starlightarcade

Sep 13, 2010

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?

sfguyyy

Sep 13, 2010

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"

HTH

 

starlightarcade

Sep 13, 2010

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

plutonvrforget

Aug 13, 2011

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

sfguyyy

Aug 13, 2011

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.

 

DodgesSquirrels

Jan 14, 2012

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)?

sfguyyy

Jan 14, 2012

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

 

NPTRCKRYN

May 14, 2012

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?

sfguyyy

May 15, 2012

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

 

TheresMy1Friend

Jun 7, 2012

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

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

CornellCasanova

Jan 6, 2013

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.

sfguyyy

Jan 6, 2013

 

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.

 

LifeSRFR

May 27, 2013

!oops solved it!

 

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