Hello Friends. I know this has been brought up in the past. (In fact I swear I brought it up here back in January or February, but cannot for the life of me find the post.) I just closed the Harry Potter Holiday Swap Signups, and sent out partners and questionnaires. It drove home to me that we really, really, NEED to do something about the Inbox functionality on LC.
It is nearly impossible to find a PM you are looking for, without the sender’s name appearing in your Inbox. Yes, there are user icons, but let’s face it: they are super tiny in the Inbox, and since most folks upload a pic of themselves, those icons are just small blurs of nothing. I can think of 3 or 4 people whose icons I can recognize at a glance. Others might as well be randomly generated images for all I can tell.
We also need to be able to sort and file PMs into folders. I have Archived everything I CAN archive as best as possible, but there are still too many messages in the Inbox to slog through to find what I need.
If we cannot improve this lack of functionality, I fear that people will stop offering to organize swaps. I’ve been a regular swap organizer and participant since 2008, and I have to admit, the frustration with this is causing me to wonder if I want to bother organizing in future. And with a lack of swap options, users will drift away from the site. I know none of us want to lose this community.