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Should we change the forum settings so that everyone's PMs get saved to their outbox by default?

Yes. It would be a useful default setting for the forums to have.
No. Let people choose whether to save their messages on their own.

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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2010, 01:14:13 pm »
I'd imagine the average PM will be less and 1 byte in size to store. Assuming a PM is 1 byte, to fill 1 gigabyte people would have to send over 1 billion messages to be stored.

Space is not an issue.
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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2010, 02:42:57 pm »
Speaking of which, is there anything that works like the outbox in which if you sent a message wrong, you can edit it or delete it if it hasn't been read yet?
Because I've seen this on other forums and I think it's a nifty tool...
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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2010, 03:14:55 pm »
This also appears to be something there is no Mod for  x_x
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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2010, 08:56:20 pm »
I'd imagine the average PM will be less and 1 byte in size to store. Assuming a PM is 1 byte
1 byte? that must be some dang good compression. One byte is basically one character. Meaning this message (if not compressed) is probably about 350 bytes by itself.

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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2010, 10:26:45 pm »
A message of roughly 400 chars is about 500 bytes it seems (I dunno why I didn't test this before on my site >.>)

Therefore it's about 2.15 million messages per gigabyte.
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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2010, 09:22:06 pm »
So is it still enough to be handled or not? X3
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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2010, 11:11:05 pm »
Assume all 6027 members have sent 500 messages each (For arguments sake) That's about 3 million message. Double it since everyone will also save a copy. That's 6 million message. That's just under 3 Gigabytes of storage used.

I believe the server has 500 Gigabyte HD.

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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2010, 01:21:16 am »
Assume all 6027 members have sent 500 messages each (For arguments sake) That's about 3 million message. Double it since everyone will also save a copy. That's 6 million message.

We need to get to work on that.   :o

So should we organize into teams or what?

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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2010, 10:53:31 pm »
Oh wow. I totally forgot about this thread.

Yeah, if space is an issue, just have word games auto-prune old threads.

And I fail to see the impact of it causing problems for people who didn't have it on originally. Quite simply, it shouldn't have /any/ impact, and if it does, somebody is doing something seriously wrong (like burning a salad). Most people don't know that its not on by default, and thus would be rather annoyed as I was when they discover that it's /still/ not activated for them when it was for all the new people.
And since I apparently have the power to unlock the poll, I am going to inject my own vote into there too :D
Ok, never mind, I don't. But I still vote in favor of making it default.  >:(
(I mean, seriously. Why lock a poll like this? I don't get that...)
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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2010, 11:31:42 pm »
Because I mentioned days ago that I was going to close it by the weekend. Please don't try to undo it, thanks, as you had several weeks to vote. We're already discussing the issue with the votes as they stand.
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Re: Sent PM's should save in outbox by default
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2010, 12:00:10 am »
Technically, as the OP, I think that my vote should count. I mean, this was a dead thread that I thought I had had resolved, so I never came back to check  >:(


But still, why close the poll? Anyways, I think that the original poll was made with people not having all the facts (ie, size of messages is not an issue)
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