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Old 11-10-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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Visitor Messages - IMPORTANT NOTE

Hi all, it has come to my attention that maybe you all don't have a clear picture of Visitor Messages.

There is a big difference between Private Messages (PMs) and Visitor Messages that you leave on someone's profile page. Visitor Messages are visible to EVERYONE who visits that page. So please, if you have something private to say that you wouldn't say on the open boards, don't post it in Visitor Messages.

I hope that clears it up a bit. If you just want to post a quick note to someone then Visitor Messages are likely the way to go. If you have something longer and more private to say, I'd suggest using the PM feature.

Its a bit tricky too because they are both in the pull down Message box. Just make sure you're clicking on the right one!

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Old 11-10-2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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Thank you for that Alix
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:55 AM   #3
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OOOOOOO did I say something bad again??


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Old 11-10-2008, 11:56 AM   #4
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HAAA... I knew it was you all along suzi!!!! I knew it!!!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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Hi all, it has come to my attention that maybe you all don't have a clear picture of Visitor Messages.

There is a big difference between Private Messages (PMs) and Visitor Messages that you leave on someone's profile page. Visitor Messages are visible to EVERYONE who visits that page. So please, if you have something private to say that you wouldn't say on the open boards, don't post it in Visitor Messages.

I hope that clears it up a bit. If you just want to post a quick note to someone then Visitor Messages are likely the way to go. If you have something longer and more private to say, I'd suggest using the PM feature.

Its a bit tricky too because they are both in the pull down Message box. Just make sure you're clicking on the right one!
Thank you for clarifying the purpose of that feature, Alix. About 5-6 months ago (prior to the new features & profiles), I noticed the Visitor messages option & couldn't figure out what it was for. Thought, perhaps, it was for folks visiting DC - non members. When the newer features/profiles came along, & I clicked on members' profiles to see what it's all about, kinda felt a little uncomfortable - like I was reading personal conversations. Agree, a PM is the way to go. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:28 PM   #6
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This is just getting too techno for me - lol!! I was surprised to find a list of messages on my "profile" page, which seems to be different from my "friends" page? Or are they the same? I'm not computer-astute enough to figure it out, & am never sure where my replies are going - lol. Frankly, why the heck do we need all these things? PM seemed to cover this okay, didn't it?
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:41 PM   #7
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Viewing Members' Profiles etc.

I put this in a separate post, as I feel it relates to the topic, & may be helpful re privacy etc.

Have noticed on other Forums:

Members' profiles can only be viewed unless one becomes a member/registers.

A member can opt to have their profile:

Private (Only viewed by the member. For DC purposes, only the member & administrators can view same)

Viewed by friends (On this site, guessing that might be complicated, as one link of friends would link to everyone)

Viewed by friends of friends (360 deg, the way it is set up now)

Sorry to have to bring this up, but, have noticed my profile viewed repeatedly on a daily basis for approx 6 months - since the new features came into effect. Have noticed my friends' drop down list opened, when I leave it closed, & most recently my karma drop down list open, when I have closed it.

I apologize to the members I deleted from my 'friends' list, as I decided against keeping a public list for reasons mentioned. Have disabled the visitor message option as well.

ETA: If a member is looking for a recipe by same, using the search option is a good way to go.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:54 PM   #8
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Hm, where have I been all this time? I did not even know we had this feature. As the matter of fact, I just tried to find it and couldn't. Where is it? And How do I get to it? Somebody Please help me out with that.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:58 PM   #9
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I noticed that too - a list of folks who had repeatedly visited my profile page.

I'm so confused - lol!!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:59 PM   #10
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Click on you name CharlieD. That will take you to one area. Clicking on user CP another area.
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