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Title: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Dryym on October 19, 2016, 07:35:29 PM
First off, To get this out of the way, Yes. It is super easy to clear some space in your inbox. However it's not always easy to tell someone that their inbox is full.


The point of the star poster medal is to notify people that that person knows what they are talking about, And that they can be helpful because they understand the forums and the game.

Mods have increased inbox space for the same reason that I am suggesting this. It's so that you can always contact them if you need to.

In the same way, You should always be able to contact a star poster if you need help because that is kmda what they are here for.


Obviously they should not have the same inbox space as mods.

I also understand why PMs are limited in the first place. However considering the fact that if everyone on here had a full inbox, We'd have at least 876000 PMs stored, I don't think that the 2800 extra (If we got 400 PMs) would make much of a difference.

I also don't think that extra space would be wasted seeing as star posters are considered valuable members of the community.



That being said, I would be lying through my teeth if I said that my only reason for wanting this is so that star posters can always be able to be contacted. I do genuinely think this would be a great reason to do this though.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Nefty on October 19, 2016, 08:00:46 PM
I support this. I very rarely ever use my PM's. Let someone who is actually gonna use the space have some extra slots. Take mine Dryym.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Jack Of Shades on October 19, 2016, 08:18:23 PM
I support this. I very rarely ever use my PM's. Let someone who is actually gonna use the space have some extra slots. Take mine Dryym.
Take mine too. I dislike PM's. Take all the attention from other members who you can help. I'd GLADLY support it. But seriously take my slots.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Trubtavium Recordsmith VII on October 19, 2016, 08:45:21 PM
How is this going to change the fact that your inbox is still going to get full? Considering you already only delete 1-5 messages whenever someone tells you your inbox is full just means you're prolonging the next wave of "Please clear your inbox" by a few days.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Jack Of Shades on October 19, 2016, 08:53:42 PM
How is this going to change the fact that your inbox is still going to get full? Considering you already only delete 1-5 messages whenever someone tells you your inbox is full just means you're prolonging the next wave of "Please clear your inbox" by a few days.
But still take my spaces. Seriously. He's going to get them, right?
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Dryym on October 19, 2016, 09:38:12 PM
How is this going to change the fact that your inbox is still going to get full? Considering you already only delete 1-5 messages whenever someone tells you your inbox is full just means you're prolonging the next wave of "Please clear your inbox" by a few days.

I mean, When my inbox is almost full, I delete nearly 150 messages. So considering that of my inbox is delete worthy, This would delay it for quite a long time if you were smart about it.

I'm going to assume the percentage of useful PMs fluctuates between different people, But this would make it take a LOT longer for it to fill up, And the amount of time between deleting PMs and filling up again would be greatly increased.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on October 20, 2016, 01:53:22 AM
Equally though,

It would be absolutely horrific to have to clear out 400 Pm's..

Imagine having to dedicate atleast 10-15 minutes clicking the same buttons, just so that someone can PM you?

I have enough trouble clearing out my own non-special inbox.

Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Jesse on October 20, 2016, 12:10:33 PM
You people and pm space but you guys got a meter to know what your space is. :) But anyway my personal opinion is why limit it to star posters. I think it should be members Bob thinks been here long enough and pretty well known. So they may need a bit more space. Not all known contacted members have star poster.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Dryym on October 20, 2016, 12:28:42 PM
You people and pm space but you guys got a meter to know what your space is. :) But anyway my personal opinion is why limit it to star posters. I think it should be members Bob thinks been here long enough and pretty well known. So they may need a bit more space. Not all known contacted members have star poster.

I was originally planning it to be 1-2K + 2 Year members, But that seems a bit iffy. Especially since some of them don't have 1K posts.

Star poster is easier to give reason to.

