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[Tip] Manage trade conversations with inbox folders
Scarecrow posted a topic in Site & Forum MattersEven having only been here for a while, I've noticed my inbox has already started to become a mess. Separating finished trades and unfinished trades gets confusing/time consuming fast! I imagine others who have been here longer than I have might have the same problem, tenfold. So here is a simple trick I just figured out which may help you address this problem. I'll mention that this might be pretty obvious to some, but I thought it'd be worth posting anyway, for people who are new to forums, or just aren't good with computer. What we're going to do is just add some folders to your inbox so you can categorize your messages easily. Start by going to your inbox. Do this by clicking on the envelope icon at the top of the page, and clicking "view all messages". On the left, you'll see a section labelled "Folders". The default folders you'll have are "New", "My Conversations", and "Drafts". At the bottom of this section, there's an "Add" button to make a new folder. Click that. A box will appear, in which you can enter a folder name to add. I'm going to add a folder for "Finished Trades", so I've typed that in. Then click the "+" button to make the folder. You can add more folders if you like. You might add another folder for "Unfinished Trades", if you have lots of ordinary conversations you want to separate those from. I don't, so I won't bother with that for now. I did add another folder though - one called "Archive". This is for other finished conversations, and will come in handy if I ever exceed my 300 message storage quota... the contents of this folder will be the first thing I delete if/when that day comes. Now all that's left to do is to move some of our conversations/trades into these folders. But first we need to refresh the page by pressing [F5]. If we don't do this, our folders won't appear in our actions list. On the right of each of your messages is a check box to select that message. Check the boxes of all the conversations you want to move. In this case I'm selecting my finished trades (and received donations, for that matter). Then, click the drop down menu that says "delete" by default. Choose the option to move to the appropriate folder for you. Then click "Go". Repeat this process as needed to keep your inbox sorted. Now you don't have to dig through old messages trying to figure out what deliveries you're still waiting for! Keeping things organized will be a valuable time saver in the long run. If you need to access these old messages, you can just click on the folder name. Hopefully this will be useful to someone. I don't know what the level of internet skills is like here. Even if the process was pretty obvious, maybe it's just a decent idea. Message folders are an often overlooked feature on forums and email services alike - it's easy to forget they exist. This is the first time I've ever really felt the need to use it! Note: I wasn't really sure where to post this... hopefully if this isn't the right place, a moderator might kindly move it to somewhere more appropriate for me? (please & thanks )