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How to: start a conversation

Discussion in 'Newbie+' started by Don't Panic, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    Once you've reached that golden number of 15 posts (that are of excellent quality and contributing top-notch stuff to the forum) you will be able to start conversations (also known as PMs) with other members.

    There are a couple of ways you can do this.

    First off, you can go to your inbox and click 'Start a New Conversation':

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    You will be taken to the Conversation composer:

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    In the 'Participants' box, start typing the username of the person (or people) you want to have a conversation with. The system will bring up a list of suggestions as you type. If you are adding multiple participants, separate their names with a comma.

    Then, type something useful in the 'Conversation Title...' box, and type your message into the main text editor. You can decide whether other people in the PM can invite more members into the conversation, or whether you want to lock the conversation, by ticking the boxes at the very bottom of the editor.

    When you are happy with the conversation, click 'Start a Conversation' and it will be sent to the other participants. This conversation will also appear in your inbox.

    The other way you can start a conversation is particularly useful if you decide to PM someone while you're browsing threads.

    You can click on any members name, whenever they post, to see this pop-up menu:

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    Click 'Start a Conversation' and you will be taken to the same conversation composer, but this time, the participant field will be pre-populated. You can then create your conversation in exactly the same way as above.

    It's worth noting that you must leave at least 30 seconds between each PM you send - the system will not let you send more than one message in any 30 second window. This is an attempt to prevent PM spam.
     

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  2. Alexander(123)

    Alexander(123) Newbie

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    I have write 15 msgs and haven't aloved to start conversation, why?
     
  3. WilhelmScream

    WilhelmScream Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It can sometimes take a while for the system to recognise you have 15 posts, which is why you can't send any messages yet.

    However, you haven't read our rules fully, because we specifically tell members that they aren't allowed to spam their way to 15 posts to send PMs, like you were clearly doing:
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    Your spammed posts have been deleted. If you need to contact a member but you can't PM, posting on their profile is always helpful, which you appear to have figured out now.
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/members/rsocks.798290/#profile-post-33181
     
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  4. senupal

    senupal BANNED BANNED

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    how much time taken in reply for conversation
     
  5. Aaric

    Aaric Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Man you are posting like beast. 28 in a day. what do you really need to message?

    @MisterF
     
  6. lee nguyen

    lee nguyen BANNED BANNED

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    I can not reply to posts
     
  7. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member

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  8. oshan

    oshan Registered Member

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    hello i think i have about 17 posts why am i not a newbie plus yet :(
     
  9. adrianleoh

    adrianleoh Newbie

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    I see that's why conversation appear
     
  10. Johny88

    Johny88 Newbie

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    That dont apear to me , wht i can do