HOW TO: spot a Private message (PM)!

(Richard Morris) #1

There are two kinds of messages here on the Ketogenic Forums : Public, and Private.

Private messages:

  • Are NOT visible to the public.

  • A Private message will ALWAYS be identified by the envelope symbol at the beginning of the title:

  • Notification of a new Private message will always appear as a small coloured symbol, above and to the left of your user symbol:

  • To read a Private message you must first expand your user symbol by clicking on it, revealing this:

  • A Private message is indicated by an envelope symbol,either:


  • In this example you can see that user Ram has sent me a Private message from, with the subject “This is a Private Message”

  • If I now click on the example above, the private message will open and appear as:

  • You can see this is a private message as there is an envelope symbol to the left of the Subject.

  • Below the subject line we have, from left to right, the sender symbol, name, and the age of the message:

  • Then we have the text of the message itself:

  • Below that we have a typical toolbar,

  • Below that we have buttons to archive or reply to the private message:

  • If you click on the “Reply” button a composer window will appear, in which you can compose and send a private reply. That window looks like this:

If you are using the Ketogenic Forums to forward messages to your personal email, then the subject line for the message in this example would be: [Ketogenic Forums] [PM] This is a Private Message.

So please remember, if you see a message and aren’t sure if it is public or private:

Look for the envelope symbol !!!

HOW TO: User profiles and Privacy
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