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sending a message to a group

Post by Glenn E. » 23:27 Wed 04 Mar 2015

jdaw1 does it regularly, but I cannot figure out they secret access needed to send a PM to a group. (Specifically, in this case, New York Tasters.)

I also no longer have access to reply all to a PM.

What special magic is needed to gain access to both of these features?
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Re: sending a message to a group

Post by John M » 00:57 Thu 05 Mar 2015

Hey Glenn;

Please include me in case I can make it--albeit at less then 5% chance...Thanks

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Post by Glenn E. » 05:33 Thu 05 Mar 2015

Eh? Include you in what?
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Re: sending a message to a group

Post by flash_uk » 08:46 Thu 05 Mar 2015

Glenn E. wrote:jdaw1 does it regularly, but I cannot figure out they secret access needed to send a PM to a group. (Specifically, in this case, New York Tasters.)

I also no longer have access to reply all to a PM.

What special magic is needed to gain access to both of these features?
Reply all is available, it is just that for many users the hyperlink is not visible unless you hover over it. It can be found under the reply button.

One way to pm the group is to get to the compose pm page, hit find member, in the search criteria, pick the group you want then hit search. When the list comes back, mark all, then hit select. This will add all the users in the group.

Only issue being that you are likely to be currently limited to be able to pm 5 members at a time.

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Re: sending a message to a group

Post by jdaw1 » 09:34 Thu 05 Mar 2015

John M wrote:Please include me in case I can make it--albeit at less then 5% chance...Thanks
Do consider adding yourself to to the group New York tasters.

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Post by PhilW » 10:14 Thu 05 Mar 2015

flash_uk wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:I also no longer have access to reply all to a PM.
Reply all is available, it is just that for many users the hyperlink is not visible unless you hover over it. It can be found under the reply button.
Also note that it is not (or has not always been) available in all "board styles" (UserControlPanel->BoardPreferences->MyBoardStyle) - I had to switch to "PortForumRed2012" from "PortForumRed" for it to be present (as a tiny arrow under the reply button).

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:31 Thu 05 Mar 2015

It is hoped that this problem will be fixed by the upgrade to our phpBB (forthcoming).

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Post by John M » 14:01 Thu 05 Mar 2015

Glenn E. wrote:Eh? Include you in what?
You really know how to hurt a guy.....just remember I'm from New Jersey---we are all connected.

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Re: sending a message to a group

Post by Glenn E. » 18:22 Thu 05 Mar 2015

flash_uk wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:jdaw1 does it regularly, but I cannot figure out they secret access needed to send a PM to a group. (Specifically, in this case, New York Tasters.)

I also no longer have access to reply all to a PM.

What special magic is needed to gain access to both of these features?
Reply all is available, it is just that for many users the hyperlink is not visible unless you hover over it. It can be found under the reply button.
It is not. There is nothing under the reply button to hover over.
PhilW wrote:Also note that it is not (or has not always been) available in all "board styles" (UserControlPanel->BoardPreferences->MyBoardStyle) - I had to switch to "PortForumRed2012" from "PortForumRed" for it to be present (as a tiny arrow under the reply button).
Hmm... I'll have to try that and see if it makes Reply All suddenly available.
flash_uk wrote:One way to pm the group is to get to the compose pm page, hit find member, in the search criteria, pick the group you want then hit search. When the list comes back, mark all, then hit select. This will add all the users in the group.

Only issue being that you are likely to be currently limited to be able to pm 5 members at a time.
Yes, understood. However this group contains more than 5 members. Further, there is clearly a way to send a PM directly to a group without needing to individually include every member of the group because jdaw1 does it regularly.
John M wrote: You really know how to hurt a guy.....just remember I'm from New Jersey---we are all connected.
I still have no idea what you're talking about. I'm asking about a (missing) board feature, not organizing a tasting. As Julian said, if you want to be included in PMs about events in the New York area you should add yourself to the group New York Tasters. It isn't reasonable to expect people to remember who they're supposed to add to group PMs when a group exists for exactly that purpose.
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Re: sending a message to a group

Post by Glenn E. » 18:27 Thu 05 Mar 2015

PhilW wrote:
flash_uk wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:I also no longer have access to reply all to a PM.
Reply all is available, it is just that for many users the hyperlink is not visible unless you hover over it. It can be found under the reply button.
Also note that it is not (or has not always been) available in all "board styles" (UserControlPanel->BoardPreferences->MyBoardStyle) - I had to switch to "PortForumRed2012" from "PortForumRed" for it to be present (as a tiny arrow under the reply button).
This works, mostly. Unfortunately I don't like PortForumRed2012 as much as PortForumRed. :(

But the real problem is apparently that I'm not authorized to send private messages to groups. So when I attempt to Reply All, all that happens is that I get a message to that effect and I'm not allowed to send the message that I'm trying to send.

Is this a closely guarded feature, or is it perhaps one that could be enabled for the non-Admins among us? (I assume it is currently Admin-only.)
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Re: sending a message to a group

Post by John M » 18:43 Thu 05 Mar 2015

Ah---I was mistaken, my bad. Did not know I could add myself to a group....I thought you were organizing a tasting. Now I'm added to the group. Thank you.

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