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How to PM someone


Replies to: How to PM someone

  • SOoverthisSOoverthis Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    Thank you, this is very helpful
  • CalmCanariesCalmCanaries Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    @Asiankid10 Did logging in and out again help you?
  • OccupyMarsXOccupyMarsX Registered User Posts: 18 Junior Member
    This is so cumbersome, but I get it. Post #7
  • bobmorbobmor Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    Been on for a year... But unlike most, I research an answer rather than asking a question that has been asked and answered many times, so I don't post much... No I guess I have to post the type of redundant posts I hate so I can PM someone... (This is number 7)

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  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 38,659 Super Moderator
    edited March 27
    @bobmor, perhaps you could share some of the knowledge that you've researched, then? Those would be substantive posts. Why do you need to PM if you don't need answers on CC?
  • bobmorbobmor Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    edited March 27
    When I am a parent of a High School senior, I honestly am a bigger of consumer of information than contributor.... Next year, hopefully I can contribute much more. In the mean time, I guess I'll just have to "re-ask" the same question many others do over and over to get a valid number of meaningful posts. So, is there anyway you can fix the system to allow users like me that have been on many times over a period of a year to have the privilege of asking a question or PM to someone, something that probably doesn't add value to the masses, or do I just have to make sure I meet your 15 posts... (Number 8, hopefully "substantive" enough.

    Also, like one other person said. You might want to make this issue much more public. I have "PM"ed over this year. So when it wasn't working I assumed there was some block and spent lots of time trying to figure it out, only to find I need to join the club of asking redundant questions or elaborating on the obvious to make actual results more difficult to find. Maybe you want to think of a better algorithm rather than encouraging noise
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 75,119 Senior Member
    edited March 27

    I’m going to give you my opinion. There is no need to PM....and in fact, unsolicited PMs are a violation of the TOS here.

    Post your questions on the forum. That way you will get responses from a variety of folks. And your question might be one that will actually help another person who is reading.
    Post edited by MaineLonghorn on
  • bobmorbobmor Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    I just looked...I even have 2 "badges", maybe your algorithm could take into account "badges" rather than just number of quotes. And I can't tell, but maybe it takes into account "length" to make it substantial. Reading between the lines here but there are suggesting that this is the case.
  • bobmorbobmor Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    edited March 27
    @MaineLonghorn Thanks... What I meant was I "look for an answer on CC" rather than just a "Lazy" question at the end about things that have already been covered (In may fourms, this is considered "bad form". I don't see the point of simply regurgitating what is earlier in a forum, but I guess that is encouraged...I guess I'm used to other fourms where people are considered lazy for not looking at what's already been written.. But your point is valid and I hope as my twins get into schools, I have information that I can share.

    @thumper1 Since people are critical, I'll explain. I was discussing a specific question with a College counselor here that I had a dialogue with Months ago (back when I had PM privileges). I had a follow up question and when I went to her account to PM her, there was no longer a button. So while I appreciate your "opinion" or I would suggest it's more of an uninformed critique, I'll do my own thing (and follow the rules) if that's ok with you. And I would rather have PM'd this because I don't think it's anyone's business why I'm PMing a college counselor about my son on here.

    Also, just one other point...hopefully to help the moderators etc. As I said, we have twins that have applied to over 25 schools combined. My wife's account is the "social one"...She refers to her CC friends. I try to "answer questions" for her by researching what is here. However, today I had a follow up question, as I said from months ago a to a person that was a counselor at one of the schools my son (about my son's application). I ended up sending an email, but it would have been easier here. Not sure what PM is for, if not that. I also understand that need to try to squelch spam etc and no solution is perfect. My suggestion is that there is another parameter to determine a credible user, such as length of account being open etc. Just a thought... Thanks for listening...I'll go find some places to contribute so I can earn the privilege of PM my wife....lol (tongue and cheek - Humor...etc.)
    Post edited by skieurope on
  • 65656566565656 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    how many posts must you have before getting access to the PM feature
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 38,659 Super Moderator
    15 substantive posts. A series of posts such as, "Great!" "You have a good chance!" etc. are considered spam and will be deleted.
  • shfloridashflorida Registered User Posts: 18 Junior Member
    This is a useful thread and should be highlighted somewhere noticeable on home page.
  • FloDadFloDad Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Looks like the 15 post req. is there
  • AUP?5736AUP?5736 Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    It’s a little annoying that you have to post 15 times especially when trying to get into contact with someone in a good way via PM but I understand considering the negative things that can happen in giving people the ability right away
  • astronomy21astronomy21 Registered User Posts: 18 Junior Member
    edited April 1
    @AUP?5736 Agreed! I think it should be lowered to 10 or something. I'd like to PM someone who got into the same summer camp as me, but I am unable to for a long time because of the limit.
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