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help sending PMs

Please excuse me if this sounds like the answer should be obvious, however I have no idea how to "send a PM". Thank you!
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Re: help sending PMs

Click on the name of your intended recipient. Click on 'send private message' in the drop-down menu.
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Re: help sending PMs

Now I see!! Thanks so much.
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Hi - I am trying to send a PM and I get an error stating that I can only send 4 messages per 1440 minutes.

Any advice?

Bit more background - I think that I got on the EF "bad list" if there is such a thing because I posted 10 suggestions last night. Some people valued my posts but one particular "mod" is not a fan. I just tried to PM that Mod but hit this PM limit.
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Re: help sending PMs

There is a restriction of four Private Messages every 24 hours for new members.

To be eligible to post unlimited PMs you need to have been a member for one week and to have made 10 posts (not including those in the off-topic and Marketplace sections).

See the thread below for more details.
Why? [PM limits]

And no, you're not on any 'bad' list.
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Re: help sending PMs

jeffz, it's a newbie thing and automated. Don't be a victim it's just technology love.
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Re: help sending PMs

It's another anti-spam measure to prevent bogus members sending lots of spam messages.

You may or may not be on a "bad" list however that would only be with the mods, the software that powers the forum is not clever enough to restrict people on a bad list from sending lots of messages.

And before you say that you are not a spammer and should be able to send messages, remember it's software that is stopping you and not people, it is totally impersonal and only looks at numbers of posts and dates it cannot determine a persons character from that.

not saying that there isn't software out there that can do it, it's just not the software that powers this site.

So to finally answer your question - wait 24 hours or 1440 minutes or 86400 seconds and try again
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Re: help sending PMs

Thanks everyone for the help and clarification. Relatively new to forums and I had no idea that spamming was such an issue.
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congrats on now having 10 posts!!
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