Hey, would anyone like some kind of system where you could message someone to get there attention - say next time they log on / read a post etc. ?
Today, for example, I hadn't read a lot, I wasn't checking mail etc. and RTKM wanted me to advise ripley on something which I didn't hear about till much later in the day. Now I know she could have CATed me, but it involves head office (I think), and not everyone checks their mail very regularly. I was just wondering if it might be neat that RTKM could set an 'alert hub2dee when he next reads a post' type of thing. This would then cause the server to insert a message when I next refreshed / loaded a mumsnet page: "RTKM says 'join us on blah blah thread'"
Does anyone get what I'm going on about ?
(Only other way to grab someone's attention, if they're having a non e-mail day is to post threads with their name on and keep bumping, which isn't ideal.)
Also, wouldn't it be nice if MN servers could insert some kind of message into a page you were loading to say 'your name has been mentioned on blah blah thread' (I doubt many of us religiously search the current messages for our name in the text.... or am I wrong ?)
Yes. Not good for trolls. And I suppose dozens of well-meaning people might flood you with one-liners instead of making posts, for example when we were crossing fingers for Lou33 last week, or thinking about misdee's dh etc. etc.