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Old 03-25-2013, 12:45 PM
Bruce Paine Bruce Paine is offline
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Default How to Contact Forum Members

Now that private messages have been enabled on the forums, here is some info on how to use this and other contact options. Keep in mind that not everyone wants to receive private messages or email from other members, and may choose not to enable certain features on their forum account.

Contacting Forum Members
Private messages, instant messaging options, and contact by email are available, but only if the user has enabled these options in their public profile.

If a member chooses to be contacted, they need to enable these options in their public profile.
Click on the User CP link at the upper left of the forums to go to your User Control Panel. (You must have an account registered on the forum, and you must be logged in).

Click on "Edit Options", and scroll down to "Messaging & Notification"

Email Messages
You can allow other members to send you email messages in this section:
Your Control Panel > Your Profile > Settings & Options > Edit Options
Receive Email from Other Members

Private Messaging
You can enable or disable the ability of other members to send you private messages in this section:
Your Control Panel > Your Profile > Settings & Options > Edit Options
Enable Private Messaging

Instant Message
If you wish to add instant messaging contact info in your own public profile:

Your Control Panel > Your Profile > Edit Your Details
Instant Messaging
You may enter your registered identity for instant messaging networks if you would like other visitors to be able to contact you using that medium.
  • ICQ Number
  • AIM Screen Name
  • MSN Messenger Handle
  • Yahoo! Messenger Handle
  • Skype Name
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