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So nobody tells you that a new user has to make a post before you can PM

Edd
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So nobody tells you that a new user has to make a post before you can PM

So this is my first, totally unnecessary one.

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Community Gaffer
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Re: So nobody tells you that a new user has to make a post before you can PM

Sorry, this feature is designed to make it more difficult for spammers to simply create an account and immediately PM all users.

 Jono H
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AlistairClarke
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Re: So nobody tells you that a new user has to make a post before you can PM

Silly indeed. I'll see if this counts!

Edd
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Re: So nobody tells you that a new user has to make a post before you can PM

 

 

AlistairClarke wrote:

Silly indeed. I'll see if this counts!


 

Should do, mine did !!!! 

Still can't see why they don't actually tell you this anywhere.

 

Perhaps this should be a sticky ?

Superuser
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Re: So nobody tells you that a new user has to make a post before you can PM



Still can't see why they don't actually tell you this anywhere.

 

Well.  A couple of things to ponder:

  • This a mainly a forum not a mail service
  • There were a great deal of problems in the early days as @JonoH points out. Making this restriction was one of the ways to reduce the impact.

Perhaps this should be a sticky ?

No.  See the second point above. Cool smiley


 

Edd
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Re: So nobody tells you that a new user has to make a post before you can PM

OK, so while we're ponderdering.

 

I, like other people who have posted on this forum, want to reset my Voicemail greeting back to the default one.  When I first accessed my voicemail I was "forced" to record a new greeting which I didn't want to do.  With no way of cancelling this operation when started like others have done I pressed the # key thinking that if nothing was said then maybe nothing would be recorded and it would go back to default.  No, I've now got a blank greeting like others have.

 

So I decide to do some research because it can't be that difficult can it, surely.  How wrong was I.

I soon discovered through searching the forum that there are four possible "codes" to enter into my handset with a shutdown, remove sim, wait, replace sim and start up of the handset in between.  None of the codes worked for me like many others but they have worked for some.  

The usual response is to send a PM to one of the support staff so they may be able to assist.

I'm NOT the one who is suggesting that it is a mail system.  

If the responses said Send an Email to where ever then I would but they don't.   

This approach appears a lot on the forum so instead of just adding another pointless post to one of the current topics echoing what has already been said I thought I would just send a PM.  

However by thinking about what I should do seems to have been my downfall as if I had have made my "echoing" post then I would have unwittingly made my first post and would have been able to send my PM straight away.

 

I am a member of many forums and this is the only one that I have had to do this on as most put some stikies up so that new users can read what to do and what is expected of them.