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  • good idea !
    dni
    Monday, April 20, 2009 3:49 PM
  • There are enough things for the forum software people to sort out without them spending any time on adding this kind of totally unnecessary function. Totally unnecessary that is to the main purpose of forums. (Which is - to remind you both - that answers are seen by everybody, not just by the person who posted the question)
    WSS FAQ sites: WSS 2.0: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007: http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language titles) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    Monday, April 20, 2009 4:06 PM
  • There are enough things for the forum software people to sort out without them spending any time on adding this kind of totally unnecessary function. Totally unnecessary that is to the main purpose of forums. (Which is - to remind you both - that answers are seen by everybody, not just by the person who posted the question)
    WSS FAQ sites: WSS 2.0: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007: http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language titles) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    You're kidding right?  I don't need you to remind me of anything - kind of rude the way you come across. 

    In the Expression Web forum often members post URLs to their websites to aid in locating a code issue.  Sometimes issues are seen which is not directly inline with the question they post.  Posting comments in the original thread steers the topic away from its original question.  It would be nice to contact the person directly, without the public, to further assist them.  There are also times when they don't want to expose the URL and want to contact the frequent posters directly.




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    Chris Hanscom - Microsoft MVP
    Resource Center | Veign's Blog | Web Development Help
    Monday, April 20, 2009 8:28 PM
  • So, you decided is "Totally unnecessary" ?
    dni
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:13 PM
  • Do I need to write "in my opinion" before I say anything?

    Of course it is *my opinion* that this is a totally unnecessary function.

    They can move over to it if they ever get the present forum software working perfectly.   (In my opinion)

    Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:21 PM
  • ...why two users can not change a phone number, an e-mail address, a piece of code in private ?
    If I want to give my e-mail address to someone I need to show it to all ?
    I don't think the present forum software will work ever perfectly...
    dni
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:45 PM
  • I do agree with dni. Privet message is important. Privet message will prevent any post from going outside its subject. Here is a pure example, dni has a suggestion and MW took the meaning of his post outside the subject. The readers will not focus on the post idea anymore. rather, they will join the second subject in the post which is My opinion or your opinion! I strongly recommended that we should have a sub-way to tell each other about some point and opinions we think it will help the forum going forward. I am one of those who are against replies that are totally unnecessary specially from people who have a good history in this forum.

    Microsoft TechNet forum is a good forum. That why I do suggest that a link to contact other user is a need.

    Friday, April 24, 2009 7:15 AM
  • >I am one of those who are against replies that are totally unnecessary 

    So all replies should say (only) "good idea !" ?

    It IS necessary for people who are against an idea to reply, otherwise the powers-that-be will think that everyone who reads this forum agrees with the idea.

    I also gave two reasons (1. "There are enough things for the forum software people to sort out " 2. "unnecessary that is to the main purpose of forums. (Which is - to remind you both - that answers are seen by everybody, not just by the person who posted the question)" why I thought it was a bad idea.  Isn't that how it should be ?

    I was still on topic. The guy who replied to me "I don't need you to remind me of anything - kind of rude the way you come across.  " took this thread off-topic. Not me.

    WSS FAQ sites: WSS 2.0: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007: http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language titles) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    Friday, April 24, 2009 8:17 AM
  • Hi Chris, I just wanted to let you know we unfortunately won't be working on this feature for a little while at least (not the next couple of months) as it hasn't been deemed as high enough priority over fixing other issues.

    But I still think it's an important feature and we need to fully figure out the best way to do it and what other alternative approaches their may be.
    Sam Jarawan - Senior Development Lead - Server and Tools Online
    Friday, April 24, 2009 6:11 PM
  • To add another use case to this ...

    I have often wanted to send a private email to one of the other responders, especially one of those dozen or so people that reply to the majority of the questions.

    I've wanted to ask things like

    "Does it sound to you like this guy wants us to write an applciation for him or is there really a question in here somewhere?"

    or

    "Would it be inappropriate to send a link of consultants to this guy if he really wants a complete program converted from C# to VB?"

    or

    "Is there a better way we should handle these types of people that are trying to drive a supercar when they don't even know how to open the car door?"

    But maybe this would open itself to too much "talking behind the scenes" so that the cons would out weigh the pros?
    www.insteptech.com
    Monday, April 27, 2009 9:46 PM