Asking for help in a PM while blocking PMs!!??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Papabravo, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Papabravo

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    This is a new one. User "renu kalra" sent me a PM asking for help, but apparently is blocking PMs, so it is impossible to inform him that I do not render help via PM. I guess this just reinforces my policy that questions should be asked in the open forum.
     
  2. blueroomelectronics

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  3. Wendy

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    Generally I just post the PM in the Chat forum, with the explanation that we don't do that here. Then mention his PM box is not activated.

    It is guaranteed this guy is a complete beginner. I remember when I started around 10 years ago with forum, it gives me perspective.
     
  4. RFactor

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    I have been a member since 2009 but haven't done many posts so I am still a "new member" I am not blocking PMs but am not able to receive PMs. Wondering if new members are not able to receive them?
     
  5. jpanhalt

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    Check your User CP > Edit Options. You need to enable PM. It appears the default is to block.

    John
     
  6. retched

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    Does it activate after 10 posts?
     
  7. RFactor

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    I looked in user cp, edit options and there is no mention of PMs. I also cannot have a signature. So has something changed? When I first joined in 2009 I was able to receive PMs. The good news is that this post puts me one step closer to getting out of the "new member jail"
     
  8. retched

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    I believe you need to hit the 10 post mark for signature.. likely PMs also.
     
  9. RFactor

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    OK folks, there is apparently something wrong with the board. If you look at my first post in this thread you will see that I have 7 posts and if you look at the one above you will see that it is still at 7! This is turning into "new member hell!"
     
  10. retched

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    Off-topic posts do not count toward your post count

    Also, your post count follows you.

    When you have 500 posts, and you come back and read old posts, they will have your current post count listed on your old posts.
     
  11. RFactor

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    Yep, still at 7!
     
  12. RFactor

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    OK, leaving off topic land.
     
  13. CDRIVE

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    You should have posted your "Fuel Gauge" topic in something other than "Off Topic". Now, if you had a good friend, that you've worked with, side by side, for nearly 14 years, he should have told you that. Next time you see the dip (maybe today) give him a piece of your mind! :D :rolleyes:
     
  14. R!f@@

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    Should Admin make it so that new members cannot turn off PM.
    and make the function available automatically After say 100 posts
     
  15. retched

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    NO WAY!

    Then the spammers would flood everyone with PMs!
     
  16. R!f@@

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    Ummm!! I think you are thinking this the other way around..
     
  17. Wendy

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    If they can not turn off PMs, then they can post PMs. Sounds right to me. Spammers are hit and run types. It surprises me that PMs are not active for new folks though. How are we getting the PMs asking for help? More likely they can not figure out how to turn them on.
     
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