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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Tigercat212, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Tigercat212 macrumors regular

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    Why does it seem like I can't send someone a Private Message (PM) when they're offline. Is that on purpose?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You should be able to. What is making you think otherwise?
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Seeming is not believing...

    Most likely, the person you are trying to PM has PMs disabled, and being offline is just coincidental.
     
  4. Tigercat212 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    As CanadaRAM said, they have chosen not to receive PMs (it's an option in your User CP).

    The fact that they're offline is unrelated.
     
  6. Tigercat212 thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I believe the issue is the fact that PMs are disabled by default for all new members with less than 5 posts. I am not sure if this affects the ability for them to recieve messages.

    I'll try and find out.

    Edit: It is indeed the case that it is not possible to send PMs to members with less than 5 posts. This is a direct result of changes made recently to avoid the PM system being abused by spambots/spammers.
     
  8. Tigercat212 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you very much xUKHCx! That helped me a lot. I guess I'll just wait until he posts 4 more times. Wait, is it possible for moderators to PM users with less than 5 posts, or does it apply to everybody?
     
  9. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I have no idea of what MR looks like from a moderator's perspective, but I would assume that they do, figuring a PM is sent to the user when they receive an infraction. When I received an infraction, a PM was immediately sent to my inbox from the mod that gave me the infraction point with what appeared to be a generic post that is sent to all people that receive an infraction of that sort. So I am tempted to say that a mod can, but I am not entirely sure.
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Tigercat212, I'm getting your PMs just fine. Though I don't really recommend taking pictures of yourself like that, I mean you could break something!
     
  11. Tigercat212 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow! That's creepy and weird. Your location is even creepier.
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Better check an see if your iSight light is on... she is sneaky like that

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Hey, you're the one sending the pics not me!
    hahah now you're just ****ing with the kid!
     

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