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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Asif WILSON Khan, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    ... I have go through my BHW message folder and search over 2.5 years worth of BS just to save the 3 PM's that might be important.

    Inbox contains 2,686 messages. You have 4,999 messages stored, of a total 5,000 allowed.

    Bollocks!



    I realize that this isn't important to you, but it is a f#cking pain in the arse.
     
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  2. Capo Dei Capi

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    Wouldn't it be easier to clean out PM box every 3 or 4 months, and save important pm's to a text file?
     
  3. Aty

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    Sending you a pm right now!
     
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  4. ExpressFans

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    There's a pretty great option that allows you to expert your forum messages to an .csv file.

    Simply select all the messages:

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    And click the option to export them:

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    I have no where near that many messages, but I tend to use this trick when I'm trying to find something. Rather than opening tens of messages, I simply use ctrl+f on excel.
     
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  5. dennica

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    wow that a huge list of email..

    i wonder when will i reach that point..
     
  6. Trepanated

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    Step 1 - Think 'if those 3 PM's are important they will message me again'
    Step 2 - Delete all messages
    Step 3 - Feel liberated.
     
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  7. BreaknBrix

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    Yep, I've had that shit happen over a couple dozen times on here and wafo and it's annoying as hell.

    The worst is when you delete 50 pms to free space then the forum throws the same exact number / error at you telling you you still don't have enough space. Once that started happening I just started exporting all my pms to excel. Just do it 1 time and you will love it. You can clean out your entire inbox but still have a back up of all the messages.
     
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  8. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    That was the original plan.

    I have done that in the past, but then I just end up with a full folder on my desktop filled with .txt and .csv files that I keep meaning to sort through at some point lol

    Sod it, I am with you. Just spent half an hour going through it and can't be bothered anymore. Hitting delete now.
     
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  9. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Delete them all! Freedom!




    When you've done that, let me know and I'll teach you about "outside". There are so many great things out there. Only when you've experienced nothing, can you experience everything. (seems wise, right?)
     
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  10. mudbutt

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    i was hoping you'd say today is the day you'd take some action


    jokes :D
     
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  11. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    And then start a "Hiring a SEO guy, paying $500/month, pm me if interested" thread.
     
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  12. Asif WILSON Khan

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    Steady on, I don't want to get carried away, it is only the first week in January.

    Actually I should have hired a freelancer to sort through that shit for me lol
     
  13. Aty

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    Man, you're slowly breakin` all the records here ... inbox, post count, thanks given, thanks received, scammers caught, Veyrons crashed... I mean, you're a hell of a guy!
     
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  14. Asif WILSON Khan

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    Yeah but I only made $2.50 last year!
     
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  15. WizGizmo

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    I guess that's the price you have to pay when you are a Forum Rockstar! :)
     
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    Disclaimer: If you are a complete nut and really want to send him a PM...Don't
     
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    Oh I see, I had a feeling something was up. I don't suppose you got my PMs, did you? I was wondering, since we spoke on my thread about a month ago
     
  18. royserpa

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    I never delete pms, i guess im not that famous as you guys xD
     
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  19. Paper-Boy

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    I know that feel :(

    My inbox gets maxed out every 4-6 months and my PM storage is 5000. I delete at least 500 messages when I reach 5000 pm's.

    But the sucky part is when you delete the first 50 (most recent pm's) by accident and it just so happens there was 1 important PM mixed in. :(

    Regardless, it's good that bhw has a maximum limit of 5000 pm's for jr.vips. I would probably kill myself if my pm storage was only able to store 50 messages, haha.
     
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  20. rodvan

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    Is it legal on the forum if I code a bot that exports the messages to csv and erase them? :p
     
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