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Private message (/msg) notification

by Wassercrats (Initiate)
on Aug 13, 2004 at 00:01 UTC ( #382505=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Several times I've had private messages that were related to a current CB conversation, but I didn't see them until much later because I wasn't looking up there and they weren't noticeable enough. Also I've heard others being reminded to look for their /msg's. How about displaying /msg's in bold and a different color, and displaying a notice in the chat area? The highlighting and chat-area notice would go away the next time the page is loaded.

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Re: Private message (/msg) notification
by diotalevi (Canon) on Aug 13, 2004 at 00:11 UTC

    Try adding this to your CSS. I'm guessing this is right anyway. I just read the site HTML to see that.

    #Chatterbox * SPAN { font-color: red; }

      Here is the CSS that worked for me

      span.privatemessage { background-color: rgb(255,200,200); }

      Eric Hodges
        Interesting. I didn't see the privatemessage class. I must get my eyes fixed. Just as a nit, you *can* just say 'red' instead of the longhand with 'rgb( ... )'.
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Re: Private message (/msg) notification
by castaway (Parson) on Aug 13, 2004 at 06:30 UTC
    You could always use another CB client.. The one I use has them in the normal flow of CB text, but in red. Katterbox also does something similar, I think.

    As for PM itself, the most you're probably going to get is the messages each with their own class set, so you can style them yourself.. Unless you'd like to go through all the available themes on PM, and suggest a suitable colour for each, in which case someone might actually change them.. If you're lucky.


      You are right. It has an IM like interface, such that current users sit in its own window, and new private messages causes a popup for that user.

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