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ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

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New members and Private Messages (PM)
on: October 31, 2014, 09:50:07 PM
To all the new members here, and to anyone who may be looking to make a deal with new members, please read the following.

We have had a problem with new members signing up on the forum and PMing spam to members, so we have attempted to combat this by removing the abilities of members with less than 5 posts to send Private Messages.  For legitimate signups, making five posts shouldn't be a problem, even if you are in a hurry to buy a hot commodity. 

We have set it up so that members with less than 5 posts can receive Private Messages, so a post in a sale or trade thread saying "I'm interested, please send me details" should get the ball rolling for you.

I'm sorry we have had to restrict people like that.  If there are any issues, please feel free to post them in the Q&A Forum and we will all do our best to help sort through it.

Of course, by the time you post "I'll take it" in a trade forum, post a hello here in the New Members Forum and ask about PM's in the Q&A forum you'll be almost there.....   :cheers:

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us Offline junglejay

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Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 02:09:02 PM
Understood. Thanks for the explanation!


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Re: New members and Private Messages (PM)
Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 12:48:02 PM
Can now stop punching the screen and swearing, cheers


nz Offline zoidberg

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Re: New members and Private Messages (PM)
Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 01:45:01 PM
Can now stop punching the screen and swearing, cheers

Did you miss this reply?

Hi Scott
Received your PM but for some strange reason I can't send a PM back.

Dave, two more posts here (5 posts minimum) and your PM's will work  :tu:


au Offline Scoon

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Reply #4 on: September 28, 2015, 09:03:37 AM
Received, will comply :)


pl Offline stork

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Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 12:10:28 PM
Thanks for this post - I was wondering why I can't PM the seller, now it's clear :)


us Offline jjj106

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Reply #6 on: June 16, 2016, 11:45:46 PM
Thank You for the explanation, which makes perfect sense.


gb Offline nj

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Reply #7 on: July 04, 2016, 02:19:54 PM
Hello Grant,

Thank you for your explanation - I too was wondering why I'm as yet unable to PM a member.

Regarding the explanation...I suppose, I'm compelled to agree with Grant  :D

Cheers, nj


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Reply #8 on: July 21, 2016, 03:39:00 AM
Excellent protocol  :tu:
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Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 08:16:42 PM
Good to know.


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Reply #10 on: November 02, 2016, 12:34:21 PM
Understood. Thanks for the explanation!
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Re: New members and Private Messages (PM)
Reply #11 on: November 02, 2016, 12:54:09 PM
Multitool.org is always an open book to members.  I am sorry that this inconvenience has to be in place for legitimate members, and I am open to other suggestions if anyone has any.  :D

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Reply #12 on: November 02, 2016, 07:32:06 PM
Multitool.org is always an open book to members.  I am sorry that this inconvenience has to be in place for legitimate members, and I am open to other suggestions if anyone has any.  :D

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Force new users to participate in a "Ninja Warrior" type obstacle course if they want to send PM's before they make 5 posts?
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ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

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Re: New members and Private Messages (PM)
Reply #13 on: November 04, 2016, 04:30:29 PM
That would be pretty cool indeed, but financially and logistically it could be a bit difficult.

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us Offline Poncho65

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Reply #14 on: November 04, 2016, 04:37:22 PM
If we could get it into syndication that might just make it worthwhile :think: :D


us Offline OldBoy2016

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Re: New members and Private Messages (PM)
Reply #15 on: November 09, 2016, 02:07:33 AM
Sounds good Sir. This is my first time as I've been more of a lurker so hopefully you'll remember my sign in name and be free in correcting any mistakes I make, no worries.


ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

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Re: New members and Private Messages (PM)
Reply #16 on: November 09, 2016, 02:30:19 AM
Sounds good Sir. This is my first time as I've been more of a lurker so hopefully you'll remember my sign in name and be free in correcting any mistakes I make, no worries.

We tend to be a pretty forgiving bunch here so I wouldn't worry too much if I were you.  Welcome to the forum- crank out four more posts ad this won't affect you at all!

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us Offline OldBoy2016

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Re: New members and Private Messages (PM)
Reply #17 on: November 09, 2016, 03:32:29 AM
Ok stupid question but is there like a PM button or something I'm supposed to click. I have my 5 posts. Thanks!!


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Reply #18 on: November 09, 2016, 03:39:03 AM
Click on the person's avatar and a few small icons should show up.  Click on the one that looks like a comic book style word balloon and that will allow you to PM that person.  Or, you can click on "My Messages" in the green bar at the top of your screen and that will take you to the Message Center where you can review your messages or send one.

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us Offline OldBoy2016

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Reply #19 on: November 09, 2016, 05:35:37 PM
Thanks!!


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Reply #20 on: January 22, 2017, 12:22:59 PM
Good to know! Thanks for the info.


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Reply #21 on: February 01, 2017, 07:32:09 AM
Thanks for clarifying this!


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Re: New members and Private Messages (PM)
Reply #22 on: March 03, 2017, 09:40:37 AM
Ok, now i can understand why i am not allowed to send or receive an message...  :oops:


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Reply #23 on: March 09, 2017, 11:56:08 AM
Hi, I've just joined MT as I regularly use Leathermans and have 2 for sale. If anyone is interested I will be posting full details in the For Sale section shortly! 😃


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Reply #24 on: March 24, 2017, 10:12:07 AM
Very useful thread wish I had realized that before trying to PM one of the mods about something.


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Reply #25 on: March 24, 2017, 10:13:05 AM
Ok, now i can understand why i am not allowed to send or receive an message...  :oops:

With you there buddy and a simple use the search button would have revealed all.


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Re: New members and Private Messages (PM)
Reply #26 on: March 24, 2017, 10:15:09 AM
Very useful thread wish I had realized that before trying to PM one of the mods about something.

If it's a post you want to discuss, hit the report to moderator link underneath.  Otherwise, have a look here to get in touch with Grant: http://www.multitool.org/grant-lamontagne


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Re: New members and Private Messages (PM)
Reply #27 on: March 24, 2017, 04:59:37 PM
I apologise for the inconvenience it causes new members.  If you have any serious complaints, feel free to forward them to the customer service department at SPAMCORP.   :facepalm:

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Reply #28 on: April 13, 2017, 06:52:22 PM
I don't consider it to be an inconvenience at all, merely good management.
No problem with complying with such a reasonable request.


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Reply #29 on: April 15, 2017, 06:58:06 PM
Understood


 

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