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Hello,

Since like two days I have one unread message in my inbox but can't find any and also my inbox is not full as well.

What could be a reason and how to solve it?
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Old 25.03.2015, 18:17
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Re: Unread private message

Showing I have a message but I don't

Please check this Thread. Your question may already have been covered.

In your case it seems to be a visitor message.
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Old 25.03.2015, 18:17
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It's probably a visitor message. Click on your user name at the top and you should see it.
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Old 25.03.2015, 18:23
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Re: Unread private message

It is a visitor message like BM says..

http://www.englishforum.ch/members/27512-grnfish.html
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Old 25.03.2015, 18:25
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It is a visitor message like BM says..

http://www.englishforum.ch/members/27512-grnfish.html
A reminder that Visitor Messages are not private
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Old 25.03.2015, 18:32
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A reminder that Visitor Messages are not private
No. Indeed not. And usually they are a horrible sight. Normally full of things like "Thank you for the Greenies" and other sycophantic claptrap. Much better that these are hidden from public viewing via the privacy profile function.
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Old 25.03.2015, 18:36
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Much better that these are hidden from public viewing via the privacy profile function.
Good point

http://www.englishforum.ch/profile.php?do=privacy
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Thanks - that was it...
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Re: Unread private message

I've got one of these (1 unread message), it's not a Visitor message as far as I can see, nor is it a PM, so I'm at a bit of a lose.
Only noticed it this evening, but don't think it's been there for more than a couple of days.

Any ideas??? Or if the 'culprit' could simply own up and send sent whatever it is another way?!

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I've got one of these (1 unread message), it's not a Visitor message as far as I can see, nor is it a PM, so I'm at a bit of a lose.
Only noticed it this evening, but don't think it's been there for more than a couple of days.

Any ideas??? Or if the 'culprit' could simply own up and send sent whatever it is another way?!

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I think I've found it.... Papa Goose has apparently dared to give me negative rep because I'd complained that Glowjupiter posting a long link in German without at least having the courtesy to give a vague translation of what she'd posted (and Glowjuniper's link dates from over a week ago so PG has clearly been trolling).

Well, sorry and all that, but forum rules clearly state that posts must be in ENGLISH, or translations should be provided. The onus is NOT on me to google translations as PG implies, nor should I need to follow links to work out what's being said.

Mark set out rules and guidelines, some of us try to follow them.
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I've got one of these (1 unread message), it's not a Visitor message as far as I can see, nor is it a PM, so I'm at a bit of a lose.
Only noticed it this evening, but don't think it's been there for more than a couple of days.

Any ideas??? Or if the 'culprit' could simply own up and send sent whatever it is another way?!

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It could be a group invite. It took me a while to work out that I had one of those the other day.
You don't normally get notifications for rep ( even the red ones).

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Old 05.05.2015, 10:09
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I think I've found it.... Papa Goose has apparently dared to give me negative rep ...

Mark set out rules and guidelines, some of us try to follow them.
Yes, and one of them is that we don't normally make rep comments public, whether good or bad
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It could be a group invite. It took me a while to work I out that I had one if those the other day.
You don't normally get notifications for rep ( even the red ones).
If it's something like that it's so well hidden I can't find it!

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Yes, and one of them is that we don't normally make rep comments public, whether good or bad
Normally being the word here, not never. Rep points and the reasons for them aren't private as they and the comments attached to them are on profiles and open to anyone if you go looking for them.

In this case I'm slightly peeved that I'd done some translating work for GJ (at her request as she doesn't understand french), she then posted a second long post in german but again failed to translate it, and I asked her to provide one. Which earned my a groan, and now it seems a drive-by red-blob from someone I'd though would know better.

That's twice now I've been 'punished' for GJ's lapse.

Anyway, still got this message..... and still no idea what it is or where ti access it.
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Old 05.05.2015, 11:13
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Re: Unread private message

Got a mistery one too- it was about joining neddy's gardening group- BM posted about it in the gardening thread.
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Old 05.05.2015, 11:19
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Got a mistery one too- it was about joining neddy's gardening group- BM posted about it in the gardening thread.
Right! Just found mine as well (second cup of tea clearly cleared away the few remaining mind clouds), took some hunting though!

Have declined the invitation as my only garden experience these days consists of trying to not kill OH's mother rose (in pot) and mowing several acres of moss masquerading as grass!
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Old 05.05.2015, 12:57
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Well, sorry and all that, but forum rules clearly state that posts must be in ENGLISH, or translations should be provided. The onus is NOT on me to google translations as PG implies, nor should I need to follow links to work out what's being said.
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Normally being the word here, not never. Rep points and the reasons for them aren't private as they and the comments attached to them are on profiles and open to anyone if you go looking for them.
If we're being pedantic, here are the relevant extracts from the Forum Ground Rules

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Reputation Comments are not publicly viewable and can be read only by the recipient and the moderator team.

On your message notification, you're right; it doesn't appear to be a visitor message. It's likely to be a friend request or group invitation.

I think you'll be able to check those here
http://www.englishforum.ch/group.php
http://www.englishforum.ch/profile.php?do=buddylist
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