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Can’t send a message without a Subject

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    brianjschweitzer
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    @brianjschweitzer

    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!

    Brian

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    brianjschweitzer
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    @brianjschweitzer

    I am using BuddyPress 1.5.5

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    brianjschweitzer
    Member

    @brianjschweitzer

    WordPress 3.2.2, GoDaddy Hosting, PHP Version 5.2. something…. Anyone know about this? Do you always have to enter a subject to send a message to another user???

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    @mercime
    Moderator

    @mercime

    Yes.

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    brianjschweitzer
    Member

    @brianjschweitzer

    How can I change this? Many many many, people will want to send messages without a subject? I guess I will have to report this under feature requests / criticism…

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    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    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 :)

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    thirstcard
    Member

    @thirstcard

    @djpaul

    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?

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    Paul Gibbs
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    @djpaul

    Sure. If we haven’t a ticket on trac already, by all means add one :)

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