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SecondAmendmentgirl
01-29-2008, 11:14 AM
I try to check the search function before I make a post, in case the topic has already been covered. I tried searching under private messages, inbox, troubleshooting and technical issues.

Is there a forum or thread for technical problems?

I think I'm having some trouble with PMs and my inbox or may'be it's human error, aka me as I'm new here.

otalps
01-29-2008, 1:16 PM
There is this:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/faq.php?faq=vb_board_usage#faq_vb_pm_explain

SecondAmendmentgirl
01-29-2008, 3:01 PM
I appreciate the link but couldn't find what I was hoping for there.

Roccobro
01-29-2008, 4:35 PM
What is the problem? I get bent when I go to a not-so-elaborate site and look for a feature I just "have to have" and it isn't where I KNOW it should be.

But if your PM's are disappearing or never getting to where they are supposed to go, then that is something else.

Justin

SecondAmendmentgirl
01-30-2008, 4:15 PM
Okay, try to keep this concise.

If someone sends me a PM, I get a pop up notifying me. Well, before I'd click cancel because it was distracting when I was focused on reading a thread but then I wouldn't see the person's message when I went into my inbox. So then I started selecting open message in a new screen, so I wouldn't lose track of where I was reading but it doesn't open the new message at all. So I switched from Opera to Safari in case it was a browser issue but that didn't help either. Also, when I check my inbox, it will show old messages I've already answered as new messages and the new messages won't show up. I haven't touched settings or preferences or changed anything on my computer or within the user CP.

rkt88edmo
01-30-2008, 4:29 PM
I've never used the pop ups- but when I hit the PM link it takes me to my inbox where I see all messages that I have received and not deleted. I don't understand why new messages wouldn't be in your inbox regardless of how you treat the pop up.

Patriot
01-30-2008, 4:29 PM
Okay, try to keep this concise.

If someone sends me a PM, I get a pop up notifying me. Well, before I'd click cancel because it was distracting when I was focused on reading a thread but then I wouldn't see the person's message when I went into my inbox. So then I started selecting open message in a new screen, so I wouldn't lose track of where I was reading but it doesn't open the new message at all. So I switched from Opera to Safari in case it was a browser issue but that didn't help either. Also, when I check my inbox, it will show old messages I've already answered as new messages and the new messages won't show up. I haven't touched settings or preferences or changed anything on my computer or within the user CP.

I don't use Opera or Safari on a regular basis (no access right now), so this is conjecture.

The reason the new window doesn't open might be due to a pop-up blocker...usually (in default IE7 and Firefox 2.x) there is a little notification bar, but maybe your browser(s) are blocking popups silently.

Sometimes I find that I need to refresh a window so that read threads/PMs show up properly marked as 'read'; similarly, posts/messages received after the last time you refreshed your browser window may not show up until it is refreshed.

That's just what I've noticed using FF 2.x :)

SecondAmendmentgirl
01-30-2008, 4:52 PM
The Opera has a pop up blocker that notifys me a new screen has attempted to open and whether I want to open it or not but the Safari does not because it pops up new screens on it's own, just not on Calguns. If I go to any other site, they pop up...for example visiting an adult website would be a nightmare.

But I will try refershing to screen and see if that works.

I don't use Opera or Safari on a regular basis (no access right now), so this is conjecture.

The reason the new window doesn't open might be due to a pop-up blocker...usually (in default IE7 and Firefox 2.x) there is a little notification bar, but maybe your browser(s) are blocking popups silently.

Sometimes I find that I need to refresh a window so that read threads/PMs show up properly marked as 'read'; similarly, posts/messages received after the last time you refreshed your browser window may not show up until it is refreshed.

That's just what I've noticed using FF 2.x :)

otalps
01-30-2008, 4:57 PM
Safari has a pop up blocker. Command shift and k or right under the file menu. On mine I still get a msg but it won't open the window. If you're getting the window open that shows your inbox maybe refresh it and see if your new msgs are there.

SecondAmendmentgirl
01-30-2008, 5:45 PM
Cool, I think that seems to have worked for the Safari, hopefully problem finally solved

Thank you Justin, Patriot and Otalps :)

Roccobro
01-30-2008, 6:05 PM
Whoa! I didn't do anything, my input was same as Patriot's so I didn't reply. :p

But thanks for the thanks Lisa! :D

Justin