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  1. Mar 28, 2016 #1
    Is there a way to private message other members or moderators without clogging up the forum discussions?
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2016 #2

    davenn

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    yes, click on their user name and select " start a conversation "



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  4. Mar 29, 2016 #3

    Borg

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    Unless you click on davenn's name of course. It appears that users can block conversations but I'm not sure how you do that.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2016 #4

    davenn

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    seriously ?, you cant msg me ?

    people can be put on ignore, but I currently have no one in that status
     
  6. Mar 29, 2016 #5

    Borg

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    When I click on your name, the "Start a Conversation" link isn't there - even when I go to your profile page. I think that I've seen some Science Advisors and Mentors do it in the past so that people wouldn't PM them with questions that belonged on the forum.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2016 #6

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    Under My PF --> Privacy --> People Who May... --> Start conversations with you

    you can choose "Members Only" or "People You Follow Only", or un-tick the checkbox to disallow conversations from anyone.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2016 #7

    davenn

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    ohhh

    ah hah didn't have the box checked for either choice .... it's now members only .... maybe I was getting hit with crap too often and turned it off ?


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  9. Mar 29, 2016 #8

    Borg

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    I see it now Dave.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2016 #9

    jtbell

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    I don't remember whether the old forum software also had an option to receive messages from non-members. It looks like now, this is not possible at all, which makes sense. It makes it easier to deal with persistent problematical private messages by banning the perp.
     
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