Private Messaging

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mdibella
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Private Messaging

Post by mdibella » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:03 am

Is there a rationale why private messaging is disabled?

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TinCanTech
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Re: Private Messaging

Post by TinCanTech » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:19 am

Because of spammers.

mdibella
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Re: Private Messaging

Post by mdibella » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:27 am

I'm on several other phpBB boards and they all have issues with unsolicited POSTS, but I've never gotten an unsolicited PM. IMO the value of PM facility outweighs the risk. If you want to build a robust community, that is.

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TinCanTech
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Re: Private Messaging

Post by TinCanTech » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:41 am

This forum gets so much spam we had no choice but to disable PMs.

If you want to help build this community there are better ways than PMs.

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