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how to communicate with individual members [answered]

asked 2014-01-23 15:34:34 +0300

bennypr0fane gravatar image

updated 2014-01-26 23:56:35 +0300

If I want to talk to an individual member of the community, maybe discuss some posts that both have been editing (but it wouldn't make sense to do it in public), what are (preferred) ways of doing that?

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well some of us might not use that. also you have to be there at the same time. I was thinking of some sort of private messages or similar.

bennypr0fane ( 2014-01-23 16:18:02 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-27 03:05:16 +0300

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updated 2014-01-27 03:05:16 +0300

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Ask in a comment in a relevant post how to contact that user. Delete the comments afterwards. This is not a forum or a social network.

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it is sort of a forum,just not in a traditional sense.We have discussions,yes?In some instances,comments are directed only at a single user,or a discussion about how to handle a specific topic is only had between two people.For some stuff it simply doesn't make sense to post it publicly.

bennypr0fane ( 2014-01-27 03:55:07 +0300 )edit

...otherwise forums and irc channels wouldn't have a pm functionality either. It would be very useful here just as well and it's missing. and the fact that it's not a social network is ok, but that's also sort of missing (in a more centralized form than on Fecbook. Diaspora, anyone?)

bennypr0fane ( 2014-01-27 03:57:28 +0300 )edit

If there was a PM/DM functionality here the Jolla Sailors would get flooded instantaneously until they blocked it, then it would be the most knowledgeable that would be hit, then the most vocal who would probably end up giving bad advice.

I've had several users who kept on querying my on IRC on questions that should be public, either because I wasn't the best to answer or because other users could benefit from the answer.

I've also sometimes found it inconvenient that e.g. github doesn't have such an option, but I do get the rationale behind it.

Tanghus ( 2014-01-27 04:26:14 +0300 )edit

It would be nice if Together would be more "interactive" for open discussions, but there would be perhaps many challenges how to control this "open system". I would however like that Jolla sailors would take more part in discussions here in Together although that might be a bit hard sometimes.

TimTTK ( 2014-01-28 22:52:17 +0300 )edit

@Tanghus: agreed that they risk getting a flood of PM, but currently you could just do @someone and get the same effect.

Another solution would perhaps to be able to answer comments more directly and thus get a threaded view. I don't necessarily need private messages, but sometimes I would like to make an off-topic comment to someone without "sabotaging" the original thread. Making a threaded view would make it possible to hide those sub-threads, more like /. .

Mohjive ( 2014-01-28 23:29:10 +0300 )edit

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