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  1. Dave Heise

    Dave Heise Registered User
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    I have a part needed by another member. In accessing the Repair - Parts Wanted area of the MB, we are urged to communicate using private messaging. I would do that if I knew just how to go about it. Can someone post some step-by-step instructions?
    As always, thanks in advance.......
     
  2. Bill Stuntz

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    Click on their user name & "Start a Conversation" - Private Message is a term from our old software. In our new software, PM's are called Conversations.
     
  3. Dave Heise

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    Thanks, found it about 1 minute after my original post.......
     
  4. Bill Stuntz

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    Isn't that the way it usually works? :chuckling:
    I edited post#1 in the clock & watch parts wanted threads to use the term "Conversation" instead of "Private Message"
     
  5. bruce linde

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    We should refer to them as private conversations and encourage folks who need that to go forth and converse
     
  6. shutterbug

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    You can also access the private conversation tool from your icon at the upper right side of your screen. Numbers there mean you either have messages, alerts or are being summoned to a thread. You should check out all of the options available up there ;)
     
  7. Jeremy Woodoff

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    I think on the old message board a "private message" notification went to the recipient via his or her email. Does the same thing happen with a "conversation" with the updated message board? If not, someone who is not usually on the board will not know there is a message/conversation waiting.
     
  8. David S

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    Yes I believe I have already had email alerts.

    David
     
  9. Jeremy Woodoff

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    Thanks for the reply, David.
     
  10. David S

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    Jeremy sent you a test PM to see if you get an email.

    David
     
  11. shutterbug

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    I believe that's an option you can turn on in preferences.
     
  12. PatH

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    yes, it's an option in preferences
     

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