I'm just this girl, you know? (missakins) wrote in suggestions,
I'm just this girl, you know?

Limited ability to allow person to person messages

Limited ability to allow person to person messages

Short, concise description of the idea
I'd like the ability to send another user a message through LJ. Something like the text message box, with a character limit, and possibly a frequency limit, so it's not used as a substitute for email.

Full description of the idea
Sometimes it would be useful to be able to send a message to another user who has not chosen to provide an email address.

It would be important that users be able to opt-out of using this system, or limit it. I imagine that people should be able to turn this option on or off, and then choose who can use this option, and then choose how they will receive the messages. I imagine a choice between the email address on file and the /inbox.

An ordered list of benefits
  • The ability to reach a user when that user wants to limit the information available in their profile.
  • Users can opt to turn this option on instead of listing an email address to increase privacy.
  • Using messages would be less disruptive than leaving a comment on an unrelated post in their journal.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Possible abuse by spammers. (let users limit users to friends/friend groups)
  • Setting up the forwarding/routing of the messages.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Use a system similar to how the text messaging works, the user picks whether they want this messaging on, then who can use it, then where the messages go for delivery.
Tags: message center inbox, private messaging, § implemented
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