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Leetahkin
08-16-2005, 01:01 PM
I'd love a way to pull back a u2u before it's read by the intended recipient.

:smilegrin:

Drayal
08-16-2005, 01:02 PM
Don't worry.
I don't read them. :P

Volstock
08-16-2005, 01:02 PM
why? is this another case of SYBAR SECKS gone wrong? if so...WHOEVER have the U2U send it to me too!

Leetahkin
08-16-2005, 01:03 PM
Phew! I'm glad my last night's escapades won't be posted by you then!

CrystalTears
08-16-2005, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Nobody Cares
I'd love a way to pull back a u2u before it's read by the intended recipient.

:smilegrin:

Hmm.. don't send it? :P

Leetahkin
08-16-2005, 01:08 PM
It's one of those <hit send>

Oh shit, now I know... I need to change what I wrote...

Dammit.

I do that a lot.

Alfster
08-16-2005, 01:08 PM
Try taking 10 seconds and then hitting send, heh

CrystalTears
08-16-2005, 01:10 PM
Either way, it's not an option I've ever seen on any message board where they have internal messaging. Once it's gone, it's gone. No way to get it back.

Leetahkin
08-16-2005, 01:10 PM
Hey! I think it's a good idea!

I can retrieve sent emails here at work before they're read.

Bobmuhthol
08-16-2005, 01:11 PM
Think of it this way: you can't take back instant messages.

Apotheosis
08-16-2005, 01:12 PM
well, maybe you could delete the u2u in your OUTBOX. Not sure if it'll prevent the u2u from getting to the recipient.....

CrystalTears
08-16-2005, 01:12 PM
Yes, I'm aware of that feature. Our HR director uses that all the time. The dumb broad.

Oh and deleting them from your outbox doesn't work. ;)

[Edited on 8/16/2005 by CrystalTears]

Bobmuhthol
08-16-2005, 01:14 PM
<<well, maybe you could delete the u2u in your OUTBOX. Not sure if it'll prevent the u2u from getting to the recipient....>>

I've tried, and it doesn't.

Leetahkin
08-16-2005, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by Bobmuhthol
Think of it this way: you can't take back instant messages.

IM's are a slightly different concept. u2us should be compared to emails, not IMs.

It was just a suggestion! :(

Bobmuhthol
08-16-2005, 01:18 PM
<<IM's are a slightly different concept. u2us should be compared to emails, not IMs.>>

IMs and e-mails are entirely the same concept. A digital message is sent. IMs are closer to U2Us - they require the same interface (the Players' Corner for U2Us and whatever software you run for IMs).

Leetahkin
08-16-2005, 01:23 PM
I really have no knowledge in that field to argue with you about IMs and emails and u2us and such. Go you.


But think about this. If we have the option to delete a post, would a similar concept come into play to delete an unopened u2u?

Picking your brain now.

Bobmuhthol
08-16-2005, 01:27 PM
<<But think about this. If we have the option to delete a post, would a similar concept come into play to delete an unopened u2u?>>

Simply because it is stored data, yes. That's where it is similar to an e-mail. An IMs are sent in real-time and are displayed, not stored, to the receiver. It is possible (whether or not this forum can support it because of the running software) to delete an unread U2U because it just requires deleting stored data. It's equivalent to the receiver deleting the U2U in question, but instead, the sender takes on that action and does it before the receiver knows it's there. What it comes down to is having access to another person's U2U inbox through your own account.

HarmNone
08-16-2005, 05:19 PM
I've had that same moment of regret more than once. However, on these forums, it isn't possible to remove a U2U once it's been sent, whether it's been read, or not. Sad, but true. :(

It might be possible on some of the later incarnations of the XMB boards. I'll look into it to see if the later renditions have this feature; although, Kranar has said it would be a real headache to upgrade these boards at this juncture.

[Edited on 8-16-2005 by HarmNone]

Leetahkin
08-16-2005, 06:53 PM
Never hurts to throw out ideas.

I do that a lot at work, and it usually takes four or five mentions of the same idea before management agrees it's a great idea. It's all about timing.

I'm patient.







(with some things) :)