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BOARD RULES => How to use this bulletin board => Topic started by: The KNEEguru on August 03, 2002, 12:04:15 PM

Title: How to send private messages
Post by: The KNEEguru on August 03, 2002, 12:04:15 PM
If you click on anyone's 'profile' you can send them a private message via the board. The profile is found in the little icon under their name - the icon looks like a small picture frame with a picture in it.
Once you have sent a message this way, the person is alerted to the private message every time he/she logs in. This leaves a message at the top of the page.  You can manage this mailbox yourself, and carry on private conversations via the mailbox if you like.
The 'preferences' in this mailbox allows you to block any unwanted private mail from a user.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Garnet on September 25, 2006, 03:36:06 AM
Dear KneeGuru,

I cannot seem to send personal messages anymore I have done it once but now cannot seem to find where togo to send a personal message.  Have turned something off in my account section?  ??? :-[ New here as you can tell. Missy gave me advice but it is not there????????

Appreciate the help,
Thanks Garnet
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Ronxski on September 25, 2006, 04:47:56 AM
Garnet, you have to make 21 posts now for the PM to work. The Knee Guru  set that number to discourage bad behavior by some spammers.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Garnet on September 25, 2006, 09:57:33 PM
Thankyou for the advice.

Best Wishes Garnet
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: dillon24 on September 27, 2006, 11:03:44 PM
Is there a way to respond to a personal message received from someone?  I received a msg from a member, and when I went to respond, the system wouldn't let me.  Is there a way to get a message to the member that initially e-mailed me?
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: larabelle on November 17, 2006, 05:56:28 AM
Hi, I also received a message from a Knee Guru member who I've been corresponding with for some months.  She's just had an MUA and wanted to hear how I was progressing after mine -- but the system doesn't seem to provide a way for me to reply.  Do I need to post more to be able to do this?  I would really like to get back to her soon, as I have no way of contacting her by any other means.  Help, please!
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Hop skip n jump on November 17, 2006, 12:46:30 PM
Hi Larabelle

I have just sent you a PM, see if you can reply to it.

Have fun
Hop ;D
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: larabelle on November 19, 2006, 04:35:45 AM
Thanks for that -- I clicked on the link in my email and it took me through to the bulletin board and I got an error message :  "You are not allowed to send personal messages".

Is that because I'm still a microgeek?
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Garnet on November 19, 2006, 08:52:17 PM
Hi larabelle and dillon,

I didnt realise that I couldnt send personal messages when I first started. It is because you are a microgeek.

Keep posting a couple more and you soon will. Need 21.

Best Wishes
Wyn  :)
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: larabelle on November 20, 2006, 09:47:35 AM
Thanks for your help!  I'm almost up to 21 now.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Hop skip n jump on November 20, 2006, 01:22:08 PM
Hi Larabelle

I didn't realise that, sorry!

Post one more and you'll be there!

Hop  ;D
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: sjsarre on December 28, 2006, 06:06:51 PM
I've received a personal message which i'm unable to reply to?
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: sjsarre on December 28, 2006, 06:07:20 PM
Ahhh...  Should have read further down the thread!
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: fire535 on January 07, 2007, 07:50:28 AM
Garnet, you have to make 21 posts now for the PM to work. The Knee Guru  set that number to discourage bad behavior by some spammers.


Now I know why I can not send a PM.  Guess I just have to post a few more times.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: djay on March 30, 2007, 03:05:41 PM
Sorry about this but I need 3 more
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: djay on March 30, 2007, 03:06:51 PM
2 more
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: djay on March 30, 2007, 03:09:15 PM
jackpot.

Apologies for that.  needed PM urgently.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: by149561 on April 04, 2007, 08:07:09 AM
doh need to reply to a message but only second post ...  :'(
Matt
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Carbon Fibre ACL on June 11, 2007, 07:08:28 PM
Having last PMed 18 months ago, it explains why I am going mad now wondering why I can't now I have come back to the board!!  Better say something elsewhere!!
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: sheriltv on June 21, 2007, 02:48:24 PM
i am really lost. you click on the icon below the name, but I got to make 21 posts!! sheesh this will force me to make 21 spam post. good Lord!! so much for the try to make knee geek spam free.
okay one spam mail on this from my side.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: sheriltv on June 21, 2007, 02:57:40 PM
any of the super geeks or anyone who can send me a PM let me know if MRI scans can be trusted totally.

I had my first meniscus removal 15 years back the only thing I remember about it was I had a locked leg at the end of a 200mt dash. didn't have an MRI scan then, my ortho just held my knee from the sides and my scream was enough for him to confirm a meniscus. This time in my left knee same symtoms (other than leg lock) but MRI scan say nothing wrong :-s. I am lost!!
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on June 21, 2007, 03:17:44 PM
Sheriltv

you need to make 20 posts then you get PM privileges. I sent you a PM offering assistance if you need it here in Germany

The quickest way to get your 20 posts is to go to the fun section and play in one of the quizzes or post something on the Who's Who section. There is no spamming here if you have your email hidden. I think one of the reasons for not allowing you to use PM until you've made 20 posts.

