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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:07 pm 
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Hi!
i've been messing around whith my profile settings, changing my email adress and pasword, and after re-loging again and posting a topic, i've get an email notifiying me i had a PM... followed the link... just to discover a disclaimer telling me i'm not authorised to send (nor read received ones, i supose) PMs.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:56 pm 
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Sorted (I think). PM sent.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:04 am 
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Sorted (I think). PM sent.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:57 am 
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I have the same problem. Might someone sort it, please.

Also, I can't get through to members when clicking on their names above their avatars in a post. The type remains black and unclickable.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:59 am 
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fied wrote:
I have the same problem. Might someone sort it, please.

Also, I can't get through to members when clicking on their names above their avatars in a post. The type remains black and unclickable.

You have to complete the approval process first to get full user permissions. Please check out CCCP #2 for more detail. For that matter, do check out the entire CCCP; it'll familiarise you with how we roll, here.

The names above the avatars are unclickable. Use the Profile clicky at bottom left of the post field if you want user profile info. You won't be able to send or receive PMs until you're fully approved. You should be able to do emails just fine, though.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:28 am 
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I think I can understand a policy of not immediately allowing a new user to send a private message, but I don't understand why a new user is not allowed to read a private message sent to him/her by someone else. I now have a private message that I cannot read! Does the sender know that?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:35 am 
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cbs wrote:
I think I can understand a policy of not immediately allowing a new user to send a private message, but I don't understand why a new user is not allowed to read a private message sent to him/her by someone else. I now have a private message that I cannot read! Does the sender know that?

If the sender doesn't know, he or she hasn't read Policy. That's beyond our control. You'd be surprised how many older members here are still blithely unknowing of the rules that are right in front of their faces, particularly as regards the UIE (Used Instruments Exchange).

Your being unable to access your PMs is part and parcel with being unable to send them. Short of eliminating that preliminary cautionary measure altogether (which we don't see happening, as it's proved its administrative usefulness often enough for Admin to keep it), that is also beyond our control. Your best solution is obvious: Post your way to approved full status, and in the meantime send an email.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:49 am 
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What I was asking is whether the sender is informed that he/she has sent a private message to someone who is not permitted to read it. Even if someone is aware of the policy, do they necessarily know the status of the recipient?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:00 pm 
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What I was asking is whether the sender is informed that he/she has sent a private message to someone who is not permitted to read it. Even if someone is aware of the policy, do they necessarily know the status of the recipient?

If they're aware of policy, it follows that they should know your status from your post count (but whether they note that or not is still yet another thing beyond our control). No, they're not sent a notice to that effect; this website isn't endowed with such higher-end automatic capabilities, so a small bit of initiative - like the old-school practice of paying attention, for example - is called for. As to new member status, it's all in the CCCP, entry #2, as already stated above in this thread. Also to repeat: While you're at it, we encourage you to read the CCCP and familiarize yourself with the general thing. It's a helpful - and periodically updated - resource that will keep you on top of all things Chiffy.

Anyway, cbs, with 3 approved posts you are now at full status, so for you the issue has already been rendered moot.

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