i received permission from Ian Dale, please check with him and reinstate my post. You could of asked where I got my permission from before deleting
Maybe if we all agreed to pay a subscription fee they could provide a platform of a higher standard more suitable to our needs? I know when my mentor got a lot of people signing up to his website, he had to after a while, charge a subscription fee so he could improve the quality of service by paying for a platform with a greater capacity to meet the needs of his growing subscribers. This has worked really well.
Most sites don’t allow you to just pm who you want. That wouldn’t ordinarily work for me, although I’m sure on this site I opted to be able to be contacted by anyone but that might be something else. Usually, I prefer a friend request (which I don’t take literately, I just see it as a connection) before somebody contacts me but that’s when I was using Facebook and other social media platforms, which I currently don’t use.
Why cant you just send a friend request and then pm them? You can put a note on a thread (in case they don’t see the friend request) and just ask them to accept your request so you can send them a message. Why can you not just do that? I know it’s one little extra step but it’s not too complicated to send a friend request, is it? I’m not sure. Actually, I think I did send one once, and I’m sure it was relatively straight forward although with someone like me, who is not tech savvy, nothing online is generally straight forward! Lol! But that’s just me, what can be easy for one can be hard for me.
Hahaha I’ve got that as well. It was freaking me out until I realised that it must be a fault with the site. I’m glad you mentioned it! I was thinking at first that it was me, that I had done something wrong lol! Glad to know it’s not just me. I’ve only got one permanent notification though. I still try and check it and work it out! Lol! It takes me a looooooooooong time to learn and accept some things!
Same ~ thanks California, I was sure I had opted for the same thing. Normally I wouldn’t, but I figured it would be ok on this site.
I’ll see if I can message you California to see if it works!
Oh god, not only could I not message you but I couldn’t even find you in the list that pops up when you go to compose a message! Lol! I did however notice that some people had ‘cannot message’ by there name so that’s maybe for people who have opted to be contacted by friends only. But I have no idea how to message you. Maybe it would work better if I accessed it via my laptop? I’ll have a go if I go on the lap top. Feel free to try and message me because I went for the same options as you.
I will alert the lead moderators to this post and ask them to check with the research department. It's part of the community rules that we don't allow research or surveys of any kind to be conducted on the forums, which is why the post was deleted - but if you had been given permission to do so then this may have been a mistake. We will try and let you know as soon as possible.
Ross - mod
I would be happy to do a subscription fee if I could replace it with moderation. I could be a moderator.
I do not prefer friend requests. I take them literally.
Someone sent a private message to me today and I received it. A test message.
I sent a private message to you.
I also have noticed that I could not find other people in the list that pops up when I wanted to compose a private message.
Hi California, I have tried to find how to PM. But only ever find “connect” when in someone’s profile?
i tried hovering over a users name but just got a box with things for copying,saving etc.
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I could send a private message to BlueRay.
You do not offer that option.