Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Private Message Posting / Mod Help
This is a old subject that I have tackled several times, it keeps coming up, some peoples approach is if it isn't broken don't fix it, at times I get tired of hearing that and try to keep a open mind, if everyone held the approach we would still have a steam car and be burning coal, then again, the people south of me could trigger world war 3 and none of this will matter, because we will be just matter.
So rather than post in the staff forum or general comments, I ask the input from everyone, just 2 days ago another How Do I send PM thread is started. Well if you read previous posts of this thread it becomes apparent the number 5 is the number.
Personally, I just as soon leave it as is, however I see the largest problem being new members, having difficulty navigating the forum, asking for help but unable to ask a mod. If it were possible, I would suggest changing the PM restriction to 1 post for mods and staff and leaving the 5 post count for everyone else. The reasoning for after 1 post is, I don't want spammers or anyone else sending a malicious email, if a spammer registered , usually the 1 post gets caught in the moderated Que, so the post count remains at 0 until mods approve the post, this would enable new members to ask for help from a Mod, usually just posting in their thread gets a similar response.
If someone wants to start a poll, go for it,I just have made too many attempts to fix this and it doesn't affect me, getting tired of stirring the pot.
Beyond that, I am going to leave it up to others to chime in here.
Last edited by onewizard; 09-08-2017 at 10:04 AM.