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Is there a way to private message other members or moderators without clogging up the forum discussions?
 

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davenn
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Is there a way to private message other members or moderators without clogging up the forum discussions?
yes, click on their user name and select " start a conversation "



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Borg
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yes, click on their user name and select " start a conversation "
Dave
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.
 
davenn
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Unless you click on davenn's name of course. It appears that users can block conversations
seriously ?, you cant msg me ?

people can be put on ignore, but I currently have no one in that status
 
Borg
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seriously ?, you cant msg me ?

people can be put on ignore, but I currently have no one in that status
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.
 
jtbell
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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.
 
davenn
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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.
ohhh

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.
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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I see it now Dave.
 
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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