How can you send a private message?

  1. Can someone please help me out and tell me how to send someone a private message? Thanks
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   JustBeachyNurse
    You need to either pay for a premium membership or post another 13 quality posts (as in not "me too" or " I'm posting to get my count up") You haven't posted enough to access the private messaging system.
  4. by   Juninho22
    Oh ok I see, thank you for the help.
  5. by   blahaie2013
    I was wondering the same thing. Once you have made that many replies, will there be a button to click when we want to send a PM?
  6. by   klone
    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    You need to either pay for a premium membership or post another 13 quality posts (as in not "me too" or " I'm posting to get my count up") You haven't posted enough to access the private messaging system.
    Really? I thought it was solely number of posts, not "quality" posts. Who decides whether it's "quality"?
  7. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from klone
    Really? I thought it was solely number of posts, not "quality" posts. Who decides whether it's "quality"?
    Basically, more than nonsense. I remember one time a poster wanted to get access to PMs so they went and posted 1 word replies on 15 threads.
  8. by   klone
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Basically, more than nonsense. I remember one time a poster wanted to get access to PMs so they went and posted 1 word replies on 15 threads.
    And did they get access? That was my point - I thought it was a bot that gave access after a member hit a minimum number of posts, period, and that they didn't require "quality"

    Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with doing that. The point is to prevent bots and spammers from getting access.
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    If members or staff report a member who is spamming forum/s just purely because they want access to pm capability then staff will delete posts and inform member what has been done and why
  10. by   moonlightbae
    Thank u
  11. by   asjami02
    Thanks for letting us know justbeachynurse! I was trying to PM someone about the pre nursing exam and couldn't figure it out for the life of me!
  12. by   zeenurse100
    Honestly, I feel like 15 posts is too much. It should be 5 or 10 posts or else people will write nonsense on posts to increase their number.
  13. by   Yuweezy
    So does the PM button pop up somewhere after you completed 15 posts?
  14. by   sirI
    Quote from Yuweezy
    So does the PM button pop up somewhere after you completed 15 posts?
    Hello Yuweezy,

    When clicking on user ID name in upper right of any page, the following example of the opt-in features will display including PRIVATE MESSAGES:

    private-message-gif


    If members do not have the required 15 posts, they will see the following when clicking on PRIVATE MESSAGES:

    We apologize for the inconvenience but sending a Private Message is disabled for all members who have not actively participated on the site. Members are required to have a minimum of 15 quality topics in order to use our Private Messaging (PM) System.

    This change is required to decrease the likelihood of someone abusing our policy and soliciting members. If you get any private messages that are soliciting in nature, please report them using the Report button found in the message. Thank you for understanding.

    Once members have 15 posts, they will see the following screen when clicking PRIVATE MESSAGES under their user ID name and they will then be able to SEND a private message:


    private-message-send-

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