Change to PM Ability - If you can't PM LOOK HERE

Discussion in 'Announcements & Comments' started by Texas1911, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    In an effort to combat spammers I have adjusted the usergroup files to deny Private Messaging ability to users with fewer than 5 posts. This means for new members, or lurkers you will need to make 5 posts in order to use the PM function.

    As a side bonus I have increased the limits on the signature size for those whom have more than 5 posts.

    If you make your 5th post and cannot PM people, be aware that the system auto-promotes every hour. I apologize for the wait.

    I will monitor it for a while to make sure it is working properly.

    Thanks
     


  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    As soon as the first switchover takes place, in about an hour, I will remove the ability.
     
  3. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

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    Sounds good...I gotta say you're putting a lot of work into this forum and it shows. Thanks for taking the time to get this started right. ;)
     
  4. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    I just made the switch, if anyone has any problems let me know.
     
  5. lonewolf23c

    lonewolf23c Active Member

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    Thanks for the info, haven't had any problems with any aspect of the forum so far.
     
  6. n3awalk3r

    n3awalk3r New Member

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    As a new member I have been wondering why I wasn't able to use the pm feature even though it looked like it should be working due to the user options features. I think this should be noted in there that it takes 5 posts to work. Just something I thought of.

    Have never noticed requirements like this on other forums I frequent.

    Neal
     
  7. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    It came about because spambots would register and send PMs to people.
     
  8. TXPaul

    TXPaul New Member

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    Will I have the ability to receive PMs without the minimum amount of posts?
     
  9. SPQR71

    SPQR71 New Member

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    Good to know! I was trying to figure out why I couldnt PM.
    :headscratch:
     
  10. Fortworthian

    Fortworthian New Member

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    Well,
    Now you tell me
     

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