So I typed out my response, clicked [add reply], but at first, the box never changed. But after I refreshed my page (F5) and it showed the message I replied with. On many other forums I belong to, it says message sent, and it is saved in my sent folder, or if I opt out of this feature it's not saved. This forum doesn't do that, and I thought my message had not gone through. It shows the whole conversation in my inbox and sent box, now, but not sure if it shows it in their inbox and sent box.
Now, I am wondering if that message was sent to the person who sent me the message? Does it show up in their inbox? Do I have to go to their profile and click on something to send them a new message, or does my reply automatically go to them?
I tried to send another message not knowing if it worked, and it showed my first message but it showed it on my page. So I am not sure if the people I have been trying to reply to are getting my messages or if they are just staying in my inbox/sent box? When I saw I had sent two similar messages, I clicked to delete the nearly identical message I had re-sent, since I didn't know if it worked.
Does this mean I actually sent them two messages, or, when I deleted the duplicate message from my sent box is it only sending them the first one, or have they gotten either of them or both? I am just really confused on how each page and the whole messaging system works here. I am guessing that I just sent duplicate messages to people when I wasn't sure if they went through. I am not sure, though, since it shows the whole conversation in both my inbox and my sent box, but not the ones that I thought were duplicates and deleted from the conversation in my inbox/sent box.
If anyone who has private messaged me reads this, have you received my replies, and was it just one, or have you gotten a similar or duplicate message? You can PM me again, to let me know what you have received, or you can just give me a brief answer here. Or if someone is familiar with the messaging system understand what I am asking, feel free to chime in!
I think ideally, it would be best to keep messages sent to others in the sent box, once they have been sent and delivered, and to keep the received messages from others in your inbox, until you delete them. The whole conversations should only be shown when someone is quoted in a reply, and these would show in the sender's sent box, and they would show in the receiver's inbox.