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No PM until 500?!

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    Exclamation No PM until 500?!

    No, I don't mean the age for becoming a Prime Minister is increased to 500 years, but that no personal messages are allowed on the fourm until 500 posts.

    This new rule appears a little out of place, IMHO. And my search didn't find a thread on the topic.

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    Even if you reach 500 Posts, some members will
    not allow PM's to them.
    Only from admin/mods /friends/contacts, or none.
    See Your USERCP options.

    When you send a PM to me , it does not count
    as a visit to this forum, and any reply given also
    does not count. Also many users double post in the forum and
    send PM to some members for quick response.

    PM should be restricted to Private Messages, the subject
    cannot be discussed in the forum openly.
    and not for Technical Problems.

    For instance, I received a PM asking "how to track the member's
    Girlfriend via her email/address etc ",and I replied, and
    posted the message/reply in the forum also, as it was
    of interest to all ( technically )
    Strong Objection was taken by the person concerned,
    and luckily I could apologise and delete the
    messages in the forum ( Not IBF).

    Also the limit is 50 only ( receive/send)and if user
    does not regularly delete the messages, your PM
    will not reach.

    I have not seen this restriction about 500 posts.
    Anyway thanks for the info.
    This limit can be reached easily in 2months, and
    encourages you to post comments/suggestions/ideas
    on diverse matters/ and learn more in the process.
    Even an one line post counts !

    Also helps the Forum's post counts/hits/threads opened etc.!
    Last edited by essbebe; 3rd November 2009 at 03:11 PM.

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    Problems arise when we receive a pm and not able to reply.
    as once I tried to reply Puchu and the message flashed, "you have only xx posts and you cant send PM except to ....."
    It became embarrassing.

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    this really needs to be resolved...i cant PM anyone which gives a feeling of isolation which i feel is pathetic....

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    May be limiting users to answer technical query only on forums rather than on PM may help, as most of the users answering the queries have been part of this community for long time & would certainly help out. Besides I have to login on gtalk to chat with friends at IndiaBroadband while browsing the website. :P

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    apart from PM , the number of replies seen on page is 5 , please make it 10


    sorry...got that option in User CP

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    this restriction is quite useful in case of spammers!

    but it should be limited to 200 posts......
    but anyways its the wish of admin!
    i am sure that he will solve this problem.
    "LIFE IS LIKE AN ICE-CREAM SO ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS U CAN"

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    This restriction has been taken off. The reason it was put in place was that there were frequent automated attacks on the forum which were sending PMs to the Admin id every 15 mins or so from ids created specifically to cause trouble. A workaround has been put in place to prevent this in future so there was no reason to still have the restriction in place.

    Please let me know if there is anything else bothering you guys that can be changed.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    This restriction has been taken off. The reason it was put in place was that there were frequent automated attacks on the forum which were sending PMs to the Admin id every 15 mins or so from ids created specifically to cause trouble. A workaround has been put in place to prevent this in future so there was no reason to still have the restriction in place.

    Please let me know if there is anything else bothering you guys that can be changed.

    Thanks
    thanks for the info. however , make j4kix and essbeee as mod here....both are good and helping to those who ask queries.

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    Thanks Admin .........................