PWR gave the idea that if you just ask bob nicely, He could decide whether or not you are worth the space. But that also seems iffy.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Jesse on October 20, 2016, 12:32:56 PM
You people and pm space but you guys got a meter to know what your space is. :) But anyway my personal opinion is why limit it to star posters. I think it should be members Bob thinks been here long enough and pretty well known. So they may need a bit more space. Not all known contacted members have star poster.

I was originally planning it to be 1-2K + 2 Year members, But that seems a bit iffy. Especially since some of them don't have 1K posts.

Star poster is easier to give reason to.

PWR gave the idea that if you just ask bob nicely, He could decide whether or not you are worth the space. But that also seems iffy.
maybe it could be like star poster bib chooses who can get the inbox or not. And he just will randomly ask the person do you want more space if they do then you get more space.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Dryym on October 20, 2016, 12:48:10 PM
You people and pm space but you guys got a meter to know what your space is. :) But anyway my personal opinion is why limit it to star posters. I think it should be members Bob thinks been here long enough and pretty well known. So they may need a bit more space. Not all known contacted members have star poster.

I was originally planning it to be 1-2K + 2 Year members, But that seems a bit iffy. Especially since some of them don't have 1K posts.

Star poster is easier to give reason to.

PWR gave the idea that if you just ask bob nicely, He could decide whether or not you are worth the space. But that also seems iffy.
maybe it could be like star poster bib chooses who can get the inbox or not. And he just will randomly ask the person do you want more space if they do then you get more space.

That seems arbitrary and unstructured though. I don't really like that idea.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Gary on October 20, 2016, 01:20:01 PM
You people and pm space but you guys got a meter to know what your space is. :) But anyway my personal opinion is why limit it to star posters. I think it should be members Bob thinks been here long enough and pretty well known. So they may need a bit more space. Not all known contacted members have star poster.

I was originally planning it to be 1-2K + 2 Year members, But that seems a bit iffy. Especially since some of them don't have 1K posts.

Star poster is easier to give reason to.

PWR gave the idea that if you just ask bob nicely, He could decide whether or not you are worth the space. But that also seems iffy.
maybe it could be like star poster bib chooses who can get the inbox or not. And he just will randomly ask the person do you want more space if they do then you get more space.

That seems arbitrary and unstructured though. I don't really like that idea.

I mean, whose to even say that a Star Poster is helpful when it comes to interacting with individuals? And whose to say that people who haven't earned the reward wouldn't be? Or what if someone might need the inbox space for another reason?
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Dryym on October 20, 2016, 01:49:51 PM
You people and pm space but you guys got a meter to know what your space is. :) But anyway my personal opinion is why limit it to star posters. I think it should be members Bob thinks been here long enough and pretty well known. So they may need a bit more space. Not all known contacted members have star poster.

I was originally planning it to be 1-2K + 2 Year members, But that seems a bit iffy. Especially since some of them don't have 1K posts.

Star poster is easier to give reason to.

PWR gave the idea that if you just ask bob nicely, He could decide whether or not you are worth the space. But that also seems iffy.
maybe it could be like star poster bib chooses who can get the inbox or not. And he just will randomly ask the person do you want more space if they do then you get more space.

That seems arbitrary and unstructured though. I don't really like that idea.

I mean, whose to even say that a Star Poster is helpful when it comes to interacting with individuals? And whose to say that people who haven't earned the reward wouldn't be? Or what if someone might need the inbox space for another reason?


I wasn't against other people having more inbox space, It's just that his suggested method of passing it down seems arbitrary and without any good reason.

Someone could just choose to give their space to someone else due to personal bias rather than any real worthiness.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Jesse on October 20, 2016, 01:56:17 PM
You people and pm space but you guys got a meter to know what your space is. :) But anyway my personal opinion is why limit it to star posters. I think it should be members Bob thinks been here long enough and pretty well known. So they may need a bit more space. Not all known contacted members have star poster.

I was originally planning it to be 1-2K + 2 Year members, But that seems a bit iffy. Especially since some of them don't have 1K posts.

