I am not sure if this is automatically built in to BP or I have an error. When I try to send a message to another member and I don’t enter a subject line I am told that there is an error and I should try to send my message again. Anyone have any suggestions??? Thank you in advance for your help!
This is the first time I’ve ever heard anyone ask to send messages without a subject. It’s mandatory.
As a workaround, you could edit the messages templates, and replace the input text box (for the subject) with a input type of “hidden”, and set value to something like e.g. “private message”. It’s not foolproof, as a smart user could still change the subject, but I get the impression you wouldn’t be that bothered in that case
If a site member decides not to add a subject, a rather unhelpful error message is given “There was an error sending that message, please try again”.
Site members who are used to messaging systems that don’t require a subject wouldn’t think they had to enter a subject every time. Perhaps an error message that tells the user the subject field needs to be completed would be more user friendly?