How to send a Private Message

TwojgramsTwojgrams Posts: 682Associate Member
I know this has been mentioned before, but we have many new forum members who may not have seen these instructions.

If you wish to have a private conversation with another member, tap on their name, a dialogue screen appears, then tap the small box with "message" written in it to the right of their name. A new dialogue box opens. Additionally, the left column reads "In this Conversation" and the sender and addressee's name are listed. If you just begin typing in the big dialogue box on the first page, anything written there goes to the forum activity page for any member to read. 
John, Judi, Guinness & OD
T@Bit@t 2015 S Max Outback/2006 V8 4Runner 


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  • FreshaireFreshaire Posts: 43Member
    Oh, thanks for this.  I wish I knew how to do this months ago when I was looking to purchase.  Good future reference.
    2015 T@b 320S Maxx Outback, aka "Alie Cat"
    TV:  2012 Honda Ridgeline

    Alice
    Crozet, VA
  • SAMSAM Posts: 1,620Member
    Not having a Facebook account and being ignorant about social media in general, what is the purpose of that first page dialogue box anyway?
    Sharon and John - Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Blue and Silver 2017 CSS towed by a 2015 Salsa Red Toyota Sienna
  • TwojgramsTwojgrams Posts: 682Associate Member
    Wish I knew too!
    John, Judi, Guinness & OD
    T@Bit@t 2015 S Max Outback/2006 V8 4Runner 


  • HalooHaloo Posts: 115Member
    SAM said:
    Not having a Facebook account and being ignorant about social media in general, what is the purpose of that first page dialogue box anyway?
    Yep, that dialogue box tricked me.  You have to behave yourself everywhere these days.  :D
    T@B 400 | F150 | Washington State
  • ericnlizericnliz Posts: 3,896Member
    @Haloo, Or...suffer the consequences of the dreaded Magic Wand, Magic Eraser, the the new & improved Pixie Stix! ( Don't ask me HOW I know about the above consequences, I WOULD have to plead the 5th!)  =)
    2016 T@B MAX S-aka: WolfT@B
    TV: 2006 Chevy Avalanche LT Z71 aka: WhiteWolf, or 1972 Chevy Custom10 P/U aka: SnarlingWolf
    Spokane, Wa.
    Eric aka: Lone Wolf  


  • HalooHaloo Posts: 115Member
    ericnliz said:
    @Haloo, Or...suffer the consequences of the dreaded Magic Wand, Magic Eraser, the the new & improved Pixie Stix! ( Don't ask me HOW I know about the above consequences, I WOULD have to plead the 5th!)  =)
    After finishing a long and complicated project with a client, my wife and I took a vacation to Europe.  It would have been easy to sit back in my airline seat and complain about my client to my wife.  You know, just to kind of vent and cast off any bad feelings the remained regarding the project.  Glad I didn’t.  When we had gained cruising altitude and the fasten seatbelt light went off I got up to go to the restroom and found that my client was in the seat directly behind me.   :o
    T@B 400 | F150 | Washington State
  • ericnlizericnliz Posts: 3,896Member
    And...the well-seasoned just keep getting smarter! ;)
    2016 T@B MAX S-aka: WolfT@B
    TV: 2006 Chevy Avalanche LT Z71 aka: WhiteWolf, or 1972 Chevy Custom10 P/U aka: SnarlingWolf
    Spokane, Wa.
    Eric aka: Lone Wolf  


  • ScottGScottG Posts: 1,766Moderator
    I think that first page dialogue box has to do with what social media aficionados call a "wall" but I can't help much beyond that. I have no idea why I need a wall, much less why I would write on it...  :-)
    2015 T@B S
  • SAMSAM Posts: 1,620Member
    Yeah, I thought "wall" too.  Maybe it is like a shared computer drive?
    Sharon and John - Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Blue and Silver 2017 CSS towed by a 2015 Salsa Red Toyota Sienna
  • VernaVerna Posts: 4,393Administrator
    It’s actually called a “bulletin board”, one that all can read and nothing is private. Be careful what you say. While it would be nice to have the two boxes change places, this is not an option with the Vanilla software.  

    If you have email notifications set up on your profile for your “wall”, this would be notifications that have been mistakenly typed in the large bulletin board box...or maybe it was intentional ;)
    Verna, Indianapolis, Indiana; 2014 T@B S M@X, white/red, INDIANA  H@@SIER; towed by 2015 Toyota Tacoma V6 TRD 4x4; T@B Administrator
  • HalooHaloo Posts: 115Member
    I didn't think the “wall” was private. I just didn't know that the info posted there also found it’s way to a more public place. Seems odd. This forum design is keeping me on my toes. So odd is good. Ups my level of attention.  :)
    T@B 400 | F150 | Washington State
  • SAMSAM Posts: 1,620Member
     It becomes public when someone clicks your name and they end up at your board- able to read anything left there.
    Sharon and John - Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Blue and Silver 2017 CSS towed by a 2015 Salsa Red Toyota Sienna
  • VernaVerna Posts: 4,393Administrator
    Or you can click on “Activity” at the top of the page and see what everyone has to say on the bulletin board ;).
    Verna, Indianapolis, Indiana; 2014 T@B S M@X, white/red, INDIANA  H@@SIER; towed by 2015 Toyota Tacoma V6 TRD 4x4; T@B Administrator
  • Michigan_MikeMichigan_Mike Posts: 2,170Administrator
    Verna said:
    Or you can click on “Activity” at the top of the page and see what everyone has to say on the bulletin board ;).
    Verna's right, when you click on the "activity" menu option above it brings up everyone's activity page that has recent information added to it by you or others and provides for some interesting reading.  You CAN delete any information on your bulletin board.  
    Mike Smith 
    Linden, Mi
    2015 T@B Max S
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  • TwojgramsTwojgrams Posts: 682Associate Member
    Reminder: if you don't get a reply to a message you sent to another forum member, they may not have seen it. Although most members don't bother checking their own or the forum Activity pages, I give a quick glance periodically or sometimes accidentally click on a member's name, ending up on their personal activity page. If your preferences aren't set up to notify you when someone writes on your "wall", you may miss a message. So, no reply may mean they never saw your message, not that they're unhelpful! Read the first post on this thread for "how to"  if you're interested.
    John, Judi, Guinness & OD
    T@Bit@t 2015 S Max Outback/2006 V8 4Runner 


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