   #2

 

Are you sure you mean PM and not VM, VM's can be seen by all but Private Messages are only visible between the two people having the conversation.
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18 Dec 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

John, I guess I do not know the difference of PM and VM. I noticed it when I thank someone for reps by clicking on his name in the rep.
And I see the messages the member received, not the ones he/she sent.
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18 Dec 2010   #4

 

The one's when you click on the name and goto the persons profile are Visitor Messages, to send a PM you can click on the link as show below.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2010   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You have private messages and public messages. What is a VM?

Never mind got it now.
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18 Dec 2010   #6

 

Visitor messages - the ones on your profile page.
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18 Dec 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
The one's when you click on the name and goto the persons profile are Visitor Messages, to send a PM you can click on the link as show below.

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I understand this. But I am on another point - the fact that messages that were sent to the member are visible when I send a "thank you" message from the member name that shows in the reps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2010   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Thank you's for reps are usually sent as Visitor Messages (Public Messages), usually visable to any member that visits your profile, unless you specifically send as a Private message (PM) Then they are only seen by you & the other member
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18 Dec 2010   #9

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

In theory at least it shouldn't matter. You should only post something on VM which you are happy to be publically available, and seen by everyone. If you don't want the whole world to see, you should use the PM feature.
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18 Dec 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hi guys, I understand what everybody is saying. But does every member know the intricacies of the system.
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