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Hi. Still new here. Just wondered if there is a way to chat directly to another member. I’ve had a few instances where I’d like to talk more to another member but didn’t want to subject everyone else to the chain of replies etc. The community feels nice here and it would be great to grown my circle of contacts/friends.

dawarwick
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

At the moment they don't have this function but there are a few of us that would like this option.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

MrsCraig I think we had this conversation before and it would be nice to have 'pointless' chats to members we've connected with.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

angemski yes you are right, we did have that conversation, I know it had been spoken about before!

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

There is no private messaging if that is what you mean. All you can do is tag someone and others probably won't bother reading anyway. I notice often that a post has maybe 20 comments, and several say same thing as people only read the OP, reply and not bother with all the other comments.

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

Lynibis I like to take my time πŸ˜‰

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

dawarwick same πŸ˜€x

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

I quite like the openness of the public forums. There's no hiding.

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Nino786
Nino7861 month ago

Comment on a thread, unlimited amounts!

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

You’re missing my point but thanks for the comments

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

dawarwick I thought your point was to not subject other people to a chain of replies. Once you branch off a main conversation like I am here, others will not be notified. They can see it though obviously. Is that the problem?

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

My point is sometimes I might want to discuss something with someone that is not really relevant to the original post. It seems others agree too.

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

I don't think it matters if conversations branch off, that is what conversations do. My friend and I start chatting and can easily cover 20 topics in a very short time lol!

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Tom
Tom
Founder
1 month ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're always open to ideas! This one has been requested a few times, and if enough people show interest we can certainly explore its feasibility some more.

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

I would love this idea x

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Ann1984
Ann19841 month ago

This is a bad idea who to say that person you won't to message is not the person you think he or she is. This is a community site well I thought it was.

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

Ann1984 I’m not suggesting we break community spirit. I’m actually an advocate of it. I just think it would be nice if one had the option to direct message if one wanted to.

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lilyflower
lilyflower1 month ago

Ann1984 It would be up to the individual to engage with others, if you or I didn't want to message a person we don't, but having the option would be good.

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

dawarwick that sounds perfect x

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

Clearly there is mixed opinion here. It was just a thought

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lilyflower
lilyflower1 month ago

dawarwick it's a good thought. I started a chat on the back of it so people could 'vote' as Tom said above 'if enough people etc'.

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

Such a great thought though x πŸ˜€

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

I think it would be really great...

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox1 month ago

I don't think this is a good idea. Can lead to more reports and stuff to deal with. At least in public you have people reporting malicious people or trolls.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

Susana I've always been very open and honest on here. I've seen some of the people who didn't like my brutal honesty (about deals by the way) go and slag me off in their own little chat topics. I've seen them making snide comments about other ex-members too. If they were given a platform to do that privately, it would get worse. I fully agree it would just create more work for the mods and owners.

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox1 month ago

Dennab Fully agree with you there pal. Out in public people have a bit more common sense.

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Lambeth82
Lambeth821 month ago

See your point dawarwick but unfortunately if it turns into a 'social media' type comms platform you are bound to have people abusing it i.e. unsolicited messages. Which means more work for the LD team to filter this out.

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

Lambeth82 I simply wish us to consider a direct message facility. Most of us have no malicious intent. Try to focus on the post aspects please like new friendships rather than the negative. Thank you

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

dawarwick I would gladly talk I feel connection is important x

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

Loislane couldn't agree more... I just can't get to you to chat more :-) x

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

dawarwick I know such a shame lol x gutted πŸ˜€

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

dawarwick sounds perfect if we could x

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

dawarwick Honestly I've seen some great friendships flourish on here, in the open.

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

How can connect when never know people are on same time haha πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚x

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

Loislane would you object to a PM from the Telegram Group Chat?

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

dawarwick I don't have telegram but could get x

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

Loislane neither do I but I was going to join it

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

dawarwick I just tried clicking on it wouldn't let me lol x

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

Loislane you have to download the Telegram Messenger app from your app store

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

dawarwick and than add this group is it omg I'm so thick lol x

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dawarwick
dawarwick
Original Poster
1 month ago

Loislane yep...to the add this group... not you're so thick lol

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

dawarwick aww thanks so kind you I've just downloaded but came back off it not for me I'm more WhatsApp lol I think I'm going create a Twitter again get back into my comps and you can also direct message on that πŸ˜€x

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Tom
Tom
Founder
1 month ago

Hello everyone, thank you again for all your feedback. It's certainly great to hear members would like to get in touch with each other.

To do this, there are currently two options available for you:

Telegram is a messenger app similar to WhatsApp. It allows for large group chats. We have a Latest Deals chat which currently has over 1,200+ members. It is free to join and is a place many members chat to each other.

Whilst we do not recommend it, it is possible to send a direct message to a member via Telegram. Please only do so if you have their permission. If you have received an unwanted direct message, you can block them.

Please note, the Latest Deals Telegram Group Chat is largely unmoderated as we do not have the resources available to monitor the chat. Please only join and partake with this understanding. You can leave at any time.

Latest Deals has a Facebook Group with 180,000+ members. It is similar to Chat on Latest Deals where people discuss all sorts of things. However, we do not allow private messaging on our Facebook Group.

We do not currently have plans to create our own private messaging system on Latest Deals. You can of course "tag" a user in the comments by typing the '@' symbol followed by their username. For example, "@tom".

We are of course always open to new ideas and happy to look into it if it's something many members would like.

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Ann1984
Ann19841 month ago

Tom I mentioned the telegram in one of the chat topics. Keep latest deal as a community.

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Loislane
Loislane28 days ago

dawarwick and we found each other and most defo a connection x πŸ˜€

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