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 Post subject: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:38 pm 
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I've lurked on this forum for a while, and finally decided it was time to join. Ulterior motive: I want to respond to a member who wants to sell a component. However, the forum software isn't letting me. I've looked around, but can't find the rules for how long I have to wait, or how many posts I have to post before I'm allowed to do "normal member" things.

Can someone clue me in?

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 Post subject: Newbie rules?
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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:57 pm 
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You can notice that all threads in Marketplace section have 0 replies. It's because replies are switched off there - to talk to seller use PMs instead.
And welcome onboard! :welcome:


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:42 am 
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Same situation as the OP. I'd like to send a PM to a seller in the classifieds (he does not list his email address). How many posts do I need to have to be able to send a PM?


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:59 am 
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You should be able to PM immediately.(Okay not true, see Frankie - B's post below. Oops) If not, let me know and I'll look into it.

On a side note you need to be a member at least 30 days with 30 posts that really contribute to the content of the site before you can post an ad in the for sale section.

PS Welcome to the forum! :welcome:

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Thank you for the welcome, guys. I'm unable to send PMs or reply to PMs I got. I cannot see a "PM" button in other users' profiles, nor can I compose a message. I get this:
"We are sorry, but you are not authorised to use this feature. You may have just registered here and may need to participate more to be able to use this feature."

It'd be great if you could resolve this for me :)


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:13 pm 
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Not completely true Juan,

New members (light blue usernames) are only able to PM after they have reached 30 posts.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:27 pm 
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Thanks for the info, Frankie. Looks like I have a ways to go...just hate to post "unquality" filler stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:39 pm 
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Frankie - B wrote:
Not completely true Juan,

New members (light blue usernames) are only able to PM after they have reached 30 posts.


Frankie - as you can see, I've got 30 posts now, but I'm still unable to PM. Kind of a bummer, since someone PM'd me and I can't reply back to them (no email address).


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:37 am 
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Bump :noidea:


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:35 am 
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I'm sorry. You need 40 posts. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:17 am 
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Boy, this sure is a frustrating rule. I can understand how it may be risky to permit newbies to post for sale posts, but to contact a person who is trying to sell their stuff? I really don't see how a veteran is not interested in receiving a newbie's money for something they apparently want to sell. I, like engi, don't really want to post without discretion, but I don't really see other options.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:00 pm 
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Better get to 40 posts then =P

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:04 am 
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I'm in the same boat with you guys. I understand the not being able to post things to sell... but not the whole PM thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:29 am 
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I'm sorry. You need 50 posts.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie rules?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:42 pm 
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H0RSE wrote:
I'm sorry. You need 50 posts.


I just found out that it's 50 too. I thought it was kind of weird that you could make a sale listing at 30 posts, but not send PMs till 50. The other way around would make more sense to me.


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