Private Message/DM Option?

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  1. Acamp

    Acamp Rookie

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    Good morning all,
    Can someone explain how to send a user a DM/private message on the website? I am trying to figure it out but can't seem to find the option. I have my settings turned on but all I can find is the private message drop-down but no option to start one.

    Thanks in advance all!
     
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  3. TrademarkTer

    TrademarkTer Groupie

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    That's not a thing.

    Not for a Groupie like me, and CERTAINLY not for a Rookie like you.
     
  4. miss-m

    miss-m Habitué

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    There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer on when users can send PMs. I have the option available, but other users with more posts than me do not. If you'd like, I can try sending you one to see if that gives you the option to start your own message?
     
  5. Acamp

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    Okay if it’s not a thing then why is there a drop down option for “private messages” for a “rookie” like me?
     
  6. Acamp

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    Sure could you try to? I would appreciate that. Thank you!
     
  7. miss-m

    miss-m Habitué

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    No dice, sorry! It wouldn't let me start a conversation with you. My thought is that maybe it's related to amount of time spent on the forum rather than number of posts? (Just a guess though -- if I can send messages but @TrademarkTer cannot, for instance, it could be because I've been here since 2014, even though TrademarkTer has more posts than me).
     
  8. Acamp

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    Miss-M,
    Thank you so much for clarifying that and trying to help. I appreciate it. Maybe after a hundred more posts I can send a private message

    thanks again!



     
  9. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    There’s a little envelope icon above which one, who has enogh posts, can ‘start a conversation’ and list to whom that conversation is sent /viewed.
     
  10. Acamp

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    Thanks for clarifying that!
     
  11. Upsadaisy

    Upsadaisy Moderator

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    You will need at least 50 posts in education forums before you will be able to PM.
     
  12. Aces

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    Do you know if I have that or not? Just out of curiosity
     

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