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chisoxguy7


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: [Suggestion] Increase the visibility of the PM Inbox! Reply with quote

Hello!

I'm writing here to suggest that the visibility of the links towards the top of the page be increased. It's becoming apparent to me that many people don't check whatever email they have attached to their FF accounts, which leaves the chances of them reading a PM someone sends them at the liberty of the chance they look towards the top of the screen.

The links at the top of the screen are not very visible, causing PMs to often go unread. This is especially unfavorable when it comes to time-sensitive PMs, as in the case of GM Mock Drafts, where each pick is assigned a time slot.

If you're looking to trade back, and your trade partner doesn't read his PMs, you could be stuck drafting in a spot where you really didn't want to (yes, this did happen to me, and yes, this is why I'm making this suggestion).

I feel that this would be a pretty easy fix. One possible solution is to create a menu similar to that of the main menu in the game Counter Strike: Global Offensive (see below):



That menu is simple, eye catching, and space efficient. Something similar to that would really benefit FF. Webby already has the FF logo image in the top left serving as a redirect to the forum home, it shouldn't be too difficult to have the links for FAQ, Profile, Inbox, and Login/Register/Logout be represented by images that direct to their current locations, as well.
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green24


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can change your settings to have a window pop up whenever you receive a new PM.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with this. Or at least do something to bring the 'attention' to the new messages.

"You have no new messages"

vs

"You have X (1, 2, etc.) new messages"

is barely differential.

I personally keep an eye on it, but I do agree that many would overlook it.

Certainly people can set up their profiles to receive email alerts when they get a PM, but if you are semi-active, you don't want to clunk up your email account with that.

Maybe make it more visually appealing or something?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RuskieTitan wrote:
I agree with this. Or at least do something to bring the 'attention' to the new messages.

"You have no new messages"

vs

"You have X (1, 2, etc.) new messages"

is barely differential.

I personally keep an eye on it, but I do agree that many would overlook it.

Certainly people can set up their profiles to receive email alerts when they get a PM, but if you are semi-active, you don't want to clunk up your email account with that.

Maybe make it more visually appealing or something?

I agree as well. I am always looking if I have PMs, but it really isn't that noticeable.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

green24 wrote:
You can change your settings to have a window pop up whenever you receive a new PM.
How do you do it?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JMG wrote:
green24 wrote:
You can change your settings to have a window pop up whenever you receive a new PM.
How do you do it?


Click on the 'Profile' button and there's Yes/No radio buttons at the bottom.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one question that I like and agree with. Making it more noticable would make things a little better around here.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flaccomania wrote:
JMG wrote:
green24 wrote:
You can change your settings to have a window pop up whenever you receive a new PM.
How do you do it?


Click on the 'Profile' button and there's Yes/No radio buttons at the bottom.


I have this option on, but I have ad blocker. Just would be cool to have bigger text for the top

Or change the colour if you have a message. Or something
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Bonanza23


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, it's rather easy to see if you have a PM. Just look? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh snap, a little pop out window. I like it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bonanza23 wrote:
LOL, it's rather easy to see if you have a PM. Just look? Laughing


Some people don't do this. It's particularly frustrating.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chisoxguy7 wrote:
Bonanza23 wrote:
LOL, it's rather easy to see if you have a PM. Just look? Laughing


Some people don't do this. It's particularly frustrating.

I set my alerts to send me an email when I get one, so it's basically a text message.....I know not everyone can do it....but anyone with an IPhone or other smart phone can.
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