How do we send a private message? I see the spot where I can click to see incoming messages but not how to send an outgoing one. I clicked on the recipient's name and only got their profile. Thanks.
Make it easier to send a private message(7 posts) (5 voices)
I think you're only allowed to send a PM to a staff member, not to everybody. I see a send PM to WhiteRabbit & BuBBY but not you.
Yes. To prevent giving codes/info to those users that "missed it", you are only allowed sending messages to the admins.
I just wanted to keep from boring other members from a slightly off-topic question but I posted a warning that others don't have to read it.
Terri, saw your dryer post and was preparing an answer, but it's gone. One of the moderators deleted all the stuff from that thread that was off topic. Not just you and me, but edited parts of buckleysmom's and dragonslair's posts, too. I don't mind,though. A lot of times people hijack threads without caring and so the moderators have to go into action. Unfortunately, that also means they have to edit the good folks when they unintentionally stray too far.
As to PMing, yeah, only the moderators are set up to do that. They once thought of me being a moderator, but wisely thought better of it. If you think I'm pompous now.... :) Besides, I wasn't sure I have enough time now to give it a good effort. I don't like to do things half way.
You may not realize, but you have a lot of latitude on topics here. If you want, you can start a new topic like "Should I buy a new dryer?" in General Discussion. Technically this is supposed to be a software forum, but I think the real limitation is only on controversial topics: politics, religion, the usual suspects. I mean, after all, we have a couple of ongoing word games that people enjoy playing everyday, and I think that's great!
If you don't want to try that directly, you could PM one of the mods and get their permission first. Anyone would probably do. If I had to suggest, I'd say the All Powerful Bubby. He was the one who wrote the forum rules. Just tell him the secret password is banana, banana, banana. (Semi-inside joke. I appreciate how hard he works, but like to tease him once in a while, because he seems like he's got a good sense of humor.)
I could post an email adress here and hope you see it before a moderator removes it. Obviously it's against the rules, so I'd rather go another way. One other suggestion would be that once you PM a moderator, you've opened a conduit. I've PMed Bubby, Whiterabbit, wizzardofoz and gargolye in the past. So you could PM one of them amd ask if they'd transfer a message for us and we could exchange an email address or anything else that way.
As to your dryer, I know I go on and on, but it's not a simple answer to that question. For example, at least one thing that could be causing your burning smell - lint accumulation inside the dryer - can also significantly increase your drying time. And it's not that hard a fix. In other words, there's issues to the answer that need further explanation. I really don't think it would be appropriate to just give you a yes or no. Anyone that would try and do that from afar would just be displaying a puffed up ego.
I'll keep an eye out to see what you want to do.
At your disposal,
Thanks. In the future I will refrain from inappropriate posts. Of course you could consider solving a problem as a kind of game.
Of Course if you had a question about repairing a washing machine (for example) - it would make a lot more sense to find a forum full of washing repair professionals - the feedback you get will probably be a lot more accurate and useful. (I don't ask questions about servicing my car in a forum dedicated to lawn mower racing)
Part of the reason to discourage PMs to ask questions - is by asking/answering a question privately - it deprives everyone else from being able to learn. It also could mean you are only getting feedback from potentially one person (who may not have the best answer). Ask the question openly in the forums, and everyone can read and contribute. Then in future if a similar question arises, others can learn and benefit from the past contribution of others.
Hope that helps :)
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