why can i no longer access or send pms?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by gators2281, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    May 7, 2008
    #1
    i didn't know where to post this but my pms and inbox got deleted. i would have spent a pm to a mod but obviously that's not possible so i figured i'd post in here. if a mod could help me out that would be great. thanks.
     
  2. macrumors Core

    iBlue

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    London, England
    #2
    I couldn't find any info/announcements about it but I almost wonder if newbies with under a certain amount of posts have had their PM's restricted because of previous spam attacks.
     
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    gauchogolfer

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    Jan 28, 2005
    Location:
    American Riviera
    #3
    Now that I've caught my breath from laughing, could you please capitalize PMs thusly?

    Thanks.

    P.S. this should probably go under 'Site and Forum Feedback'.
     
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    Ntombi

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    #4
    You need at least 5 posts to be able to send/receive PMs.

    According to this
    most of your posts don't count. Your official post count is 3.
     
  5. Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #5
    Yes, PMs have been disabled for users with fewer than five posts. Because of problems caused by Internet advertisers, spammers, and bots that misuse our Private Message system, we have had to curtail the use of Private Messages by members who do not post in the forums. As mentioned, you can read about the Private Message requirements here.

    Members can obviously get past this inconvenience simply by participating in some of our discussion threads. There are thousands of posts in our forums each day, so they should have no trouble finding a topic or two of interest that will get them over that five-post hump.
     
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    RainForRent

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    May 31, 2006
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    #6
    Ha, glad someone else noticed that.

    I wasn't even aware to the fact you needed 5 posts to PM. I never had a use for PM before I had 5 posts. Hmm.
     

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