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I can't send PMs

Postby littlebird » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:37 pm

Hi, Trilo

I can't seem to send PMs to anyone. Whenever I try and click "send," it tells me the user doesn't exist, yet I can clearly see their profile. Is it that people have blocked me? I hope not. That would bum me out.
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Re: I can't send PMs

Postby Eric » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:46 pm

Double check your "sent" folder on your PMs - it may be full, and that could block you from sending. They don't automatically clear out like email, you have to go in & delete them to make more space.
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Re: I can't send PMs

Postby gaminwench » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:00 am

Is there any way to increase folder storage capacity for PMs?
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Re: I can't send PMs

Postby littlebird » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:11 am

None of my folders are at capacity. Well, I'm going to go to bed now and will see if I can get things working tomorrow.

Also, I realized that I was being paranoid about being blocked, because it's impossible to block certain people from sending you PMs. I'm really skilled at that paranoia thing, let me tell you.
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Re: I can't send PMs

Postby Lonesomebri » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:11 am

I received a PM from littlebird, and like an elaborately wrapped gift, I am waiting to open it for when my spirit is at a lull.
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Re: I can't send PMs

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:13 am

It may be that you're misspelling the name. There are a couple ways to send a person a PM, I'll run through them for you.

Easiest method - if you're looking at one of their posts or their profile on the board, just click the PM/Send a private message button. The site will then present you with the message entry box with it set to go to that person.

Basic method - go to your inbox, click New PM (top left), and then type in the username of the person you're trying to reach and click the Add button. It's not case-sensitive, but it has to have the same characters and spaces or it will tell you the user does not exist.

Basic method with a little help - go to your inbox, click New PM (top left), then click on the Find A Member link. That will give you a popup that lets you search for the username. Type in the first few letters and add an asterisk * and it will give you a list of all the matches. Find the person you're looking for in the list and check the checkbox, then at the bottom click on Select Marked. It'll take you right back to your message with that person's name in the address field. Click add and you're good to go.

Once it's addressed, you should be able to type your message and then go. If you experience problems doing that, please send me a private message with the details of who you're trying to reach and I'll do some investigating.
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Re: I can't send PMs

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:57 am

Good to see you around, Littlebird.
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Re: I can't send PMs

Postby littlebird » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:17 pm

Thanks for the help, Trilo. :) I sent you a PM a bit ago.


Savannah wrote:Good to see you around, Littlebird.

It's good to see you too, lovely Savannah! :D I tried to send you a PM, but the PM system has decided to hate me.
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Re: I can't send PMs

Postby littlebird » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:28 pm

It's working now!!!
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Re: I can't send PMs

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:53 pm

Huzzah!
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Re: I can't send PMs

Postby Elliot » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:59 pm

Eric wrote:Double check your "sent" folder on your PMs - it may be full, and that could block you from sending. They don't automatically clear out like email, you have to go in & delete them to make more space.

I've never had to do that. The oldest drop off from the bottom.
Perhaps you were thinking of the Outbox? But who sends 100 PMs at once....
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