I went to "Instructions for forum use" but the responding to messages area is blank. I get an email when someone writes me but are they stored somewhere here on the site?
That's because you can't post there. It's instructions!
Email is not stored on the site. It's stored by the person sending it and by the person receiving it, if so optioned. Your ISP might store the messages if you optioned your email handler to do so and your ISP allows it. Why would the site store email?
I'm not trying to post there, I'm saying there are no instructions.
Every other forum I'm apart of store messages.
Thanks for the help
The image below is the screen I see when I click on your link. The page links work too. I'm still not clear on what you are asking.
This software is like no other forum.
Thanks for doing that Ken...I could not make the "print screen" feature copy last night.
Perhaps Bryan is saying that when he clicks on the link
Responding to postings
the resulting page is blank. At least it is on my PC.
So how do we tell Bryan to "respond" by typing an answer in the
Add a Message box on the bottom of the thread?
Dave, his original post was Friday and he added another to the thread on Monday, so it would appear we no longer have to tell him how to respond...
Bryan - there are no direct or private messages on here like you are used to. Ken, Dick, and Dave - on most other forums there is basically an entire email system built into the forum. So you can send private messages back and forth with other users - but the whole thing is contained on the website. The MTFCA forum just utilizes personal email instead.
Bryan: When you click on someone's screen name and then send them a private message, what the website does is send that message to the person's email address that they registered with. You will get an email saying that you have a message from someone on the forum. DO NOT JUST CLICK REPLY TO THAT EMAIL - you have to make sure that you reply to the actual person's email address which will be included in the message.(easiest thing is just to start an entirely new email), if you just click reply it will go the website's admin email and no one will ever see it.
I copied this whole post and sent it to Bryan as an example, Bryan if you see this then check the inbox and the junk mail box of the email address you used when you registered on this site.
Thanks Seth, that answers my question.
And Dave was almost right about what I was actually asking and referring to.
On the link I gave, both responding to posts and messages are blank with no actual instruction. I know how to respond to posts and now I know how to respond to messages. But my question was only about messages.
Just to add a small point. I find that the fastest way to reply to an e-mail message I receive through the forum is to scroll through the message until I find the line that reads something like, "To reply directly to this user, use the address...." I then copy that address, hit "Reply" to the e-mail, replace Chris's "no reply" address in the "To" line with the copied individual user's address and then write my answer. After that, it becomes a regular e-mail exchange.