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Requesting invites to private torrent sites (i.e. Myspleen)

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We’ve noticed recently that project threads are becoming cluttered with requests for Myspleen invites, which adds no value to the thread content and dilutes genuine project discussion. On a trial basis, I’ve reopened the invite request thread in off-topic, where requests should be posted from now on: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Post-in-this-thread-to-request-an-invite-to-MySpleenorg-you-MUST-read-the-first-post/id/8592/

Any invite requests posted in other threads will be deleted.

In addition, publicly announcing that you have sent a PM is pointless. An update to a private topic is indicated to participants by way of the icon in the top right of the screen.

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Moth3r said:

In addition, publicly announcing that you have sent a PM is pointless.

Not entirely true. If I request something and I get 10 PMs, I might have only gotten one if the first person publicly announced that they sent a PM to me. With that said, I’m one person who has to deal with those 10 PMs, versus the entire forum reading about the one PM that was sent, so I do understand your point.

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TV’s Frink said:

Moth3r said:

In addition, publicly announcing that you have sent a PM is pointless.

Not entirely true. If I request something and I get 10 PMs, I might have only gotten one if the first person publicly announced that they sent a PM to me. With that said, I’m one person who has to deal with those 10 PMs, versus the entire forum reading about the one PM that was sent, so I do understand your point.

You should get an e-mail notification for every user who starts a new private topic with you, not just one, unless you’ve disabled e-mail notifications for PMs.

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No, what Frink’s saying is that if User A requests something from anyone reading the thread, and User B sends them a PM, User B posting in the thread that they sent a PM serves the function of preventing users C-Z from feeling they also need to send PM’s to User A. The post in the thread isn’t actually for User A to read, it’s for Users C-Z.

I’m afraid I use this a lot in my thread as getting multiple–and possibly different–responses to a single request could be very confusing for non-native English speakers. Probably my case differs a bit from the MySpleen case, but the basic premise is the same. It’s not an easy problem to solve.

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Ah. I can see why that would be problematic.

Since most of the requests come from one-post wonders, I don’t feel too sorry for them.

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Thanks Moth3r, reopening the old thread will help. I agree with TV’s Frink about the purpose of the PM posts.

@dgraham414 - PM sent. 😉

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It’s a private torrent site. The clue is in the thread title.

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I was able to get an invite. Very special thanks to the community.

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