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L4V

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"You are not allowed to send personal messages"
« on: June 15, 2012, 10:05:58 AM »
Hello again.
Yesterday I sent a Thank You message to Tom.  I got a note of "Successfully Sent".
This morning I clicked on "Messages" then "Sent Items".
This popped up:
"An Error Has Occurred!"
"You are not allowed to send personal messages"
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Huh?  Why am I not allowed?
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Thanks again.
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Don 
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Re: "You are not allowed to send personal messages"
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 10:18:43 AM »
Don, it's just a security measure that requires you to post some public messages before PMs are (automatically) enabled. You're getting close to being enabled  ;)

I'm not sure why you received the "Successfully Sent" message. I'll need to log in as a newcomer to figure it out.
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Re: "You are not allowed to send personal messages"
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 11:31:02 AM »

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Re: "You are not allowed to send personal messages"
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 11:55:22 AM »
This question comes up frequently on this forum. Why does the message say "You are not allowed to send personal messages"? Why doesn't it say "You are not allowed to send personal messages until you have the minimum number of posts"?
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Re: "You are not allowed to send personal messages"
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 12:36:54 PM »
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This question comes up frequently on this forum.

I wouldn't call 20 or so times (my best guess/recollection) in the last seven years 'frequent'.

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Why doesn't it say "You are not allowed to send personal messages until you have the minimum number of posts"?

Because the criteria may not be limited to just the number of posts, and the software developers couldn't be expected to anticipate which criteria a forum owner might include when configuring their forum.

Meanwhile, an explanation of the fact that ability to send PMs may not be enabled has been stated in a number of messages/locations within the forum. I'll look at including it somewhere more obvious.
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