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Are there problems with sending board emails to other members??

Post by mpr2000 »

Hi!

I am quite new, and I can not find how to send an email to another member. Can someone help me?

Thanks!
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mpr2000 wrote:Hi!
I am quite new and I can not find how to send an email to another member. Can someone help me?
Thanks!
Hi mpr2000,

It must be a technical glitch which will be resolved soon.
In the meantime, keep posting and enjoy!

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mpr2000 is having problems with emailing his details to Arakan for the Newbie starter kit thread so I have asked Arakan to email mpr2000 so he can reply with his details.

Should be sorted soon. :D
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Brummie wrote:mpr2000 is having problems with emailing his details to Arakan for the Newbie starter kit thread so I have asked Arakan to email mpr2000 so he can reply with his details.

Should be sorted soon. :D
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vicaf60 wrote:Find the email button below in the post of the member you want to contact, and click it, then write your message in the opened window
I am new to the forum and I want to email a member but do not see the email button anywhere in their post. Actually, I don't see it in anyone's post that I have looked at. Am I missing it somehow?
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Small tech glitch we are having with a few accounts, often newer members.

Keep posting - we are working on it!

Remember, if you really want others to be able to contact you, the dead simple path is to leave your email loosely disguised in your post - then others can respond direct to your query, in a day, or week or month or year -- even non-member 'lurkers' - and there are MILLIONS of them - who find your query via google 'SEARCH' etc, can then readily contact you.

To save getting your Billy24@gmail.com account getting harvested by 'Spam bots' simply disguise it as something logical like - Billy24 [at] gmail dot com - nothing could be simpler.

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Re: Problems with the email

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dvargo1226 wrote:
vicaf60 wrote:Find the email button below in the post of the member you want to contact, and click it, then write your message in the opened window
I am new to the forum and I want to email a member but do not see the email button anywhere in their post. Actually, I don't see it in anyone's post that I have looked at. Am I missing it somehow?
Do you need to send a private message to someone now?
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kuikka wrote:
Do you need to send a private message to someone now?
I would like to send one to Zurich if possible, yes.
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I was thinking so. I sent Zurich e-mail and asked him to contact you. If he contacts you, please let me know.
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kuikka wrote:I was thinking so. I sent Zurich e-mail and asked him to contact you. If he contacts you, please let me know.
Thank you so much kuikka! I appreciate that.
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I am a newbie and also have no option for emailing members. Thanks oodles for any suggestions or assistance. :wink:
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Hello Zener,

Welcome to Stampboards!

There might be a tech issue, for the time being, with your Stampboards email account.

We are advised by techies that it will be resolved shortly. In the meantime, please keep on posting. :mrgreen:

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Post by Zener »

I also seem to have lost my edit button.

Here is a screenshot of what I can see

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Re: Problems with the board email?

Post by CMJ »

Zener,

All members can only edit their own posts for 1 hour after making them, after that they become permanent. That will likely be why the EDIT button has disappeared.

If there is a significant error in the post that you would like amended you can always contact one of the Moderators http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=250 who may be able to help. Alternatively, just add another post correcting the first.

Members can NEVER edit someone else's post, so you would not have an edit button on JKA's post that you illustrate.

Hope this helps.

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Apologies for the confusion and thank you for the explanation.

The screenshot was to show that I currently do not have a button to email another member. I added the remark about editing after I noticed that I could not add a pic to a previous post. Of course I understand that I would not be able to edit someone else’s post. Anyways, things were out of context.

A one hour limit on editing? Whew! I have never encountered that on a forum before so was flummoxed. Does the one hour edit limitation extend to deleting a post? Does the one hour clock start after your last edit?
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Zener wrote:
Why the one hour limit on editing? I have never encountered that on a forum so was flummoxed.
Because it is a very sensible idea, and we have had it for 12.5 years, and many leading Bulletin Boards have it. You are the first member in our 20,000+ here, who finds it strange. :idea:

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Members cannot delete any posts.

However, within one hour you can delete the content of the post.

Sometimes people accidentally make duplicate posts. Then they may delete duplicate content, and just replace it with "duplicate post".

I added this paragraph to show how the editing is shown in the post.
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I’m one in 20,000! Lol! Guess I’m extra special.

Actually I was the kid who always took things apart to find out how they worked. I’m always curious when I encounter new things to wonder WHY they are the way they are.
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The time window exists because the flow of discussion gets disturbed if the content of the post is changed or deleted. If you edit your post after someone has made a post, it will show there. See my previous post.
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Thank you taking the time away from your albums to write those explanations for this newbie. Much appreciated! :)
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You are most welcome. Happy to help others out.
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I was instructed via email to post a response here.

Thanks to whomever is working to correct my inability to email. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
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That was me Zener. You now know you can receive emails from other members. Go back to that email and hit reply to send me an email. If I reply to it then you know the email system is fully functioning.
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Thank you Ubobo!

Email sent to your account.
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Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this. I'm a newbie member and cannot figure out how to contact another member through the site. When I select the other user's name, there is an option to contact that member but the option appears to be inactive. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thank you!
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Exactly my thoughts haha! Well, let's wait for that upgrade from the Techwizz!
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Hello PeatedMike and Renovatio,

Welcome to Stampboards!

The New board has been up for a week or so. As a result, there are a few minor tech issues, such as sending and receiving emails, etc., which will be resolved soon. So, please stay patient and enjoy posting on the board. :)

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Thanks for the update. It's much appreciated. Will keep an eye out for any changes. Keep up the good work - this is a great site!
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Err, it might be an idea to check your control panels ladies & gents. I never changed this, but this is what mine looked like until I switched it back just now.

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Yes anyone having issues please first ENSURE in your Profile under PREFERENCES you have these boxes checked -

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Hi Glen & Norvic, settings are the same as above.

Thread email notifications have stopped since Thursday actually
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OldDuffer1 wrote: 22 Mar 2021 23:35 I must admit am not really bothered about not receiving them- as long as the "backlog" does not suddenly all arrive at once leading to an hour wasted deleting them all!
Sorry? Do you mean you don't mind not getting notifications, or do you mean you don't mind not being contacted by other members of Stampboards, or not being able to contact them? :?:
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New member here. Is there a way to confirm that my email is working here? Looked in the rules, etc and see no way to verify. I registered but got no confirmation email - inbox or spam box .... I’be check that I have it entered correctly in profile. Tks!
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Global Administrator wrote: 22 Mar 2021 01:27 .

Yes anyone having issues ENSURE in your Profile under PREFERENCES you have these boxes checked -



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