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Message Inbox Nodelet

by kelan (Deacon)
on Sep 30, 2002 at 13:49 UTC ( [id://201716] : monkdiscuss . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I was wondering if there was a way to make the private messages show up in their own nodelet, without using the ChatterBox. I have the ChatterBox nodelet turned off to help page loading times, and because I don't use the nodelet for chatting (see my sig). However, that is the only nodelet I've found that private messages show up in. I can always go to Message Inbox, but I'd rather have a nodelet so that I can see right away if I have any new messages. Is there any way to do this now? Or could it possibly be added?


Yak it up with Fullscreen ChatterBox

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Re: Message Inbox Nodelet
by samurai (Monk) on Sep 30, 2002 at 14:30 UTC
    I would think making a message inbox nodelet would be trivial to code, but some would probably consider it redundant. But in your unique situation, it makes sense.

    It could be as simple as extracting the code in the top of the chatterbox to its own nodelet, but then I've never developed in this system.

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Re: Message Inbox Nodelet
by sauoq (Abbot) on Sep 30, 2002 at 18:33 UTC

    I like this idea.

    It would also permit separate reordering of the inbox and chatterbox for those of us that use them both. I would prefer to put my inbox near the top of my pages and the chatterbox near the bottom. Currently, I keep the chatterbox near the top because I have to if I want my inbox there.

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Re: Message Inbox Nodelet
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Sep 30, 2002 at 20:45 UTC

    Use the /chatteroff command to disable the chatterbox. See the Chatterbox FAQ for more.

Re: Message Inbox Nodelet
by hopes (Friar) on Oct 01, 2002 at 08:23 UTC
    As chromatic says, ww can use /chatteroff and /chatteron commands.

    But I think that could be interesting that any user could disable the chat in his user preferences.
    Most monks, don't like (or forget) to disable chat in Chatterbox node (because they haven't read de FAQ, or whatever reason) or they didn't realize that once you disable chat, it remains disabled until you enable it (there is not a session control) (I realize too late :-) )
    If were possible to disable the Chatterbox as a preference, most of them would do it.

    The heavy load of would reduce a lot...
    I think it is not difficult to implement it, because nowadays the behaviour of the CB command is just what is need.
    Sure that chateron, chatterof are stored in database yet.
    Don't you think the same?

    But don't forget the negative aspect...
    There will be less chatter monks!
    It's easy, if I can't see the discussion, I can't discuss about it.

    perl -le '$_=$,=q,\,@4O,,s,^$,$\,,s,s,^,b9,s,$_^=q,$\^-]!,,print'

      Wouldn't a /chatteroff also mute the Full Screen Chatterbox? If I'm not missing something, then this wouldn't really be a solution if someone just wants to split chatter and messages as described, in order to use a separate chatter tool (which I think is a good idea, ++kelan).

      If we had a separate message nodelet I'd quite likely use it -- I wouldn't want to mute my chatterbox / chatter app, though...

      So long,

Re: Message Inbox Nodelet
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Sep 30, 2002 at 19:53 UTC

    Interesting. I seem to remember an option to not show public chatter in the chatterbox (IE only show your messages), but I can't find it in user settings.

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