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swedishguy 25.02.2011 15:50

4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Whats this? Why do i have this limit? :msncrazy::msnsick::confused:

Uncle Max 25.02.2011 16:16

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Would you care to elaborate? A little more info would let us help you...

swedishguy 25.02.2011 16:26

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Sorry.. when i try and PM i get this message that i cant send more than 4 messages in 1440 messages. Guess its a limit for newbies or something..

daboy 25.02.2011 16:35

It's easy to get around that restriction. PM for details.

Longbyt 25.02.2011 18:20

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
It is indeed a restriction for new members and was put into force when 'new members' who were in fact spammers, were sending private messages in large number to many members. As the moderators don't see private messages, the spamming was much too easy to carry out without being noticed and extremely annoying to members as there was nothing they could do about it.

It may be frustrating for new members but if it 'forces' them to look around the forum a bit, it might also stop them making too many 'mistakes' in posting later. Hardly anyone notices the many stickies with information in the various sub-forums - this would be somewhere for a Newbie to start.

Have fun and enjoy the Forum.

mangledorf 08.06.2011 18:23

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
I'm a new user and I'm getting stuck behind this 4 messages in 1440 mins. I would PM an admin but ... (see previous sentence).

How can I get "unlocked"? I had messaged people on the market place and would like to reply to them in a timely manner.

Thanks in advance.

baboon 08.06.2011 18:31

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Read above. Post more and be patient.

mangledorf 08.06.2011 21:02

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Thanks. Will do.

Phil_MCR 08.06.2011 22:25

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mangledorf (Post 1222459)
Thanks. Will do.

you can also try the email function if the user accepts email.

pressed 12.06.2011 02:02

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
i've started visiting the forum/marketplace more recently and also find this quite restrictive, especially when someone had PM'd me for confirmation and I couldn't respond.

I can't imagine anyone replying to spammers, so perhaps the block could be disabled, or reset, when a user has already received a reply? ...Or at least reduced to 1430 minutes

I realise it's hard to implement these features, but just my .02c

Deep Purple 12.06.2011 02:16

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pressed (Post 1225788)
i've started visiting the forum/marketplace more recently and also find this quite restrictive, especially when someone had PM'd me for confirmation and I couldn't respond.

I can't imagine anyone replying to spammers, so perhaps the block could be disabled, or reset, when a user has already received a reply? ...Or at least reduced to 1430 minutes

I realise it's hard to implement these features, but just my .02c

The easiest answer is to increase your posts.

miniMia 12.06.2011 02:17

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pressed (Post 1225788)
i've started visiting the forum/marketplace more recently and also find this quite restrictive, especially when someone had PM'd me for confirmation and I couldn't respond.

I can't imagine anyone replying to spammers, so perhaps the block could be disabled, or reset, when a user has already received a reply? ...Or at least reduced to 1430 minutes

I realise it's hard to implement these features, but just my .02c

You can still reply on the thread.

flake 10.09.2012 19:28

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
I can understand why the moderators have done this but it does make it difficult for legitimate users like me. :msnsad:

3Wishes 10.09.2012 19:38

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by flake (Post 1659427)
I can understand why the moderators have done this but it does make it difficult for legitimate users like me. :msnsad:

It's not that difficult. Browse around, find an interesting thread, and post a comment. That will bump up your count and you'll be past restrictions in no time. If you're not sure where to start, click on New Posts...that will get you the most current/active threads right now. :)

Nil 10.09.2012 19:39

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by flake (Post 1659427)
I can understand why the moderators have done this but it does make it difficult for legitimate users like me. :msnsad:

How do we know that?

Angela-74 10.09.2012 19:46

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Come to think about it, the thing that should be banned is PMs from people with a count of 0 posts...I always get messages from weirdos probably because after scanning the members list, my name starts with an A so...one of the first ones to catch.:(

miniMia 10.09.2012 20:14

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by flake (Post 1659427)
I can understand why the moderators have done this but it does make it difficult for legitimate users like me. :msnsad:

Well, to us it looks like you are just here to try to get rid of your apartment.

According to the raison d'Ítre of the forum, that's not exactly a "legitimate user". Legitimate users are here to provide a community to other English speaking people in Switzerland not necessarily as a forum full of classified ads. You shouldn't really need PMs anyway as you should be having your discussion here on the forum. I think it took me years before I needed to send that many PMs.

So look around and join in the discussion! Your limitations will be gone in no time! :)

whome 07.04.2013 22:00

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
I've just joined today and got a good bunch of PM's with very helpful private discussions but I can't answer them since I get this 4 messages per day limit.

I've posted plenty of posts today In the forums - how many is needed before I can reply in PM?

mirfield 07.04.2013 22:14

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
You don't need any more posts, but need to wait until 7 days after you joined (So some time next Sunday).

whome 07.04.2013 22:23

Re: 4 messages in 1440 mins
 
Yikes. Okey. Hope those that have been so helpful wont think I'm listening because it will take some days to reply :)


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