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fatehasfans
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PM option unavailable

Postby fatehasfans » Fri Aug 17, 2012 13:05 pm

Hi there,
Could I ask why my PM option is no longer available?

Regards,
S

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nicklouse
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby nicklouse » Fri Aug 17, 2012 13:11 pm

we are just doing some tweeks to the newly registered members as we are trying to reduce the spam that appears.
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Sentral
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby Sentral » Fri Aug 17, 2012 14:25 pm

Pretty annoying, as I was in the middle of a transaction with another member! I can understand the reasons though. What's the post count threshold?

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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby nicklouse » Fri Aug 17, 2012 14:26 pm

currently it has been set at 20.
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Fri Aug 17, 2012 14:36 pm

20 posts before ability to pm isn't going to fix spammers unless they are directly abusing the pm system.

The best way to contain newly registered accounts is to make use of usergroups and permissions.

hiho9
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby hiho9 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 09:10 am

I don't post very often but it will stop me buying stuff if i can't pm any body :(

Duncan Disorderly
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby Duncan Disorderly » Sat Aug 18, 2012 13:02 pm

Yes, I've just joined and have the same issue but no response from any mods yet

Having to post 20 times seems a bit stiff, particularly as I don't see how it stops the spam :roll:

i'd just received a PM and it makes me look like a p***k if I don't (Can't) reply!!!, especially as I've asked for something

Any chance of this limit being overturned?

Any mods modding????? :D

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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby nicklouse » Sat Aug 18, 2012 17:34 pm

nothing can be done until the staff return. so may be monday.
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby Duncan Disorderly » Sun Aug 19, 2012 14:19 pm

nicklouse wrote:nothing can be done until the staff return. so may be monday.


Thanks for the response Nicklouse, nice to know the mods are watching and listening - thank you in advance too :D

lydiag1984
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby lydiag1984 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 14:54 pm

Hi,

my PM service is not working and I am trying to contact people concerning classified ads. If the mod can sort this soon that would be great. Thanks

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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby nicklouse » Sun Aug 19, 2012 15:24 pm

see above.
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby Dave_Lee » Sun Aug 19, 2012 19:55 pm

This will create more spam as people try to get above the 20 posts and is very annoying!

haf1zur
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby haf1zur » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:27 pm

can't pm either, need to contact a member on here

njd37
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby njd37 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 19:12 pm

Im in the middle of selling something and now cant reply to the person that wanted to buy it. I also cant pm someone else that I've recently sold to and can't now pm them to tell them I've posted the item.

Its rather annoying.

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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby nicklouse » Mon Aug 20, 2012 19:22 pm

you can now.
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby Duncan Disorderly » Tue Aug 21, 2012 00:20 am

nicklouse wrote:you can now.


I cant! :(

I'm getting this message:

"We are sorry, but you are not authorised to use this feature. You may have just registered here and may need to participate more to be able to use this feature."

Has the threshold been lowered from 20 posts?

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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby nicklouse » Tue Aug 21, 2012 07:32 am

and you can not yet.

and no as no admin has logged on yet.
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T.M.H.N.E.T
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Tue Aug 21, 2012 08:20 am

nicklouse wrote:and you can not yet.

and no as no admin has logged on yet.

Which one is it Mr Louse?

BikeCrazyFruit
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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby BikeCrazyFruit » Tue Aug 21, 2012 09:05 am

Just wondering if you have changed the amount you have to post before you can use the pm?

Obviously me being new to the forum doesn't help lol,
Also I was wondering as I have someone pm me and I cannot reply :/

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Re: PM option unavailable

Postby Duncan Disorderly » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:14 pm

nicklouse wrote:and no as no admin has logged on yet.



Wot! No Admin from Sat to Tues?

I understood you were addressing the issue and lowering the threshold?

did I misunderstand?


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