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Old 11-01-2013, 03:30 AM   #1
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How does one contact the moderators or root for that matter.

I cannot find a PM system, am I missing something?
 
Old 11-01-2013, 03:57 AM   #2
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Have you tried clicking the curser over a poster's name?
I checked your status and there is no option to send you a PM, so have you disabled PMs in your profile (My LQ)?
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:17 AM   #3
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Have you tried clicking the curser over a poster's name?
I checked your status and there is no option to send you a PM, so have you disabled PMs in your profile (My LQ)?
I can find nothing in the profile setting regarding Private Messages.

I did, however, find someting on visitor messaging so I turned that on.
To me, visitor messaging is where a visiting, non-member can send a message, something that is turned off on other Fora I am a member of.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:18 AM   #4
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I can find nothing in the profile setting regarding Private Messages.

I did, however, find someting on visitor messaging so I turned that on.
To me, visitor messaging is where a visiting, non-member can send a message, something that is turned off on other Fora I am a member of.
I have just noticed Vivitor messages seem to be public.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:50 AM   #5
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This board's format is a little different than most. Most open source software fora use phpBB. Navigating this board can take a little getting used to.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 05:01 AM   #6
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This board's format is a little different than most. Most open source software fora use phpBB. Navigating this board can take a little getting used to.
I had noticed that, is there a PM system or are we limited to the public visitor system?
 
Old 11-01-2013, 05:13 AM   #7
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I just remembered. PMs do not become available, until one has made a certain number of posts. I believe it is a hundred.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 05:20 AM   #8
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I just remembered. PMs do not become available, until one has made a certain number of posts. I believe it is a hundred.
In that case I shall have to make a bunch of trivial posts to get my score up.

100 seems a lot. many Fora have a limit of say 10 or so and I have seen one as high as 25 but 100 is unprecedented.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 06:01 AM   #9
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You need 150 posts. Have a look at this previous thread about this subject: Private Messages

Is there a specific reason you want to PM a mod (or Jeremy)? If you have problems with something/someone in a specific thread you can always use the report button. But: This button is not meant to be used for one-on-one sessions concerning the topic of the thread, its used for bad behaviour/breaking LQ rules/etc.

BTW: Making a bunch of trivial posts just to be able to PM isn't in the spirit of posting here at LQ and will probably be frowned upon.
 
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:26 AM   #10
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You need 150 posts. Have a look at this previous thread about this subject: Private Messages
150 posts before PM authority is granted is draconian.

The more I use this Forum the more I dislike it.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 06:49 AM   #11
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150 posts before PM authority is granted is draconian.

The more I use this Forum the more I dislike it.
The main purpose of LQ is to share information, which can be searched by others that have problems. The PM functionality is a one-on-one mechanism that would make sharing a lot harder (if not impossible).

The PM system at LQ is also not obligatory. Users can decide for themselves if they want to activate or de-activate the PM functionality, so even if you have 150+ posts you might not be able to PM someone.

You have avoided my question about why you want/need the PM functionality so badly, but if you want one-on-one help then LQ might not be the place for you.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 07:03 AM   #12
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You have avoided my question about why you want/need the PM functionality so badly, but if you want one-on-one help then LQ might not be the place for you.
I avoided your question because it is none of your business why I want to use it.

I will happily explain to a moderator or root should they ask in anon-public way.

It appears that the threshold may be 1000+
 
Old 11-01-2013, 07:21 AM   #13
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If you want to contact a moderator you can send an email, all moderators have the option to contact them per email enabled. Just click on the moderator's name on one of his/her posts and select the "Send email to name" option. Alternatively, visit the moderators profile page, switch to the "Contact Info" tab and use the "Send a message via email to name" link.
 
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #14
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If you want to contact a moderator you can send an email, all moderators have the option to contact them per email enabled. Just click on the moderator's name on one of his/her posts and select the "Send email to name" option. Alternatively, visit the moderators profile page, switch to the "Contact Info" tab and use the "Send a message via email to name" link.
Thank you
 
Old 11-01-2013, 09:12 AM   #15
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I avoided your question because it is none of your business why I want to use it.
Always nice to see someone appreciate the help they get.

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It appears that the threshold may be 1000+
You might want to actually read the links I provided. If you did you would know that the amount of posts needed is 150 and not 1000.
 
  


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