Several members have asked if it is possible to contact other members of the board via personal message
, but as it isn't, this is to explain what the pm system is for.
The personal message
system on the board is a one-way only system which only allows moderators, admin and committee to send a message quickly to a member: that might be for someone needing help, a notice of moderation, advice of a policy breach, or some other administrative contact. The member will receive notification of a personal message either by email, or by popup when they next visit the board, depending on the settings chosen in the member profile: Profile > Modify Profile > Personal Message Options
or by seeing the New personal messages
notice in the top left of the board below the Hello
greeting, or by seeing a (number) after My Messages
on the blue menu tab above. To read your personal message/s click either of the last two mentioned links.
To reply to a personal message you will need to use email (unless you are also a mod/admin/committee), either directly to the using their public email address or replies can be sent to messageadmin(AT)glassmessages.com - don't forget to change (AT) to @ to make this a proper address
You might be wondering why the board uses pm's in this way, and the answer is simply that pm's on a large board add a significant amount to the server load and increase the size of the database, which can adversely impact on the usage of the board for posting questions and answering them, which is, after all, the primary purpose of the GMB.
If you would like to know how to contact other members by email instead, please read our other Help post here on that: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,19746.0.html