Warning/notice that you're sending messages just to yourself


(Carlo Kok) #1

Hi,

just an idea for discussion:
would a notice/warning for sending a private message just to yourself be appropriate?

we’ve had users send messages to themselves and wondering why they don’t get a response (from the profile page it looks like that’s how you start a new message).


New Personal Message initial focus should be on user-selector
(Eli the Bearded) #2

Once they start that process, don’t they notice they can add other people to the recpients? I’m not sure who they expect to reply if they haven’t added people to the message.


(Carlo Kok) #3

Sure but these are people new to the forum. They see a big message button and think that’s how I ask for support here.


(Sam Saffron) #4

Yeah I agree, a warning if you are just sending a message to yourself is fine, its such a rare thing to do anyway.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

@eviltrout can you add a warning pop up in this specific case?


(Robin Ward) #6

Sure, here we go:


New Personal Message initial focus should be on user-selector
(Jeff Atwood) #7