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k9frizb

join:2013-01-25
Lovettsville, VA

Sudden IM restrictions

Hi all,

I've been having a pleasant IM conversation with another user here, and suddenly when trying to reply to a recent IM, I am getting the following message:

"New or unknown members need a qualifying period before they can use the IM system"

I have confirmed my email address and been able to use IMs just fine before today. Did something change?



cabana
Department of Adjustments
Premium,Mod
join:2000-07-07
New York, NY

oops ... sorry

We are doing some upgrades on the back end ... looks like there is a zig ... when there should have been a zag.

Working in it ... thanks for your patience.



Pacrat
Old and Cranky
Premium,MVM
join:2001-03-10
Cortland, OH
kudos:2
reply to k9frizb

Sounds like the IM system got crossed up with the "unsolicited" IM restrictions. I believe that restriction is five or so.



tmpchaos
Requiescat in pace
Co-Lead Mod
join:2000-04-28
Hoboken, NJ
reply to k9frizb

Per OP, solved.


ProfDigory

join:2011-06-02
Los Osos, CA
reply to k9frizb

Happening to me today. I am in my second year, so am not new, but also not very active. I received the same message: "New or unknown members need a qualifying period before they can use the IM system".



nwrickert
sand groper
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join:2004-09-04
Geneva, IL
kudos:7
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said by ProfDigory:

..., but also not very active.

That's likely to be the cue.

I see you as having a longevity of one post (the one to which I am replying). I have the impression that the number of posts is an important indicator for dslreports. That may be why you are consider new.

As far as I know, the restriction for new members, is on the sending of usolicited PMs. If you are replying to another PM, then I don't think that is restricted.
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