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How Do I Send A Private Message?

RJM
RJM   |     |   477 posts since 2011

I am able to respond when someone messages me but I cant figure out how to message someone else.

Clicked on their username & nothing happens. And there does not seem to be a place without my mailbox to initiate a new one.

deplorable 1 is who I'm trying to message.



Answers
Sylvia
Sylvia   |     |   169 posts since 2012
Find a post by deplorable 1, click on the name and you'll find option to send PM.
RJM
RJM   |     |   477 posts since 2011
I can click on your name and send you a PM but deplorable does not seem to have that option.

Possibly because you are a registered user. He may just be typing his name in everytime?
Sylvia
Sylvia   |     |   169 posts since 2012
You're probably right; the system requires registration to maintain contact & compile history. I tested your theory with one recent thread. Could not click on more than half the names, some with multiple comments on that same thread. These folks must be entering their user name each time.
Bozo
Bozo   |     |   1,325 posts since 2011
Sylvia, as we have exchanged PMs, I suspect the feature is available only to registered posters.
Sylvia
Sylvia   |     |   169 posts since 2012
Bozo, it never occurred to me that some of the more regular posters would not want to be registered, choosing instead to enter their names manually with each post. Maybe they don't want to be locked into a single handle or identity ... Of course this leaves open the possibility that anyone can post as, say, deplorable 1.
Bozo
Bozo   |     |   1,325 posts since 2011
Sylvia: See my comment above re "Impersonators". I've been swamped with fake "Bozos" over the past few days. Based on grammar and syntax, I chalk it up to another attack by Russia on our social media. Why so?

Slavic languages which use brute force translators often ignore articles (such as "a", "and" and "the"). It's merely the construct of their languages. When Russian is "brute forced" into a Google translator (or even a more sophisticated translator), the articles are ignored and the syntax, well, sounds like the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons.
Sylvia
Sylvia   |     |   169 posts since 2012
Bozo: I just sent Ken an email suggesting a system change limiting use of registered names to their owners. I had assumed the system would preclude me from posting as you (or RJM), and vice versa. This conversation has taught me otherwise.
Bozo
Bozo   |     |   1,325 posts since 2011
Sylvia, with regard to this post and your reply to my PM to you, I suspect the fix to spoofing registered users would (or might) go something like this: (a) list the handles of all registered users; (b) block all such handles for use by unregistered posters. Alternatively, Ken could eliminate open posting entirely, and require all posters to register.
Ricochet
Ricochet   |     |   494 posts since 2010
First of all you have to be registered to post in the forum.
As you can see if you roll your cursor near a name it will change from black to blue.
In the Blogs registered names will do the same.
Names that are not registered and not changed for each post they make will repopulate automatically in their next posting submission.


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