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humbled
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James M Member Since: Oct 8, 2018
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Id like to send a message to someone on the forum who has been hisotrically having a similar issue to me but when I click the message button on their profile Ia m told that I dont have the ability to send messages.

 

Is this normal?

 

Thanks

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "Is this normal?"

 

Yes. This is normal.

You may be too new to be able to send private messages like that.

 

Moreover:

The overwhelming majority of us (who are regular Forum participants) DO NOT WANT you to send us a private message.


I don't know you. If you send me a private message, I'm just going to delete it.

 

This is the COMMUNITY forum, not a personal contact list.

 

Which means: We post PUBLIC messages and we respond to PUBLIC messages, and we reply to PUBLICLY POSTED QUESTIONS.

 

If you send a private message, it will go to only ONE person, who will probably ignore it.

 

If you post your question PUBLICLY, then dozens or hundreds or thousands of people will read it and many of them will offer you their ideas and assistance.

humbled
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James M Member Since: Oct 8, 2018
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Thanks - Ive been on upwork since around 2012, would it be too new to the forum side of it that could be causing the issue?

 

Does anyone know how long the limit is in place?

 

Thanks

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