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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2015, 01:12:20 PM »
I have done that...  It is not a VISIBLE change (both "groups" are still called "No Force", but the 0-5 post count folks will not be able to PM
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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2015, 01:45:10 PM »
I have done that...  It is not a VISIBLE change (both "groups" are still called "No Force", but the 0-5 post count folks will not be able to PM

Very cool thank you, double checking that is to send and receive correct?

That way when one of the unscrupulous characters that tries to prey on a new member will get a message telling them they can't send a message
to the new member. that way if they really want to keep stealing people they will have to work harder at it and we might catch a few doing it.

Obviously I'm never against referring members to places that are legitimate requests but its the people that are here specifically to
take business away and cause problems that this will help discourage them form that behavior.

Thank you again and again

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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2015, 01:56:35 PM »
They can not SEND -- but they can RECEIVE....   after all - you want them to be able to read notices sent to them - especially if sent by a mod  - right?
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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2015, 02:04:45 PM »
They can not SEND -- but they can RECEIVE....   after all - you want them to be able to read notices sent to them - especially if sent by a mod  - right?

Ahh I thought it would block both ways just for "general members" but that Mods or Admins could send messages.

The point of it is to keep general members from sending a brand new member a PM message that basically
tells them our site sucks and they need to go to a competing site.

We have run into this and my thought was that if a new member can't be lead astray immediately we will
keep more people from being influenced by those that don't like the rules here to talk trash and
convince them to leave.

I know it seems odd that this even exists but it does and while we will never stop all the bleeding
but maybe be able to cut down on it a bit.

Does that make sense and is it possible?

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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2015, 02:23:06 PM »
Or are we just chasing a ghost :D

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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2015, 02:23:58 PM »
hmmmmmmm.....


unfortunately, the settings are currently:
Read Personal Messages
Send Personal Messages


So - it is easy to turn off the ability to SEND...
However, the ability to read is either on or off... The system doesn't check the sender when allowing users to read their messages
... and it doesn't check the receiver when someone (who is allowed to send) sends them a PM.

I can look into it... but it looks like it might be somewhat complicated
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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2015, 02:44:15 PM »
Okay I understand that and it makes sense.

For now we may as well leave it as it was and allow then to send and receive once they log on
because we may actually loose customers "at this time" with a 5 post requirement because of
the movie and the urgency it creates  :-\

What I will do is talk to the others about and see what their opinion would be
on the current set-up for messaging and the 5 post requirement.

Ideally if it could...

Send Receive
To-From Admin (yes) default
To-From Mods (yes) default
To-From Members (no) 5 posts required

But as you say it may be complicated however it may be a good idea to look in to
if it can be done. (maybe an SMF modification that could be suggested?)

IF it will be a hassle don't worry and put it on the back burner
but I fear it may be necessary to do something to this effect in the coming months.



Sorry it logged me out while I was typing LOL

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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2015, 02:45:01 PM »
did it post?

okay it did :D

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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2015, 02:53:17 PM »
Actually we need to set it back to the send and receive with no limit right now
because I just found an important message from someone with no posts ;)

and I know the Manufacturers get these a lot so it will rock the boat until we can
figure out how to make it send receive specific  ::)

not a bad Idea though? some security for forums like that wouldn't hurt and can
help fight spam bots or unwanted advertisers  ;D


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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2015, 03:18:50 PM »
restriction is currently un-done. :)

I'll look into it.
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Re: This test Star Wars theme...
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2015, 04:05:53 PM »
restriction is currently un-done. :)

I'll look into it.


Excellent Sir thank you , thank you, You ROCK!

SOrry I got distracted with PM messages.