Change private message labels

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Change private message labels

Post by Ideas Bot » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:38 am

I would like to request that you please change the private message labels as follows:

Outbox should be: Unread Messages
Sent Messages should be: Read Messages

It looks these label names have created much confusion over the years.

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Re: Change private message labels

Post by david63 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:30 am

If those are the ones that you prefer then you can easilt change them in the language file.
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Re: Change private message labels

Post by AmigoJack » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:22 am

Those labels would be wrong: a PM can be moved from "Outbox" to "Sent" and still not be read by one of the recipients, simply because there's also the status "new" which can have changed.
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Re: Change private message labels

Post by warmweer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:14 am

As per Amigojack:
Outbox = waiting to be delivered (phpBB delivers the messages when the recipient logs in).
Sent = the message has been delivered (but not necessarily read)

What may be missing (for some) is a Read-box .... however, that's flirting with privacy-issues. I see no reason why someone should be notified that I have read the message.
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