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Laffer
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Cant PM members

Post by Laffer » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:25 pm

I cannot PM any member here - is it because I'm new?

I want to get in touch with Keith Hunter about retro fitting heated front seats, he has stated he has contacts etc.
Arona Xcellence Lux 115 DSG in Desire Red with Black Roof.
Intending : Retro fit heated seats
Considering : Tuning


Rob
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Re: Cant PM members

Post by Rob » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:26 pm

Yes - you need to make around 5 posts.

Thanks
Rob


Laffer
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Re: Cant PM members

Post by Laffer » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:27 pm

Thanks for the reply, I suspected as much. I would add I have never understood this rule, as it simply encourages spamming to get to the required posts to be able to contact the person that has the info that you need.

Suggestion : Have a "How to" thread for common solutions to issues and contact info for 3rd parties such as those held by Keith for the retro fit heated seats. They work well on other car and bike related forums.

The retro fit heated seats could be the first topic if you can get Keith to hand over the info :D

Second topic could be Tuning, in which you could add generic links :
https://www.bluesparkautomotive.com/
https://www.mybluefin.co.uk/

And / Or 115 specific links :
https://www.bluesparkautomotive.com/sea ... -ps-petrol
https://www.mybluefin.co.uk/search?make ... riant=3980

Can you push my number of posts counter up to 5 or 6 now please? I think I have proven I am a genuine 'user' here.
Arona Xcellence Lux 115 DSG in Desire Red with Black Roof.
Intending : Retro fit heated seats
Considering : Tuning


Rob
Site Admin
Posts: 95
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:38 pm

Re: Cant PM members

Post by Rob » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:38 pm

The intention behind the rule is actually to prevent spammers signing up and sending spam PM's to members.


Laffer
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Joined: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:16 pm

Re: Cant PM members

Post by Laffer » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:48 pm

Understand that, but then a genuine user who wants info (but has to PM an existing user to get it) has to spam the forums to get to 5 posts.........

I am in the process of trying to create 5 sensible posts.......

You might consider a rule that if a user posts info about a solution to a problem, they have to post the details / contacts rather than 'PM Me'.
Arona Xcellence Lux 115 DSG in Desire Red with Black Roof.
Intending : Retro fit heated seats
Considering : Tuning


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