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spyder
09-03-2015, 01:32 PM
This forum has the tightest Inbox restrictions I've ever experienced. Seems like it's overly restrictive for no valid reason.

In a conversation with someone and it gets denied.

I understand you probably want most conversations viewable for all to gain knowledge from but this is crazy.

Rant over. :)

brain_rinse
09-03-2015, 01:48 PM
It's not something we have mod control over so I sent a note to the forum admin.

sandm
09-03-2015, 02:13 PM
the larger the inbox size, the more space the forum eats up would be my guess and the more space it eats up, the more it costs to manage/run/maintain.

I have been up against pm size before, but you delete them and life is good.

more interesting, 29,355 members and only 672 active members. 2% of the population post regularly.

gregski
09-03-2015, 02:46 PM
My guess is that it was the default setting in the forum software and was never changed.

Most PM's are probably much less than 1kB (about a 1/2 page of text). So: 1kB x 672 users x 1000 messages each = 672MB, let's just call it 1GB for ease. Let's guess $0.05 per GB per month. So that 1GB of storage costs on the order of $0.60 per year. (Not to mention lots of free storage for the first 5-10GB)

The other default setting that nearly every forum software keeps but drives me nuts is the requirement to be a registered user in order to view an attached picture.

spyder
09-03-2015, 03:49 PM
The amount of threads on this board would way out weigh any potential cost of the pm Inbox.

Either way. We're talking cents here. :)

Another bothersome thing is we should also allow more attachments or disallow uploading of attachments. Because most old threads don't have attachments that even work because people need to save space so they are deleted.

Just force external attachments from imgur.com or any other hosting service that's free.

kaneboats
09-04-2015, 09:46 AM
Your PM box stores your sent items as well as your messages. Need to delete both to clear the most space.

spyder
09-04-2015, 09:52 AM
indeed... so unnecessary though.

bergermaister
09-07-2015, 01:34 AM
Feel free to read up

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/search.php?searchid=22834771

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/search.php?searchid=22834773

I'll be out on the water enjoying the last few days of summer.

spyder
09-07-2015, 01:44 AM
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-4/vbulletin-4-questions-problems-and-troubleshooting/388400-how-to-increase-mailbox-size

brain_rinse
02-08-2016, 09:21 PM
I heard back that private message count is now up to 500.

sandm
02-09-2016, 09:04 AM
you are correct. so now everyone will wait until their inbox/sent is at 500 and have the same issue only more to delete :)

CFD3Captain
02-09-2016, 09:58 AM
Well if that is the case, it JUST changed. Because I received an email mine was full on Saturday when having a conversation with a new owner.

trayson
02-09-2016, 12:04 PM
This forum has the tightest Inbox restrictions I've ever experienced. Seems like it's overly restrictive for no valid reason.

In a conversation with someone and it gets denied.

I understand you probably want most conversations viewable for all to gain knowledge from but this is crazy.

Rant over. :)

I've ranted on the same topic. glad you finally got some traction. Very often we have conversations that we don't want to just delete from our PM's because they have valid information we might want to go back and reference. It might be advice on boat mods, or it might be a dialogue about a potential purchase/sale. I certainly have hung on to the messages that went back and forth between me and IrishRacing when we were negotiating the purchase of my XLV. Sometimes it's hard to pair down the messages because they're not just fluff. I'm glad to hear the limit was raised. The Supra board has always had a higher limit and that was great.

CFD3Captain
02-09-2016, 01:06 PM
I just want to add, there IS a feature to to download messages that have that great information as a TEXT, CSV or XML. I actually played with this over the weekend. I selected 3 messages I had containing some good info and downloaded them as text. Info saved AND Printable :)

viking
02-09-2016, 03:01 PM
you are correct. so now everyone will wait until their inbox/sent is at 500 and have the same issue only more to delete :)

My thoughts exactly .... LOL

brain_rinse
02-10-2016, 11:57 AM
Tough crowd

KG's Supra24
02-17-2016, 09:52 PM
I heard back that private message count is now up to 500.

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