Sep 13, 2010 12:57pm

So, i did a bit of looking around, and can't figure this one out:

There are sometimes little curvy backwards 'C' arrows next to a message in my inbox. What does it mean? My hypothesis is that it means they haven't read the last message I sent.

Also, what does clicking on the little blue/red smiley face do?


Sep 13, 2010 1:47pm

Are you talking about the "grey curved arrow" to the left of the messages?

Those signify messages where the last contribution was OUTgoing.  In other words, you might look at it as a message that is awaiting a reply from the other party.

The smiley face is the only way we have here of tagging emails.  It can be "non-smiley'd" or "smiley'd". So for example if you want to group all "important" messages together, tag each one with a smiley, so it turns pink. Then if you want to display only those messages, click on the tab at the top of your inbox called "Smiles"




Sep 13, 2010 4:36pm

Thanks. I was hoping that there was secret information stored in the icons. no luck.


Aug 13, 2011 9:51pm

What does it mean if you've replied to the message but there's no arrow?


Aug 13, 2011 11:49pm

plutonvrforget: Messages are organized into "conversations" between 2 people.

If the last message came from the other person (even though you had previously replied to earlier messages in the same "conversation"), then there will not be an arrow next to it. The arrow is only displayed on conversations where the last message in that conversation was from you.



Jan 14, 2012 7:59am

But what if the last message was indeed from you and there's no arrow beside it?  For instance, "Bob" messages me and I respond.  There's a grey arrow showing I responded and I can see my sent message.  "Bill messages me and I respond, yet there's no grey arrow showing, although I can see my sent message.  Basically, in both cases, I sent replies, but only in "Bob's" case is there a reply arrow showing.  Does this indicate that my message to them was not received?  Could it have been filtered someone by age restrictions (e.g. or some sort of function allowed to A-list users)?


Jan 14, 2012 1:39pm

I'll have to go in and verify this by experimenting a bit, but there has long been a distinction in the mailbox for messages where the last respondent was yourself, versus the ones where the last respondent was the other person. The idea is to highlight messages that you haven't responded-to yet - ie message threads where the last message was from the other person.

There may also be a distinction between message threads initiated by person A, versus message threads initiated by person B.

And then there's just the good 'ol transient site glitches. We gots 'em. :P



May 14, 2012 12:19am

I also have replied to a message sent to me but there is no arrow beside the conversation, does it mean the message was not sent?


May 15, 2012 3:01am

NPTRCKRYN: Is the user still active here? Did you check their profile to see if it still exists?



Jun 7, 2012 5:53pm

Can icons be used in any of the texted areas, i.e. profile, messages, here?

Inserted by pasting, dragging & dropping, ect, ect?


Jan 6, 2013 4:39pm

In Messages, what does it mean when there is paperclip to the left of the date?  I can't click on it and there is not obvious attachment when I open the message.


Jan 6, 2013 6:22pm


In Messages, what does it mean when there is paperclip to the left of the date? I can't click on it and there is not obvious attachment when I open the message.


The first message thread in my inbox that I found that had the paperclip had an attachment on one of the messages. So I'm guessing you may have to expand the whole discussion and scroll around a bit to find the message that has the attachment on it.



May 27, 2013 4:07am

!oops solved it!


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