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    Private Message Question

    I have a terribly stupid question, but I figure, if I have it, others probably have it too.

    When I go into my Inbox in Private Messages, I can't figure out how to send a new message other than *replying to* a message I already have..... So if I want to send a PM to say Vaughn, I have to find somewhere he has replied to a thread, then click on his name, and then I have the option to send him a PM. Is there an easier way?

    Thanks,
    cynthia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    I have a terribly stupid question, but I figure, if I have it, others probably have it too.

    When I go into my Inbox in Private Messages, I can't figure out how to send a new message other than *replying to* a message I already have..... So if I want to send a PM to say Vaughn, I have to find somewhere he has replied to a thread, then click on his name, and then I have the option to send him a PM. Is there an easier way?

    Thanks,
    cynthia
    Cynthia not sure if there is a different way, as that's the way i do it also.
    Steve

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    Under your 'User CP', under 'Private Messages', there is a 'Send New Message' selection. Click that. In the recipient box of the screen presented, if you start to type the name, vBulletin will try to fill it in for you.

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    Another alternative is to search for the member under the 'Member List' pull down along the top of the screen.

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    Another is to go to the bottom of the home page; all online embers are listed there. If the person you are after is online you can click their name to get to their profile.

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    The forum software is very good in many ways. Searching, message management and other functions are very poor. I also sometimes just Google (under the forum) the name and find a post by them and then click their name and select PM.

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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 10-16-2010 at 08:55 PM.
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    Great question Cynthia, been hanging around waiting to see what the answers could be. Then Glenn steps up and so I follow his option of going under the User CP and lo and behold I find messages I never knew I had!! Visitor messages must be different than PM's. I never checked my user cp before. Sorry to those of you that sent me messages that way! Try to do better in the long run.
    Jon

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    Old dogs can learn new tricks I have always gone to a members profile and sent a PM that way, using the user CP is sure a great short cut and will be using that feature for now on Yet another great question Cynthia, ya had this old dog learn a new trick today

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    Thanks to all the replies including some who PM'd me. I guess it wasn't such a dumb question after all....
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    If you click on their name next to their avatar a box pops up and one of the choices is send a private message.

    Must be a better way though

    Glenn just said that
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