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  • 13th November 2021 at 10:47 am #563102

    I can no longer access the ‘messages’ link to enable me to send private messages, when I click on my profile the only options I get are Ads or Activity. Is it me having pressed a wrong button or has the site changed something?

    13th November 2021 at 10:58 am #563103

    Neither can I

    13th November 2021 at 11:07 am #563105

    Gone with the wind here too. I’ve also tried to click on a member name and only “public message” is shown :unsure:

    13th November 2021 at 12:28 pm #563111

    Yes, it’s gone.

    Admin Paul or Future Vision can you help please ?

    PMs are helpful to many of us and helpful between ourselves.


    13th November 2021 at 5:43 pm #563128

    Just posting to get this thread back to the top; if it stays up there, perhaps Future Vision, Admin Paul or Admin Wizard will do something about it, either by restoring the PM function or explaining why it’s gone.

    13th November 2021 at 5:57 pm #563129

    A forum without this function is of no interest to me.

    13th November 2021 at 7:41 pm #563136

    Thought you were on various “other forums ” Pete ?

    Surely if it can’t be said on the forum , but needs to be said privately then e-mail is good ?

    Myself ( weirdo that I am ) don’t need a private mail function , I would say the same to anyone’s face as I say online , because that is who I am . :unsure:

    13th November 2021 at 8:10 pm #563137

    PM are not only used to say things we can’t say online like arguments … It’s useful when someone needs a personal help and need to give you personal datas like an adress or a phone number.

    13th November 2021 at 8:14 pm #563138

    OK , I understand that. It was used for different purposes when I first became a member , and I got fed up with it . :-)

    13th November 2021 at 8:45 pm #563140

    Yes deboer, I’m on loads of forums. French, sporting and musical and all have a pm facility.

    It’s a great way of passing personal messages when going through the forum may be too public when you want to pass on a private message.

    14th November 2021 at 10:58 am #563161

    I do worry that the fusing together of the two United forums might have been a retrograde step, or was done too quickly, when you think of what we had before that we don’t have now.

    14th November 2021 at 12:32 pm #563173

    For some time now members have been pointing out that we have a previously banned member among our ranks who does not have this sites best interest at heart.

    The member concerned is said to run his own website and forum in competition with this one.

    He often makes good and valuable posts here but is also quick to attempt to spread negativity and discord.

    We have also noticed of late a downturn in activity on the Forum which is concerning. At the same time we have seen an increase in the complaints of unacceptable behaviour via private message which we cannot intervene with directly as these posts are private.

    Clearly this level of use and misuse of private messaging is damaging to the members concerned, the site and community in general and is very unfair on the advertisers on whose support we depend to survive.

    I have regrettably taken the decission to suspend Private Messaging pending a review and am sorry for the genuine and decent people who have used this feature that I could give no advanced warning.

    There will be an update in due course.

    Thank you.

    14th November 2021 at 12:54 pm #563181

    Crikey! Always negative issues to sort out :negative:

    14th November 2021 at 1:03 pm #563182

    Many thanks Future Vision.

    You work hard for us. It isn’t an easy task. I for one appreciate what you are doing.


    14th November 2021 at 1:36 pm #563183

    I wondered where everyone had gone.

    14th November 2021 at 1:39 pm #563185

    Thanks for the info.

    I’ll be more proactive when the pms return.

    Regards to all.

    14th November 2021 at 7:52 pm #563208

    Well that is a a good sign (I think ) , it stops ” ganging up ” on members by other members that send each other PM’s

    Thank you for your Future Vision . :-)

    14th November 2021 at 8:20 pm #563214

    Ganging up?

    I rarely use Pms….certainly not to « gang » up on anyone.

    I,m happy that the site is surveyed….it needs it…


    14th November 2021 at 8:50 pm #563218

    It reminds me when I was at school, global punishments, it has never sorted out the problem, as the trouble makers were still attenting the classroom …..

    14th November 2021 at 8:58 pm #563219

    I havn’t seen any reason to ” survey ” this site , no abusive posts, like there used to be . :unsure:

    15th November 2021 at 1:20 am #563221

    Der…. I dont really understand the problem.

    If someone individually really wants something or personal help, then best they post their contact details in this dialogue box!!

    We all get lots of help/support/engagement via the open forum and long may it be so.

    If someone is/was using private message to create folly or offence person-to-person then how can it be the fault or responsibility of anyone except the sender…..for being a wally, and the recipient….for making their private contact open to the sender?

    What is there in that interaction which can be complained about to the organisers of this site?

    When we get into 2022 and life is lived with Covid after a second winter, I think stuff like this will all be more relaxed.

    PS. hopefully no reader of this is named Wally, in which case….. anticipating a complaint…. I mean no personal offence: it is sort of like all Australian men being called Bruce and women Shiela, just a day to day stereoptype…


    15th November 2021 at 7:41 am #563224

    Are we still allowed to call them Bruce and  Sheila.

    Maybe the cancel club hasn’t got to it yet?

    15th November 2021 at 1:21 pm #563229

    It’s all getting rather complicated…I thought pms were just that…a private message.
    I have certainly in the past used the facility to speak privately to people who may have needed support at a particularly hard time .

    sharing details that I believed were private.

    Not everything can be shared on a public forum.

    15th November 2021 at 6:16 pm #563235

    Exactly, Marmite. I would have liked your post, but it looks like Likes have disappeared as well!

    15th November 2021 at 7:25 pm #563238

    Mine are still here

    15th November 2021 at 8:00 pm #563239

    Happily I already have email contacts for those that I enjoy speaking to privately.


    15th November 2021 at 8:29 pm #563242

    Sorry, folks, my fault, I had my script blocker enabled. Likes are still here.


    16th November 2021 at 2:54 pm #563258

    What is wrong with emails? Private messaging is not actually “private” as it can be read by Admins.

    16th November 2021 at 3:23 pm #563259

    From Future Vision


    At the same time we have seen an increase in the complaints of unacceptable behaviour via private message which we cannot intervene with directly as these posts are private.

    16th November 2021 at 3:49 pm #563260

    Well as usual Moi you have had to wait a while to see if you can state I’m wrong, apologies if I have taken this wrong but Admin only said they can’t take action as the Messages are private, that is not the same as saying Admin can’t read Private messages, as they can.

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