Star poster is easier to give reason to.

PWR gave the idea that if you just ask bob nicely, He could decide whether or not you are worth the space. But that also seems iffy.
maybe it could be like star poster bib chooses who can get the inbox or not. And he just will randomly ask the person do you want more space if they do then you get more space.

That seems arbitrary and unstructured though. I don't really like that idea.

I mean, whose to even say that a Star Poster is helpful when it comes to interacting with individuals? And whose to say that people who haven't earned the reward wouldn't be? Or what if someone might need the inbox space for another reason?


I wasn't against other people having more inbox space, It's just that his suggested method of passing it down seems arbitrary and without any good reason.

Someone could just choose to give their space to someone else due to personal bias rather than any real worthiness.
That was not what I said. I mean have it like Bob chooses who gets it like star poster is. You can't have other people get it Bob chooses everyone that gets it. But before he gives it he ask the member if they want more space just in case they don't want more space.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Gary on October 20, 2016, 03:40:54 PM
Having the forum moderator pick individuals based on a loose set of qualifications doesn't seem all that arbitrary to me.

I just think that too restrictive qualifications (such as the one suggested in the OP) and no qualifications at all are the ways in which this wouldn't work very well.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Dryym on October 20, 2016, 05:50:09 PM
Having the forum moderator pick individuals based on a loose set of qualifications doesn't seem all that arbitrary to me.

I just think that too restrictive qualifications (such as the one suggested in the OP) and no qualifications at all are the ways in which this wouldn't work very well.

Sorry, I misunderstood what Misty was saying.

I thought he said that if a star poster didn't want the extra space, They could gift it to someone else.

I was against that because it was arbitrary and unstructured if someone didn't want the extra space. However that thing I disagreed with was a fabrication of my brain.


I'm all for other people benefiting from it, It's just that star posters are easier to justify, Hence why I mentioned star posters in the OP.
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: .ok on October 20, 2016, 07:48:52 PM
Here's my q

What determines the inbox size exactly and is that thing upgradable(prob something bob would have to answer)
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Dryym on October 20, 2016, 08:41:45 PM
Here's my q

What determines the inbox size exactly and is that thing upgradable(prob something bob would have to answer)

I am not 100%, But I am fairly sure members of the adult discussion board had infinite (Or vastly increased) inbox space at one point before my time.

In addition, Mods have increased inbox space (As Tom has mentioned) so that you can always contact them.


Edit:

Well umm actually for a very long time till I made the mistake of ummm pointing it out. Adult members had unlimited PM's.... And I didn't see anyproblems happening :/ then again maybe thier was... Not like I could know >.>
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: Jack Of Shades on October 21, 2016, 12:14:46 AM
You people and pm space but you guys got a meter to know what your space is. :) But anyway my personal opinion is why limit it to star posters. I think it should be members Bob thinks been here long enough and pretty well known. So they may need a bit more space. Not all known contacted members have star poster.
I'm not kidding. Take my DAMN spaces. I dislike PM's. I am anti-social and have a disdain for certain folks. Take my PRIVATE MESSAGE SPACES and give them to someone who actually cares. I love ya bob, but I do not love PM's. lol
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: TheDestinedCrab on October 21, 2016, 02:40:24 AM
You will always get the people who register, wait a day and think they need it. The whole idea will just cause arguments that Bob doesn't need. Why should he add something for tye benefit of maybe 20 others, that will cause unnecessary arguments?
Title: Re: Star Members increased inbox limit
Post by: TM Charles on October 21, 2016, 04:23:06 PM
IMO its star poster not start pm'er if a person has a question the they post then someone answers not someone post then you pm them the reply. If you fill up your inbox that fast (Within a week) then bob should for that one person. There is a fine line between someones inbox being filled up really fast and laziness to clear it out. That's just what it is laziness. When my inbox is about 80% I clear them its not that hard.