How to start a private conversation/send PMs to another member?

Discussion in 'Forum Support & Feedback' started by Jenilee, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Jenilee

    Jenilee

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    Here is a step by step guide on how to start a conversation (send PM) to community members. We also provided screen caps to guide you further.

    Everyone can just direct members to this thread should the question pops up again in the future.

    Please note that you will be able to use our private messaging system or "Start a New Conversation" option if you have been a member for more than 10 days and have made 10 quality posts. This will happen automatically.

    1. To send a private message or use the "Start a Conversation" feature, you need to go to your Inbox folder which you can see at the top right side of TWF between "alerts" and your username.

    Click on "Start a New Conversation" and you’re good to go.

    Step 1_How to send PM_small.jpg

    Alternatively, you can click on the username of the member whom you wish to send a PM to. A pop-up box that contains their profile information will appear on the screen. Click on "Start a Conversation" link to send them a PM.

    Step 2_How to send PM.jpg

    2. When sending PMs, you need to fill out the following details:

    Participants – forum username of the recipient. For multiple recipients, separate the names with a comma.
    Conversation title – subject of the PM
    Message body – this is the area for the content of your email.

    Click on Upload a File button should you wish to include an attachment.

    How to send PM 3_small.png

    4. You also have an option to:
    - Allow anyone in the conversation to invite others
    - Lock conversation (no responses will be allowed)

    pm.png

    5. Once everything is filled out, click on Start a Conversation button to send the PM​
    Hope this helps. :)
  2. powellyla

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    Hi Jenilee, Thank you for this helpful info as I was going to ask the same question as I'm new to TWF, very helpful :)
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  3. Jennie Rich

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    Aha! I was going to ask about this. I saw your question on my introduction thread and found that the thread was closed so I couldn't respond on there. I decided to send you a message, then found that I couldn't do that either.

    Then I found this thread. That explains it. Very helpful. Looks like I need to do some more posting!

    In answer to your question, I found the Wholesale Forums via LinkedIn.

    BTW, How do I access my messages?

    Kind Regards,

    Jennie :)
  4. Jenilee

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    Hi Jennie,

    Sorry but we have to close threads in the introduction if they have been inactive for two days. This is to avoid old threads from getting bumped.

    To access your PMs, just click on the Inbox link found at the upper right side of the forum. This is located between your username and alerts. Members can only send you a PM if you have been a member for more than 10 days and have made 10 posts.
    Inbox location.png

    Hope this helps.
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  5. Jennie Rich

    Jennie Rich

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    Thanks Jenilee :)
  6. kinsorted

    kinsorted

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    mine does not show "start new conversation" :(
  7. Veraitws

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    Great help!! thank you! :D
  8. Fazeel_lily

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    Same with me, I think we need to post more :(
  9. Jenilee

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    Please note that you will be able to use our private messaging system or "Start a New Conversation" option if you have been a member for more than 10 days and have made 10 quality posts. This will happen automatically.
  10. beacon hill

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    Be aware that you can not start new conversations with all members, due to privacy settings

    I had to block in-coming messages due to a few members wanting me to
    give away my suppliers and/or sources for free :cool:
  11. GMBH

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    Strange, somehow I still can not write private messages.
  12. Jenilee

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    Hi GMBH,

    I sent a test pm to you. Let me know if you got it.
  13. GameKeysBuyer

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    Thanks, this is really helpful. :)
  14. Murph6795

    Murph6795

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    Thank you for this. This is very helpful!
  15. beatricecc

    beatricecc

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    Thank you so much Jenilee, I just wondering how to ask questions, seems I need to post more first! I just new here and found it very helpful. Thank you so much!
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