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Old 08-07-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hi There,

I was greeted with a PM and, in it, it mentioned that new members weren't allowed to PM because of spammers. A reasonable precaution, but I was wondering when it finally gets lifted? There was a user posted something, and I wanted to ask him (assumed) a question, but I didn't want to continue a thread that is clearly annoying some long-time members.

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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just ask your question. if the "annoying thread" was that bad, it would probably be removed.

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:59 AM   #3
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just ask your question. if the "annoying thread" was that bad, it would probably be removed.
It's not that bad . But my insistence on the quest for knowledge (and, admittedly, somewhat for the justification for a new power tool toy ), is pretty clearly annoying some members. And I can empathize with that. So, since my question really only applies to one thread contributor, anyway, at this point I'd normally take things to PM or email. But I cannot. So I was wondering when, if ever, I could.
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Don't know what the number is, but you should be close. On my forum, we didn't have the rule and a new member spammed everyone via PMs. So the rule is a good idea.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:27 AM   #5
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i think after 20 post
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:35 AM   #6
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Don't know what the number is, but you should be close.
On one of the other forums (non-DIY) of which I'm a member, it's 10 posts.

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On my forum, we didn't have the rule and a new member spammed everyone via PMs. So the rule is a good idea.
Yup, that'll happen. Can't argue with that.
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i think after 20 post
It's gonna be a while, then. This is about the only DIY project I've got going, right now, for which I have any questions.

Maybe I could find some electrical or electronic questions to answer, somewhere? Or didn't I see a Home Theater section...? Yeah.

Guess I best get busy

[edit] Yup, 20 posts it is. PM'ing just showed up for me in the menu you get when you click on a member, but when I take that option, a dialog comes up telling me I have to have 20 posts.

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:24 PM   #8
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Well, you now have 22, so you should be happily PMing already.
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Well, you now have 22, so you should be happily PMing already.
Indeed I do (23, now) and indeed I am
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How come there’s no "manage attachments" in PM???
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How come there’s no "manage attachments" in PM???
That would be a good addition!

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