No permission to access errors (pic attached)

tzqng8
  • #1
Help!

For some reason, I can't see any of the options to send anyone a PM. I have used forums like this for years, so I generally know what I am doing. I can post messages (like this one), but can't send a PM. Can't even see the option to send a PM to anyone. When I was reading about it in the FAQ, I tried to click a link and got the error message that I don't have permission to access the page.

Also, when I signed up to the forum, I was sent a new member message by Mike, and when I look at it, it says I have saved 1 message out of the total 0 that I am allowed to save. However, when I try to delete it, it says I don't have permission! Help!

I know that I am logged in (you can see that in the attached pic) so I have no idea what is going on.
 
Lucy
  • #2
You might need to reach a certain level before you can send PM's. Or the person you are trying to PM doesn't accept them.
Just a guess.
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
I can't even get to the point where I can PM anyone. No one has the icon for doing it, as if I have never been given access to do so.

I am trying to PM Mike so that I can get a Blog on the site. The instructions say to do this. I did send an email though.

I didn't see anything that said I had to have a certain level. And even if that is the case, why wouldn't I be able to delete my private messages? Very strange.
 
Lucy
  • #4
Have you tried going to 'My settings'....located at the top?
Click on Edit Options and scroll down to 'Messaging & Notification'
Is the box allowing PM's clicked?
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Don't even have such a box. I have included another pic to illustrate.
 
Shawnie
  • #6
until you reach I think it was 100 posts, you don't have that option..but you can (I THINK) leave mike a message on his page profile...but that's new so not really sure if that's possible until you post mark hits 100 ...goodluck
 
Lucy
  • #7
Hmmmm, then I go back to my original guess, that it takes a certain level, meaning amount of posts to have that option.

One of the mods will see this thread and be able to help you.

Good luck, I hope you get it straightened out soon.


Edit: Thanks Shawnie, I see you posted right before me.
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
Hmm. I didn't see that listed in any of the beginner guides. I did send Mike an actual email like the Blog Guideline post said you could, so hopefully that will work. I'm sure I'll get to 100 posts, might just take a while!

In addition, if that is the case, I wonder why I can't even delete the PM that Mike sent to me?
 
Lucy
  • #9
I remember being confused by all that when I first joined. I think once you get to the 100 post mark that Shawnie mentioned you'll have more control over that.

You'll be surprised how quickly you reach that level. I can't believe how many posts I have.
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
Replying to all the threads where I have even the tiniest thing to say! I think that makes me a troll.

I'm usually more of a lurker, but this is an aswesome communituy to be part of, so it's all good!
 
Lucy
  • #11
Nah, trolling is one thing, giving advice, an opinion or asking questions is another.
 
Butterfly
  • #12
Until you have a certain amount of posts you can't send/receive pms. The reason for this is that about a year or so ago we had a person join and send pornigraphic (sp?) pictures to members at random in pms. And posted about 30 in different forums. Some of those sent pictures were young kids. so I hope you understand why we do this.
Carol
 
Lucy
  • #13
Until you have a certain amount of posts you can't send/receive pms. The reason for this is that about a year or so ago we had a person join and send pornigraphic (sp?) pictures to members at random in pms. And posted about 30 in different forums. Some of those sent pictures were young kids. so I hope you understand why we do this.
Carol

Omg Carol, I had no idea. Geez, some people are just creeps.
That rule is completely understandable
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
Wow! That's a good reason for the policy! People do a lot of crazy things. I'll be patient and continue posting until I reach the mark. Thanks for the explanation!
 
angelfish220
  • #15
I'm pretty sure its 25 posts, unless they moved the number up since I joined.
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #16
Well then, I'm pretty close!
 
Butterfly
  • #17
Thanks for understanding
Carol
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #18
Carol, can you confirm whether it is 100 or 25? Like I said earlier, I'm sure Mike will read his email, but I'm curious.

Either way, thanks for making me feel at home!
 
Butterfly
  • #19
Yes I will be glad to check ok I'm back and it is 100 posts.Won't take you long to get there ;D
Carol
 
Iluvatar
  • #20
I think you have to be a "fish bum". You need two stars and you only have one but more stars come as you post more.
 
Nags1965
  • #21
I asked this same question when I first joined.. Its either 25 or 50 post count before the PMs become available.
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #22
Hahahah! I have now heard 25, 50, and 100 posts before I can PM!

I'll just be a patient and active member of the Fishlore community and it will happen when it happens.
 
Shawnie
  • #23
lol its 100
 
Mike
  • #24
Ok, I just double checked and it's 50 posts before you can use the PM system.
 
Shawnie
  • #25
Ok, I just double checked and it's 50 posts before you can use the PM system.

it changed since I joined...sowwwwy ! it was 100 back in march LOL
change is good!
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #26
Hahaah! It's all good. Thanks everyone for looking. I'll be there in no time (and then I'll probably have no need for it anyway)!
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #27
Well, I now have over 25 posts, have logged out and back in, and still do not have access to PM's. So, 25 is not the magical number. I'll try again at 50. Thanks again everyone.
 
Shawnie
  • #28
Well, I now have over 25 posts, have logged out and back in, and still do not have access to PM's. So, 25 is not the magical number. I'll try again at 50. Thanks again everyone.

too funny...
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #29
Hey Shawnie!

LOL

I did see that I am officially a fish bum now! Go me!
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #30
Okay, the mystery is over! I have now reached 50+ posts and I can officially PM people! Thanks for all of the help and feel free to add this information to your repotoire of knowledge! Um, also feel free to close the thread.
 
Shawnie
  • #31
Okay, the mystery is over! I have now reached 50+ posts and I can officially PM people! Thanks for all of the help and feel free to add this information to your repotoire of knowledge! Um, also feel free to close the thread.

whahooooooooo pm partay! ;D
 
tzqng8
  • Thread Starter
  • #32
I can have FRIENDS now!

 
Shawnie
  • #34
I can have FRIENDS now!

and we won't even charge you for our friendship either!!
 
Coryd55
  • #35
It is 50 posts.

EDIT: NVM didn't see the second page and I suppose it was resolved.
 

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