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#164499 - Fri Dec 11 2009 09:47 PM PM MESSAGES
Jack Sim Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Can anyone tell me how to turn off this feature?

Much rather have a regular email.

Jack Sim



Edited by Jack Sim (Fri Dec 11 2009 09:56 PM)
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Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#164500 - Fri Dec 11 2009 10:01 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Jack Sim]
Daveb Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Dec 28 2004
Loc: Hot Springs SD
My stuff, Edit Preferences, and don't accept PM's

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#164509 - Fri Dec 11 2009 10:40 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Daveb]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
What's sum matter, don't like following cars that leave their blinkers on, then turn opposite way ?

*Accept private messages from other users?
Check NO, then submit.

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#164592 - Sat Dec 12 2009 12:14 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Dick Bennett]
Jack Sim Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
No, I never think to look there, then I find three messages from last week.

My email address is right there, just as easy to use.

JS
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Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#164596 - Sat Dec 12 2009 12:25 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Jack Sim]
bruzer75 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
You got to keep it fresh Jack. With the twitter and the facebook. email is out and pm is in. It's the new thing right now. "Why in my day we didn't have all this stuff" "Had to walk 10 miles up hill, both ways, in the snow, just to email someone". OK I'll stop now.
Mike

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#164609 - Sat Dec 12 2009 01:04 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: bruzer75]
gasoildude Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Jack sent you a PM laugh No just kidding wink I did send you a email though smile
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#164614 - Sat Dec 12 2009 01:23 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: gasoildude]
Cold Pizza Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Jack
Can I still leave a flaming bag of dog doo on your porch..

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#164627 - Sat Dec 12 2009 03:46 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Cold Pizza]
Vermonter Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!
sorry Jack, couldnt resist.
John
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Wanted: Original Jenney Gas, Husky, Marathon, and Frontier Globes

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#164673 - Sat Dec 12 2009 06:36 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Vermonter]
Ohio Oil Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
The flashing red and white icon is supposed to grab your attention when you log in indicating you have a pm. Just have to check it everytime like you would your email account. Not really any more difficult IMO.

At least you're on the internet and posting pics Jack, that's more than most fellas can do at you and DB's age. You guys probably remember scratching pump pictures with stones on cave walls. smile

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#164685 - Sat Dec 12 2009 07:14 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Ohio Oil]
Jack Sim Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
The trouble is, that is blinks all the time and when I go there there is nothing new.

BTW, I mastered Corel Draw (where I edited every picture in my GP book and Air Meter book), Pagemaker (where I wrote four books) and Front Page (my website).

What I don't understand, why is PM so popular, if it just the same as email? And I rather read a good book on history than find friends on Facebook and Twitter them. Besides, my FAMILY doesn't want anything to do with me and my FRIENDS have all died.

Jack

JS
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Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#164692 - Sat Dec 12 2009 07:43 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Jack Sim]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
Moderator

Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Pm is popular because it works very well. How many times have you tried to email somebody and have your message get stuck in their spam filter? It happens quite a bit.

Another nice thing is that when you get a PM on oldgas, you know the message is coming from another member on here.

I wouldnt recommend blocking the PM feature, but maybe spend a little time to get to know it a little better, I bet you will end up liking it.
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visit my website for original gas pumps and parts

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#164697 - Sat Dec 12 2009 07:56 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Jack Sim]
oilmanpat Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 18 2006
Loc: Warsaw,Il.62379
Jack,I found that if you answer the last PM,it quits flashing.

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#164714 - Sat Dec 12 2009 09:24 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: oilmanpat]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Ever notice that most new members can & do post pictures, but older Enthusiast members refuse to learn.
Newer members expect immediate answers to questions that it has taken years for some of us to gather.

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#164715 - Sat Dec 12 2009 09:29 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Jack Sim]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Jack, right click & hit reload and it will stop flashing.
I've been trying to get the same thing to stop flashing & that did it.
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RANDY

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#164716 - Sat Dec 12 2009 09:31 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Dick Bennett]
Donnie Boger Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Mar 15 2009
Loc: Modesto, Ca
Some people don't like new Technology. At least I do some research before I ask questions and don't expect immediate answers. I don't live on the computer, so I assume others don't either.
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Looking for anything Hancock, Signal, Veedol/Flying A and Richfield

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#164727 - Sat Dec 12 2009 10:36 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Donnie Boger]
Jack Sim Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I'm not against technology, but it just appears that most of the new stuff coming along is just to make you spend more money. Look at the cell phone, what has it become. I see people who can't carry on a conversation, but can spend every minute on their phone texing every detail of their life.

I right clicked, but there is no reload to click on.

JS
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Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#164732 - Sat Dec 12 2009 11:34 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Jack Sim]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Hey Jack lets go back a few years where life was simpler, economy was better along with our health ! LOL

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#164753 - Sun Dec 13 2009 06:34 AM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: Dick Bennett]
KZ1000 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Jack Sim, are you the one that collects old Air Meters, my great grandfather assembled eco's back in the 30's and brought home a bunch of unused ones, Interested ?? PM Sent with all info laugh
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#164756 - Sun Dec 13 2009 06:52 AM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: KZ1000]
Oldgas Offline
Moderator

Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
In case you still see the flashing envelope after you have viewed your PM messages -

If you are using Internet Explorer for your browser:
Right click on a blank spot in a Web page and choose "Refresh"

If you are using Firefox (recommended)or Safari:
Right click and choose "Reload"

PM messages are essential for members who hide their email address from view.
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Jim "Oldgas" Potts
Your host and moderator

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#164757 - Sun Dec 13 2009 06:53 AM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: KZ1000]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
ON ONE WEBSITE I HANG AT WE HAVE SOMETHING CALLED A CHATBOX WINDOW. IT'S LOCATED UNDER THE WEBSITE BANNER AND ABOVE THE FORUMS. HOWEVER I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT FEATURE HERE. THERE WOULD JUST BE WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE CONVERSING HERE "LIVE" AT ONCE! LOL!

PM'S TO ME ARE LIKE A SIMPLER INTERNAL 2ND EMAIL OPTION.
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#164759 - Sun Dec 13 2009 07:43 AM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
I made the change to Firefox a couple months back and must admit it was well worth the effort in most cases. I'm with Jack on the Twitter and Facebook and texting. I often wonder how these same people addicted to their cell phones would have gotten by back when we used phones that were still connected to the wall via a coiled cord. I often think people talk just for the sake of talking. Take all that texting and talking energy and put it to some useful purpose like a hobby or improving your life in some way and we'd be collectively in a much better place IMO.
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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#164761 - Sun Dec 13 2009 07:58 AM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: lordparaffin]
jkyocom Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
You know what they say about idle hands.....
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Veeder Root Rebuilds.....since 1987
Veeder Root Identification CD
Clock Repair
jkyocom@bellsouth.net

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#164838 - Sun Dec 13 2009 05:50 PM Re: PM MESSAGES [Re: lordparaffin]
Dale Stephens Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 18 2009
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: lordparaffin
Take all that texting and talking energy and put it to some useful purpose like a hobby or improving your life in some way and we'd be collectively in a much better place IMO.



AMEN brother!!!!

Dale
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Wanted: Champion Spark plug, Shell, Pennzoil, Kendall, and Woco Pep signs...Dale Stephens

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