I wish we could send private messages on this forum!

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vette guy
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   Posted 7/9/2009 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
As you can probably tell, I belong to a couple of Corvette forums that we can send private messages and "hook up" by giving our phone number in a PM.  I can't think of a better forum in which this is absolutely necessary! So....moderators....do what you can do? If I can speak to another Corvette guy or gal  who questions what kind of oil he/she should use on his C5 Corvette, I want to be able to reach out to a fellow ostomate who questions what his/her life with an ostomy will be like! 
Please....do what you can do! I've met many wonderful people on this forum and it would be my honor to know them outside of this forum!

Post Edited (vette guy) : 7/9/2009 10:34:51 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/10/2009 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Me too! I keep searching for this option, in case it's been added and I wasn't aware of it.

But not yet I guess.......
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

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   Posted 7/10/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Me 3.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - 1998
Failed, Azathioprene, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Remicade, Humira treatment
Steroid dependent - 2009

Temp ileostomy - April 7th 2009 (4 days)
Dehydration - April 24th 2009 (2 days)
Fluid around J Pouch and high fever - May 11th 2009 (4 days)
Takedown surgery - June 3rd 2009

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   Posted 7/10/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
You can send emails if the person has their email public within their profile :)

Not sure whether a PM feature is forthcoming tho, it would depend greatly on whether the forum software has allowances for it or not and I'm thinking not otherwise it would probably already be in place since most forum software I've worked with has it as a built in feature :(
Ileostomy for 33 years due to UC

Moderator of the Ostomy and Psoriasis Forums


I'm not a complete idiot - some parts of me are missing!

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   Posted 7/10/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   

Yep, the emails are the way to go.  yeah


: )  Robin
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown

vette guy
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   Posted 7/11/2009 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I guess I'll have to start a new e-mail address that doesn't have my full name in it. I've always tried to protect my identity on this fourm for professional reasons. It would be my honor to hook up with those here that live in the Atlanta vicinity.

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   Posted 7/11/2009 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
The newest version of dotNetBB forum software definitely has PM features; it's mentioned in several places on their website. HW is using version 2.42 and I don't know if it was available in that version but I'm assuming so. It's pretty standard in forum software, buried in the Admin panel.
edit to add:
Private Messaging
  • Allow Private Messaging : This will enable or disable the use of private messaging on the forum. This is a global setting for the forum, individual users can be blocked by locking the private messaging using the 'Edit / Delete User Profile' tool.
  • Maximum saved messages per user : This defines the maximum number of messages that a user can keep in their personal message inbox and sent items folders. If not defined, the default is 0.
  • Post Edited (Lyonene) : 7/11/2009 1:35:05 AM (GMT-6)

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       Posted 7/11/2009 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
    You should get on facebook, there are several of us on there...

    Are you on digitilcorvettes.com btw?

    Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
    Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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       Posted 7/11/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
    Check into Facebook. You can email people that you are friends with privately within the Facebook community. It's pretty cool - and you don't have to have another email account. I didn't think I'd like FB, but I will have to say that I am a bit hooked!!! Fun times and get to see others from HW.com on there as well. Check it out.
    Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
    Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
    Disease free since surgery 
       Happy SILVER Anniversary to me!

    vette guy
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       Posted 7/12/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
    I'm not a fan of social forums like Facebook or My Space, and I'm only on Linkedin for professional reasons.  Oh well!

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       Posted 7/12/2009 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
    vette guy said...
    I'm not a fan of social forums like Facebook or My Space, and I'm only on Linkedin for professional reasons.  Oh well!
    I'm a Facebook addict but I don't want to mix my online life with my real-life family and friends, neighbours and coworkers.  PMing would be handy for sure.
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