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Old 08-04-2017, 07:38 AM   #1
Mike_Walsh
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Does LinuxQuestions.org have PM's as such? And how do I send 'em?


Afternoon, all.

Now, then; how d'you send PM's on this forum?

Very far from being a 'noob', but new to this particular forum. Probably a daft question, and I apologise if it's already been answered before, but I can't suss this one out at all. I also apologise if this is in the wrong place.

I've belonged to an awful lot of forums over the years (including several I can no longer remember!) I date back to the days of the old 'bulletin boards', and, invariably, every single one of those sites has had a different way of doing things.

I wouldn't have believed there were that many variations of forum software out there..!


Mike.

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Old 08-04-2017, 08:10 AM   #2
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if I've clicked on your Member Name, it then gives the option to add you to my contacts.
& then, if I've clicked on 'Private Messages' which up the Top, near the Log Out - link,
I'd then be able to send you a PM & read your reply, when you sent one.

but, unlike some forums, you can't send any PM direct from clicking on any Members Name.
this is most probably, because this forum, like a few other forums,
does not use the usual phpBB that is an open source forum software.
 
Old 08-04-2017, 08:16 AM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in LQ Suggestions and Feedback and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 08-04-2017, 08:19 AM   #4
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Overview of LQ Private Messages
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NOTE: Private messages are only enabled for members in the Senior Member and Contributing Member usergroups.
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:27 AM   #5
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NOTE: Private messages are only enabled for members in the Senior Member and Contributing Member usergroups.
It should also be noted that "Senior Member" in this context means 150 posts, not 1000.
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:28 AM   #6
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Personally I disable direct communications from other users for a couple of reasons:

1) Most of the time I'm responding from where I work so can only take time here and there to respond. Getting PMs would distract me. Emails I might or might not see in a timely fashion..

2) LQ is designed to help people. If questions and answers are done via email or PM then other users in future don't see the detail that (hopefully) led to a solution. I much prefer responding in threads. Also given that I'm not looking at it all day it is probable that another user will be able to respond to follow ups and help drive the issue to a resolution.
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:20 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies, guys.

I've no intentions of fixing things via PM, that's not how I work. Being new here, I'm still feeling my way around.....and merely wished to ascertain how things are done.

Like I said, every forum, without fail, does things differently. At some point n the future, I may need it; I prefer to 'feel' my way around in the early days. And if I can't do that.....then I ask. Nicely..!


Mike.
 
Old 08-04-2017, 09:49 AM   #8
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Get Some!
 
Old 08-04-2017, 10:35 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by pierre2 View Post
if I've clicked on your Member Name, it then gives the option to add you to my contacts.
& then, if I've clicked on 'Private Messages' which up the Top, near the Log Out - link,
I'd then be able to send you a PM & read your reply, when you sent one.

but, unlike some forums, you can't send any PM direct from clicking on any Members Name.
this is most probably, because this forum, like a few other forums,
does not use the usual phpBB that is an open source forum software.
In my experience, as long as private messages are enabled for a specific recipient (and the sender too of course), you can click on the user's name and then select "Send a private message to username" to directly send a private message to that user. The recipient doesn't need to be in your contact list.

You can send me one to try it out if you want.
 
Old 08-04-2017, 08:03 PM   #10
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Habitual; I give up, mate.

I couldn't work you out over at Murga, over 3 1/2 years ago. I can't figure you out now.

Guess I never will!

BTW; sorry to hear about 'Sweetie'. She was a real little cutie. I guess you'll miss her. I know I would.....


Mike.
 
Old 08-05-2017, 08:03 AM   #11
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Post more is what that means.
I thought one only needed > 50 posts...

3 1\2 years ago? WTH is Murga?
Need Coffee!

I still don't know if it was Sweetie or Peanut
Thanks for the sentiment.
 
Old 08-05-2017, 09:33 AM   #12
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Lightbulb Welcome to LQ! Sorry your first post never received any replys :cry:

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BEST advice, ever! But tail(1) is WAY better than head(1) (both there &for dmesg|)

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Old 08-11-2017, 05:28 PM   #13
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Post more is what that means.
I thought one only needed > 50 posts...

3 1\2 years ago? WTH is Murga?
Need Coffee!

I still don't know if it was Sweetie or Peanut
Thanks for the sentiment.
My apologies, Habitual. It couldn't have been Murga (www.murga-linux.com; the Puppy Linux Forum); I rather think Puppy's too 'down-market' for you, mate..!

I meant, of course, the Ubuntu Forums.

Anyway, I'm marking this as 'Solved'. Cheers for the enlightenment, all!


Mike.

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Old 08-11-2017, 07:46 PM   #14
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