Sue
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: lbinaustin on September 18, 2009, 10:46:04 PM
Does this count as a post?
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: lbinaustin on September 18, 2009, 10:57:50 PM
Ok, I get it. 20 posts. It seems like you could make an exception when someone wants to just REPLY to a personal message. I just want to thank someone for sending me some info through PM and I can't (until I make 20 unnecessary posts). I will go to the games and do so, but it would be a lot better if you could make an exception for "Thank you" replies.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Recovering Runner on January 21, 2010, 09:24:39 PM
I received a private message from someone and cannot send a return personal message. I get an error message that says: An Error Has Occurred!
You are not allowed to send personal messages.
Back

How do I respond to them?
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Recovering Runner on January 21, 2010, 09:46:38 PM
Oh, I see. I have to make 21 posts before I am allowed to respond to the private message someone sent me for advice related to an upcoming knee surgery.....

I have posted twice here and then played a couple of games with quick posts.

Honestly, I'm all gamed out. I hope noone holds it against me, but the "helpful internet neighbor" side of me says to forego the niceties and place the remainder of my posts quickly here. Hope noone minds.... You may want to turn your eyes away from this shameless bid............
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Recovering Runner on January 21, 2010, 09:47:19 PM
i can't believe I'm doing this
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Recovering Runner on January 21, 2010, 09:47:48 PM
now at 16
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Post by: Recovering Runner on January 21, 2010, 09:48:15 PM
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Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Redwing on April 06, 2010, 09:49:06 AM
Question for the mods or admin:

Is there a way I can log into my private messages?  I've read through this thread, made more than 21 posts but can't find out how to acces my PMs.  Another member sent me a PM yesterday.  I didn't reply initially because I wanted to think about it...............now I can't access the message. ??? ??? :'(

Thanks
Redwing 
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Lottiefox on April 06, 2010, 10:09:49 AM
hey,

Have you read the message at all and now want to go back to it? Or is it completely new?

If you look at the top of the screen where the User Info long box is next to the main Knee Guru logo you'll have the sentence saying how many messages you have. For a new one it will say you have "1 are new" - just click on that and the new message will open. If you've already opened it and read it but not deleted it then just go to the total messages bit which is underlined and click on that - should bring up all your messages in date order.

HTH

Lottie  :)
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Redwing on April 06, 2010, 12:00:29 PM
hey,

Have you read the message at all and now want to go back to it? Or is it completely new?

If you look at the top of the screen where the User Info long box is next to the main Knee Guru logo you'll have the sentence saying how many messages you have. For a new one it will say you have "1 are new" - just click on that and the new message will open. If you've already opened it and read it but not deleted it then just go to the total messages bit which is underlined and click on that - should bring up all your messages in date order.

HTH

Lottie  :)

I have read the message and I want to go back to it.  From the Home page, I don't have the Knee Guru logo, nor a 'user info' box.  Am I on the wrong page? Or should it be coming up but isn't?  Wonder how I can find my user info box. For me the home page comes up when I log on.

EDIT:  Just found out how to do it.  There is a little arrow on the left.  I clicked on it and suddenly I have a header with the user info box.  All sorted now.  Thanks Lottie.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: tundi on August 22, 2010, 10:22:26 PM
<minirant>Please ignore, trying to get my post count up to reply to a personal message. I kinda get the whole preventing spam approach but why let people receive PMs if they have no way to reply to the damn things? !!!! </minirant>
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: tundi on August 22, 2010, 10:23:06 PM
<minirant>Please ignore, trying to get my post count up to reply to a personal message. I kinda get the whole preventing spam approach but why let people receive PMs if they have no way to reply to the damn things? !!!! </minirant>
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: tundi on August 22, 2010, 10:23:44 PM
<minirant>Please ignore, trying to get my post count up to reply to a personal message. I kinda get the whole preventing spam approach but why let people receive PMs if they have no way to reply to the damn things? !!!! </minirant>
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: tundi on August 22, 2010, 10:24:20 PM
<minirant>Please ignore, trying to get my post count up to reply to a personal message. I kinda get the whole preventing spam approach but why let people receive PMs if they have no way to reply to the damn things? !!!! </minirant>
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: tundi on August 22, 2010, 10:24:58 PM
<minirant>Please ignore, trying to get my post count up to reply to a personal message. I kinda get the whole preventing spam approach but why let people receive PMs if they have no way to reply to the damn things? !!!! </minirant>
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: tundi on August 22, 2010, 10:25:40 PM
<minirant>Please ignore, trying to get my post count up to reply to a personal message. I kinda get the whole preventing spam approach but why let people receive PMs if they have no way to reply to the damn things? !!!! </minirant>
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: tundi on August 22, 2010, 10:26:14 PM
<minirant>Please ignore, trying to get my post count up to reply to a personal message. I kinda get the whole preventing spam approach but why let people receive PMs if they have no way to reply to the damn things? !!!! </minirant>
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: tundi on August 22, 2010, 10:27:02 PM
<minirant>Please ignore, trying to get my post count up to reply to a personal message. I kinda get the whole preventing spam approach but why let people receive PMs if they have no way to reply to the damn things? !!!! </minirant>
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: prech on September 13, 2010, 09:58:20 AM
How odd, for a 21 PM limit to be in place!
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 13, 2010, 11:46:04 AM
It is to ensure only genuine people can use PMs rather than spammers and other perverts.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: The KNEEguru on September 13, 2010, 06:35:18 PM
Hi
The PM limit is so that we weed out most of the PM spambots and many other spammers.
KNEeguru
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: duggsy on December 08, 2010, 04:03:57 AM
fair enough but it makes it hard for newbies trying to send messages that are legit
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: moo in space on December 23, 2010, 01:16:47 PM
If you click on anyone's 'profile' you can send them a private message via the board. The profile is found in the little icon under their name - the icon looks like a small picture frame with a picture in it.
Once you have sent a message this way, the person is alerted to the private message every time he/she logs in. This leaves a message at the top of the page.  You can manage this mailbox yourself, and carry on private conversations via the mailbox if you like.
The 'preferences' in this mailbox allows you to block any unwanted private mail from a user.

