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randy
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Hello All,
I joined the OCA as part of the Extravaganza. I have joined the forum but I'm currently not "authorized" to PM anyone, so it is making it difficult to contact anyone to get access to things like the newsletter. How can I contact any of the admins if I can't PM them? (This post is my attempt)

Thanks
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Randy,

Be sure you have selected the ability to PM in your user control panel. Select User Control Panel above then edit your Board Preferences. Dan
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I to share randys frustration. I have tried to contact administrators through there personal email with no luck.and my settings are correct. Please can someone fix this
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I sent a message to the Board admins... Dan
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Kyle May
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Just to make sure:

You've gone into the User Control Panel and under "Board Preferences" you've selected "YES" to these questions:

"Allow Users to send me Private Messages"
"Users can contact me using email"
"Administrators email me information"

If these are not marked as "yes" you will not get pm's.

If this is not the case, then we'll keep looking into why you can't pm.
I'm on here constantly and I've not seen any pm issues that have been anything other than
issues with the board preference set up.

Hang in there, we'll get you up and running.

Kyle
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As I've been told it's a verification process meant to stop spammers that is keeping newer members from sending PMs. A list of new CRC members is funneled through the site admins and they "approve" new members based on criteria they use to weed out spammers.

Spamming has become a very time consuming and unwanted evil on the web these days. Unfortunately the "traps" being implemented catch everyone and someone, an admin, has to insert their brain and determine of they are spammers or not - I don't think automated solutions work very well. This unfortunately takes some time. If you are having issues with sending PMs please let us know and we'll try to get you bumped to the head of the line.

Dan
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Thanks dan that would be great. All my settings do have yes checked off. Same as randy, it says I am not authorized to pm. Thanks again
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Randy, please check again as I have reloaded you into the forum. Let us know if that changed anything for you.
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ANY OCA MEMBER unable to PM please post here and look here for updates on your status. Dan
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Don Danko wrote:Randy, please check again as I have reloaded you into the forum. Let us know if that changed anything for you.
Regards,
Don
Hi Guys,
Thanks Don, I now have access to the Newsletter, which is my most important issue. But I still can't PM. Let me clarify I can't send PM, I can receive them.
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I have all of the PM setting as YES.
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I can receive them but can't send or reply to them
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Thanks Again,
Randy
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Randy, I sent your username to an admin. She usually replies quickly so she must be "out of town".
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I am a member as well I signed up at the october meeting, my name is mike platko if that helps and thanks again.
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wako216 wrote:I am a member as well I signed up at the october meeting, my name is mike platko if that helps and thanks again.
You can't PM?
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Dan Woodland wrote:
wako216 wrote:I am a member as well I signed up at the october meeting, my name is mike platko if that helps and thanks again.
You can't PM?
No its says I am not authorized, my settings are all correct.
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I've requested expedited access to PM for all of you... Dan
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Those in this thread that could not PM, try now. Dan
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Dan Woodland wrote:Those in this thread that could not PM, try now. Dan
No luck still getting the same message
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Try now, I re-approved your account.
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Sorry dan still no. I even logged out and re checked my settings. Its still saying I am not authorized. I appreciate your time and understand if it its out of your control. I don't expect you to make this a personal crusade just so I can p.m. hopefully we figure something out. Thanks again-mike
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wako216 wrote:Sorry dan still no. I even logged out and re checked my settings. Its still saying I am not authorized. I appreciate your time and understand if it its out of your control. I don't expect you to make this a personal crusade just so I can p.m. hopefully we figure something out. Thanks again-mike
Try now. Otherwise I need to get an admin involved. Dan
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