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eyoungren

macrumors Penryn
Aug 31, 2011
29,015
27,297
Roll over their username and click on the Start Conversation button.

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OLDTMR

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 19, 2020
5
23
I went to a user I know, but all it allowed me to do is post message on his profile page. Did I miss something? There’s no button for " start conversation"
 

0128672

Cancelled
Apr 16, 2020
5,962
4,783
I went to a user I know, but all it allowed me to do is post message on his profile page. Did I miss something? There’s no button for " start conversation"
Probably because that user has their Privacy > Start Conversations setting set to Nobody.
 

chown33

Moderator
Staff member
Aug 9, 2009
10,830
8,594
A sea of green
As I recall, the forum software requires a minimum number of posts before it will allow a member to start a Conversation. I don't recall what the exact number is, but it's something like 5 or 10.

Since @OLDTMR is a new user with only 2 posts (both in this thread), that's not enough to meet the threshold.

P.S. I moved this thread to a more suitable forum.
 

Scepticalscribe

macrumors Haswell
Jul 29, 2008
64,450
46,877
In a coffee shop.
As I recall, the forum software requires a minimum number of posts before it will allow a member to start a Conversation. I don't recall what the exact number is, but it's something like 5 or 10.

Since @OLDTMR is a new user with only 2 posts (both in this thread), that's not enough to meet the threshold.

P.S. I moved this thread to a more suitable forum.

It used to be that a user had to have five posts before they could send a DM, or PM to another member of the forum.

Since the platform change, I am not sure whether this requirement remains the same.
 
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0128672

Cancelled
Apr 16, 2020
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The member you wish to PM also needs to have Settings > Privacy > Start conversations with you > set to Members Only or People you follow. You won't be able to PM a member if you're not in one of those groups; Members of course is the broadest level. Turning it "off" means having it set to Nobody.
 
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Roemac

macrumors newbie
Aug 13, 2022
2
0
Sydney, Australia
The member you wish to PM also needs to have Settings > Privacy > Start conversations with you > set to Members Only or People you follow. You won't be able to PM a member if you're not in one of those groups; Members of course is the broadest level. Turning it "off" means having it set to Nobody.
Copy. Thanks for that extra explanation.
 

joseph.l.jackson

macrumors newbie
Oct 28, 2022
2
0
Very helpful thread! I think it would make a lot more sense to display the "Start Conversation" button even if the user hasn't met the minimum number of posts, but have it show a message that explains what's going on.
 

Jowee

macrumors newbie
Feb 17, 2023
4
13
Very helpful! I have not been part of a forum in a while but glad I still know how to use the handy search function.
 
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