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Private messages: "Reply to All" versus "Reply"
« on: September 03, 2012, 03:09:03 PM »
Just a quick heads up to folks who've ever received a private message that was sent to multiple recipients. When you're replying to this type of PM, there will be a new button appearing that reads "Reply to All." Since the regular "Reply" button is no longer on the far left out of the group of function buttons ("Reply", "Quote", and "Delete") it's easy to not notice this and accidentally click on "Reply to All" when you only wanna reply to the cat that sent you the original PM.

Usually this is no problem but I just wanted to remind y'all about this since sometimes folks may use private messages for matters that actually are intended to be private and a slip-up where you send something you didn't want to be public knowledge to ten people can obviously create a needlessly unpleasant situation for you.

Since folks seem to be clicking on "Reply to All" due to it being at the left edge of the function buttons where the normal "Reply" button would usually be on non-group PMs, perhaps it may be a good idea to swap out the order of them so that the function buttons would read, from left to right, "Reply", "Reply to All", "Quote", and finally, "Delete."
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Re: Private messages: "Reply to All" versus "Reply"
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 05:42:30 AM »
Did this just happen to you perhaps? :)

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Re: Private messages: "Reply to All" versus "Reply"
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 06:57:04 AM »
Sort of. I'm pretty sure I've never unintentionally used the "Reply to All" button but I have gotten a few PMs sent to me that were only intended to reply to the original sender of a group PM. Fortunately for the senders of those PMs it was never involving any sensitive information but I still feel a need to warn others so no one has to find out the hard way.
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Re: Private messages: "Reply to All" versus "Reply"
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 07:58:07 AM »
I'd just like to get my one or two pm's a year replied to............bosk?
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