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Get rid of the Private Messages link

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:36 pm
by TheMindRapist
On www.hackthissite.org
If I want to use the forums message center then I will click on forums and go to it.
There was no need to get rid of the HTS message center, I liked it just fine.

Re: Get rid of the Private Messages link

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:54 pm
by Rijnzael
Just because you liked the old messaging system just fine doesn't mean it didn't completely suck. The forum PM system has things like basic message folders, message tracking, limits, and other things you would find in a well written messaging system. Anyway, the old system is still easily usable.

Re: Get rid of the Private Messages link

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:24 pm
by TheMindRapist
Yes but why do we need the
Private Messages
link?
If you are using the forums message center you are probably going to the forums before you read your forum messages anyway. Am I the only one who thinks the link looks ugly there?

Re: Get rid of the Private Messages link

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:29 pm
by ScrAm
It does look ugly.. if someone wants to use the messages center that is on the forums, then they can..

I'm hoping that we can combine them soon.

Re: Get rid of the Private Messages link

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:26 am
by thedotmaster
ScrAm wrote:It does look ugly.. if someone wants to use the messages center that is on the forums, then they can..

I'm hoping that we can combine them soon.

Combining would be good, but for now just a way of seeing if you have any new messages would be nice.

Re: Get rid of the Private Messages link

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:05 pm
by T3hR34p3r
Slightly off topic:
Any chance we could get something on the main HTS site that tells us if we have a forum PM? That way I wouldn't need to log onto the forums just to check.

Re: Get rid of the Private Messages link

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:49 am
by thedotmaster
T3hR34p3r wrote:Slightly off topic:
Any chance we could get something on the main HTS site that tells us if we have a forum PM? That way I wouldn't need to log onto the forums just to check.

That's what I said, look one post above yours. :mrgreen:

Re: Get rid of the Private Messages link

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:06 pm
by comperr
ATM the forums and main site are a one way street. The site goes to forums and thats it. This is do to some naming conflicts in classes and stuff. Hopefully we can work around the issue - but it will take some time.

Re: Get rid of the Private Messages link

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:13 am
by thedotmaster
comperr wrote:ATM the forums and main site are a one way street. The site goes to forums and thats it. This is do to some naming conflicts in classes and stuff. Hopefully we can work around the issue - but it will take some time.

Well a login on the main site gives you login to the forums.. so.. surely it'd be quite easy seeing as they must share a database?

Re: Get rid of the Private Messages link

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:46 am
by comperr
The problem is that while the site uses $_SESSION to store some data phpBB uses its own tables and expects that you use its own user class. That user class requires a class called session {} which HTS uses. There are also other integration problems.