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A button to disable automatic sending of messages upon share transactions (White Giant)

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Emperor Andross I. (White Giant)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 05:31 am Click here to edit this post
There is no button to disable the messages being sent when the game does automatic share transactions (i.e. after manually issuing new shares or retracting shares). The button to disable messages when doing manual share transactions does not affect this part of share trading.

Please either expand the effect of the button in automatic system settings, to also include these automatic share transactions or create a second button that allows players to disable all messages regarding share transactions.

With billions of shares being traded in only a few minutes, I once reached over 12.000 messages in my inbox. It is quite difficult deleting that many messages - especially when the browser has a hard time processing the length of the page to display. It is also quite tedious having to delete massive blocks of usually useless messages.

Thank you.

Crafty (Little Upsilon)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 08:34 pm Click here to edit this post
Hey Andross, I'm sure you realise, but just in case, you know you can select all messages with one click and delete them all in one go with another click? Obviously de-select any you want to keep. :)

Emperor Andross I. (White Giant)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 07:51 am Click here to edit this post
Hello Crafty. Yes, indeed, I realized that such a button exists. But since you receive trade transaction messages when the trade took place, you can delete a batch of 200 messages, then immediately afterwards another batch of maybe 350 messages and another batch of 210 messages - and so on. You don't get all these (mostly useless) messages at once but in small batches that eventually can add up to several thousand.
If you wait until you have a lot of messages (i.e. 3000 or more) the browser takes a long time to load the page, to select all messages with the "select all" button and deleting them. This is especially noticable when you have more than 10.000 messages in your inbox. The browser in this case even suggests closing the page because it stopped responding (which is not true, but the browser assumes that is the case because the page takes so long to load.)
The question the devs of the game should ask themselves is: What use is a game feature, if a player only does "select all" and deletes all messages (repeatedly)? That doesn't serve any purpose and it is not fun, so a simple change would fix this issue - add a button to disable all share related messages.

Crafty (Kebir Blue)

Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 02:24 pm Click here to edit this post
Yes, sure, I agree with you. I was just suggesting options that may make life a bit easier for you. I would suggest you put this up for a voting round, seems like something that could be done quite easily and quickly by the designers.

Emperor Andross I. (White Giant)

Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 11:30 am Click here to edit this post
I made a poll with this suggestion:

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