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Inbox and PMs- Can we have folders, please?

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ShakeThyGoryKnottyLocks Wed 26-Oct-11 23:34:44

Dear MNHQ, can you please consider a 'Folder' type thingy (technical term) for managing PMs?

Would really help with sorting my electronic paperwork.


FearTricksPotter Thu 27-Oct-11 07:28:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ShakeThyGoryKnottyLocks Thu 27-Oct-11 07:30:40

Wouldn't it? smile

<waves to MNHQ>

RatherBeKnownAsALooseHooker Thu 27-Oct-11 10:27:04

Genius suggestion!!!

YES grin

We definitely could do with something to help manage PMs. It would be so much better....



thanks & [chocolate]

RatherBeKnownAsALooseHooker Thu 27-Oct-11 11:30:57

< stands on chair and waves to MNHQ>

brew I have thought more.....

At the moment all PMs just pile up chronologically, which involves a whole lot of trawling to find what you are looking for. I'm doing the admin part on the current blanket project so this is something that I'm very aware of and it does add such a lot of time trying to find the right PM from the right MNetter.

I need to keep all the PMs for reference. At present, to find one all you can do is scroll back, and I have hundreds (seems like) to go through. It all feels a bit muddled and chaotic, and other MNetters will have many more PMs to manage I'm sure. I worry that I will miss/overlook/lose something with the PM system the way it currently is.

If when PMs came in, it were possible to file them into folders, e.g. Folder for Wool Donators, Folder for a specific blanket project, the whole system would be much more efficient to use. No question. It would be a more effective way to manage and access PMs. Good bye relentless trawling!

I know the Blanket projects are using the PM system on a huge scale - almost certainly more than was envisaged. On a much smaller scale too though I think folders would be invaluable. Very often you want to keep some messages, so being able to file them for storage and delete the rest would be much more practical.

So what say you MNHQ? Please think about it thanks

ShakeThyGoryKnottyLocks Thu 27-Oct-11 12:14:16

I concur grin

Pistey has explained exactly what I'm talking about. At times it feels like I've missed something as during the first stages of a blanket project it is very normal to get between 20 and 30 PMs a day.

MNHQ, we'd be ever so grateful if you could help us out here.


HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Oct-11 14:32:16

Hello, hello.

And yes, we do think the PM system need a bit of sorting out in a folder-y, easier-to-organise kind of way.

We'll put in on our List of Things to Do.

Do please keep on posting here if you have any good ideas/suggestions for how PMs could be improved. All ideas v gratefully received.

ShakeThyGoryKnottyLocks Thu 27-Oct-11 19:49:55

Hello Helen, grin

Lovely: add us to your list.

We shall be eternally grateful. thanks

[suck up]

SuePurblybiltFromBitsofCorpses Thu 27-Oct-11 19:54:33

I have before <boring old banger on-er-er> but...

I would like to be able to forward Pms and to reply to all. And reply twice on the same PM.

I would also like a folder option. And possibly an address book thingy.

Now, please could you put the moon on this stick I've helpfully provided? wink

OliviaBirthdayGirlMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Oct-11 20:12:08

Is there not a delete button?
<runs away>

RatherBeKnownAsALooseHooker Thu 27-Oct-11 21:19:00


RatherBeKnownAsALooseHooker Thu 27-Oct-11 22:18:41

< stands on a step ladder and waves at MNHQ> wine I have thought some more.....

Please may we have.......

The ability to organise and store PMs in folders.

A way of searching both Inbox PMs and Sent PMs by name.

The ability to forward PMs.

The ability to send the same PM out to multiple recipients as with email. At the moment one has to cut and paste the message. <sigh>

A way of creating groups of users to extend the use of multiple PMs - so for example one could PM everyone working on the current blanket project.

Introduce a flagged system, so that within folders important messages stand out instantly.

I also like SuePurblybiltFromBitsofCorpses’s suggestion of contacts within the PM system, like an address book, that could be very handy.

So not too much then?! If we were only able to have two, I'd go for folders and search!!

But thank you for putting this on your List of Things to Do, much appreciated

I’m sure if I have enough wine I will think of something else!
wine <slurp>

ShakeThyGoryKnottyLocks Thu 27-Oct-11 22:40:31

Yep, I concur...again grin

I would like to be able to [star] priority PM s pretty please.

(Maybe we'll get our [star] this way wink)

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 27-Oct-11 23:25:21

Two concurs in one day shock

ShakeThyGoryKnottyLocks Fri 28-Oct-11 08:44:56

I know, I'm exhausted.

Whatevertheweather Fri 28-Oct-11 08:59:57

Is there any chance of working some more technical wizardry and adding access to PM's to the iPhone app? I only ever come on on my phone and often miss PM's for a few days.

Knotty - hope you got my reply okay smile

ShakeThyGoryKnottyLocks Fri 28-Oct-11 09:02:40

I did and am about to return it smile

Whatevertheweather Fri 28-Oct-11 09:03:18

Will log on to proper site today then smile

Trills Fri 28-Oct-11 09:24:26

I'd like PMs to flow as a conversation, so I can see it like

Other person: Trills did you see the really controversial thread:
Me: Oooh yes do you think it's true
Other person: Definitely, and I think I know who it is
Me: Go on then, why do you think so?
Other person: Well don't you remember last week...

Trills Fri 28-Oct-11 09:24:57

Clearly I am thinking about more trivial uses of PMs than the very good and worthy and deserving-of-tech-time blanket projects grin

IndigoBell Fri 28-Oct-11 19:59:42

Def need to be able to search my inbox and sent messages.

Also order by date or by nickname

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 01-Nov-11 16:22:09

Yes - definitely that would be useful, being able to sort PMs by different criteria within the inbox or with in the new lovely smashing folders?

For example
Date received
Those flagged (or even starred!)
Poster name


KnottyLocks Tue 01-Nov-11 16:25:59



RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Nov-11 19:25:14

I've just sent some PMs connected to the blanket making thread and I had to trawl to find stuff and then I had to cut and paste to send the same PM out. Hours I tell you. Well, maybe not technically hours, but certainly yonks.....


Now I'm going to have to have wine to regain my strength....
Folders and Search please!! It would be SO helpful, I'd be ever so grateful thanks

I even concur with myself grin
wine <slurp>

RatherBeOnTheMulledWine Tue 13-Dec-11 17:11:33


love you forever

The ability to send the same PM out to multiple recipients would have saved poor Knotty this afternoon. Now she is going to have to lie down in a darkened room with a gin........

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