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How do we private message?

by grandpaw7 / October 31, 2004 1:42 AM PDT

I want to reply to a private message I received but I don't know how to do that. The private message said for me to go to the sender's profile, presumably meaning the page I get when I click on a member's name which provides information about the member composed by him. But I don't see anywhere there giving me access to private messaging. Thanks, grandpaw

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Re: How do we private message?
by MarciaB / October 31, 2004 1:46 AM PDT

Hi, Grandpaw,

My understanding of this system: Each of us can choose to turn on this feature in our profile. If someone sends you a private message, you can respond to them in kind only if they also have this feature turned on, or you happen to have their e-mail address. Otherwise, you have no way of privately corresponding with that person as they did with you.

--Marcia/Oregon


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Well, Marcia, I've done it again!
by grandpaw7 / October 31, 2004 1:35 AM PDT

I first went to the profile of the sender of the private message to me. I didn't see a way to send him one, so I went to my own profile because I opted to receive them (but only up to 100 per month; don't people realize I have other things to do?) Well, I didn't see a way there, either.

So why didn't I see the Email Me button which is in plain sight? If I knew the answer to that, I'd save myself tons of time, because this kind of thing invades my serenity quite regularly.

Thanks for the reply. grandpaw

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Re: i think you have 2 choices
by jonah jones / October 31, 2004 1:58 AM PDT

(assuming that the member you want to talk to has his "email this member" button turned off) is to either post a request that "Mr *****" email you at grandpaw@notyourprivateemail.com OR post a request that he turn his "email this member" on....

hope this helps


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