pm for kneeguru... tried to contact with pm but ????  re blog threads... in ref to the leg for sale... just like to say boooooooooo...   but not spamming, just trying to spread the love... made me laff n helped wid pain... me thinks u not in pain..  i thought it would ok, but new to this... obviously not knee pain but bb's and blogging...  but kinda stuck here bored, and as prev post unanswered i thought be gud just to get some initial interest in ma knee so could get add info on situ.. but nah mind... cheers though

happy xmas, n ta for the site, genuinely, top dogs b****  but having diff with certain op functions, might just be me pressing buttons on meds though may be blocked i dunno...
 but heah kinda guessing u not in the seasonal spirit yet either..... humbugs
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on December 23, 2010, 01:41:25 PM
While your messages may be humorous to you, they are basically weird and hardly relevant to the areas you posted in.

Your misuse of the English language makes it difficult for people to understand, especially those who are not native speakers. This is an international site with a large number of non-English speaking members.

Whilst not being spam in the accepted sense of things, i.e. you are not trying to trick people into visiting web sites selling dubious products, it is spam in the sense that it is often meaningless drivel.

You are not permitted to send private messages until you have made at least 20 posts. Again a protection against spammers and other weirdos.

The Knee Guru is the site owner and as such it is well within their rights to moderate however they want to.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: The KNEEguru on December 24, 2010, 08:34:11 AM
Hi moo in space
To PM you need to have 20 posts. You might have had 20 but I keep deleting them because of the content.

If you want the 20 posts, try playing some of the games in the games room on the site, rather than posting around at random with messages that are not very relevant to the post. Maybe I do have a problem with a certain brand of humour, but this is meant to be a professional site and I will do my best to keep it that way.

KNEEguru
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: vsummer1 on December 31, 2010, 02:53:10 PM

If you want the 20 posts, try playing some of the games in the games room on the site, rather than posting around at random with messages that are not very relevant to the post. Maybe I do have a problem with a certain brand of humour, but this is meant to be a professional site and I will do my best to keep it that way.

KNEEguru

Thank YOU for the advice and for keeping the board professional.  I have gained insight here that I would never have found elsewhere. 
The experiences of real people going through all of this in their unique way is invaluable when trying to determine if you are "normal" in your own recovery.  I do hope that made sense!
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: ChrisHoran on February 23, 2011, 03:37:21 PM
How can you reply to private messages?
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: ChrisHoran on February 23, 2011, 03:39:18 PM
Sorry - I understand I need 21 posts. I'll head over to the games room.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: se16 on March 25, 2011, 09:19:42 AM
i don't have the option to send pms can anyone help?
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: KW on March 25, 2011, 10:18:09 AM
SE16 

You need to have 21 posts on the board before you are able to send a PM.  Prevents spambots and other computer generared messages from being sent out.
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: se16 on March 25, 2011, 10:57:07 PM
ok, nice one thanks!
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: JoeyLion on May 26, 2011, 11:20:05 PM
How do I....
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: JoeyLion on May 26, 2011, 11:21:05 PM
Ah just kidding.  ;D
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: Sam123 on August 27, 2011, 05:16:51 PM
hello i hope you don't mind my post but need to get to 21
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: hockeyguy99 on September 19, 2011, 12:23:41 AM
I am having the same problem sending private messages
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: hockeyguy99 on September 19, 2011, 12:24:56 AM
I really need to respond to a private message sent to me by somebody trying to help me with my current knee problems
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: hockeyguy99 on September 19, 2011, 12:26:04 AM
im sorry but I may need to do what recovering runner has done in order for me to reply to my private messages
Title: Re: How to send private messages
Post by: The KNEEguru on September 20, 2011, 12:29:05 AM
This is not a good place to build your posts up because it clutters up this thread. Try the games section, where there are loads of easy games to play. Once you have PM rights and are well over 20 posts, I will delete some of these here.
KNEEguru