Dealing With Annoying Private Messages.

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11 Jul 2019, 6:59 pm

Is someone sending you annoying Private Messages (PMs)?
Have you reported the PMs to the moderators?
Does it seem that the moderators are ignoring your reports?


There is a solution. One that you can implement yourself without a moderator's help. Just follow the procedure below.

1. Access your PM page.
2. Select "Rules, folders & settings" under "Options" on the left of the page.
3. Select "Sender" under "Add New Rule".
4. Click "Next".
5. Select "is" under "Sender".
6. Click "Next".
7. Type the name of the sender whose PMs you wish to block under "Sender is".
8. Click "Next".
9. Select "Delete message" under "Sender is [sender's name]".
10. Click "Add rule".

That's it, you are done! Now when that member tries to PM you, his or her PM to you will be deleted before you even see it.

I've posted this because other members of WP have told me they have been receiving annoying PMs after they've told the sender to stop, and even after they've reported the annoying PMs (and their equally annoying senders) to the moderators.

Now, we all know how busy the moderators are with more important matters, so it may be a better idea to deal with this matter ourselves -- it is certainly easy enough to do!


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11 Jul 2019, 8:59 pm

I wish I would get some of those messages, but I never do. Perhaps I need to try harder to piss people off. Do you have any pointers you can pass along?


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12 Jul 2019, 2:53 am

VegetableMan wrote:
I wish I would get some of those messages, but I never do. Perhaps I need to try harder to piss people off. Do you have any pointers you can pass along?


Really.

He ought to tell the rest of us how to get..."annoying PMs" in the first place. That before we all advance to the "what to do about it when we get them" stage. :lol:
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I only a get a handful of any kind of pms a year. But I don't receall EVER getting a pm that I considered to be "annoying".

In ten years I have reported one, or two, odd pms (one from a possible scammer, another from a lunatic). But that's it.



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12 Jul 2019, 3:17 am

Do you want some now again to spice up your life? :D


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12 Jul 2019, 7:54 am

OHHHH...yes!

Make pm's, and make them NASTY!





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12 Jul 2019, 8:08 am

naturalplastic wrote:
VegetableMan wrote:
I wish I would get some of those messages, but I never do. Perhaps I need to try harder to piss people off. Do you have any pointers you can pass along?


Really.

He ought to tell the rest of us how to get..."annoying PMs" in the first place. That before we all advance to the "what to do about it when we get them" stage. :lol:
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I only a get a handful of any kind of pms a year. But I don't receall EVER getting a pm that I considered to be "annoying".

In ten years I have reported one, or two, odd pms (one from a possible scammer, another from a lunatic). But that's it.



Start pissing me off , I'll be more than happy to annoy you via PM's :mrgreen:


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12 Jul 2019, 8:12 am

VegetableMan wrote:
... I need to try harder to piss people off. Do you have any pointers you can pass along?
Sure, just send me a PM with your specific questions and...

No ... wait...

You can't.

Never mind.


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12 Jul 2019, 8:15 am

SaveFerris wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
VegetableMan wrote:
I wish I would get some of those messages, but I never do. Perhaps I need to try harder to piss people off. Do you have any pointers you can pass along?


Really.

He ought to tell the rest of us how to get..."annoying PMs" in the first place. That before we all advance to the "what to do about it when we get them" stage. :lol:
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I only a get a handful of any kind of pms a year. But I don't receall EVER getting a pm that I considered to be "annoying".

In ten years I have reported one, or two, odd pms (one from a possible scammer, another from a lunatic). But that's it.



Start pissing me off , I'll be more than happy to annoy you via PM's :mrgreen:



I doubt that will prove difficult!


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12 Jul 2019, 8:51 am

envirozentinel wrote:
SaveFerris wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
VegetableMan wrote:
I wish I would get some of those messages, but I never do. Perhaps I need to try harder to piss people off. Do you have any pointers you can pass along?


Really.

He ought to tell the rest of us how to get..."annoying PMs" in the first place. That before we all advance to the "what to do about it when we get them" stage. :lol:
.

I only a get a handful of any kind of pms a year. But I don't receall EVER getting a pm that I considered to be "annoying".

In ten years I have reported one, or two, odd pms (one from a possible scammer, another from a lunatic). But that's it.



Start pissing me off , I'll be more than happy to annoy you via PM's :mrgreen:



I doubt that will prove difficult!


PM sent :twisted:


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12 Jul 2019, 11:52 am

Fnord wrote:
VegetableMan wrote:
... I need to try harder to piss people off. Do you have any pointers you can pass along?
Sure, just send me a PM with your specific questions and...

No ... wait...

You can't.

Never mind.


No problem. I'll just do further analysis of your posting style. (I'm really hoping I can get a death threat or two.)


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12 Jul 2019, 2:18 pm

VegetableMan wrote:
I wish I would get some of those messages, but I never do. Perhaps I need to try harder to piss people off. Do you have any pointers you can pass along?



Maybe he can write a guide on "Guide to pissing people off online and how you can succeed in it." :lol:


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12 Jul 2019, 2:37 pm

League_Girl wrote:
VegetableMan wrote:
I wish I would get some of those messages, but I never do. Perhaps I need to try harder to piss people off. Do you have any pointers you can pass along?



Maybe he can write a guide on "Guide to pissing people off online and how you can succeed in it." :lol:


A great idea, but I have a sneaking suspicion it's already been done.


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12 Jul 2019, 2:59 pm

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12 Jul 2019, 4:19 pm

^ :lol: That's really good!



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12 Jul 2019, 8:47 pm

Oh, boy! Ferris is firing up the ol' Photoshop again. None of us are safe!


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