How to PM to members?

Switchman Sep 4, 2015

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  1. Switchman

    Switchman TrainBoard Member

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    Hello Folks
    I looked and looked and tried and tried with out success to see how to PM members/Mods.:(

    So here's another Dumb as a rock question, How do I PM.:oops:
    See ya
    Ron
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    At left side of message, click on the desired user name or their avatar. A small black box pops up. Click on "Start A Conversation". Note- This is different from a "conversation" you might start, from within a user profile. This conversation is private unless you add others, option at bottom of the page for the message you are creating. When you create a conversation within a profile, it is in public view.
     
  3. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ron,

    Also, look for "Inbox" in the bar at the upper right hand part of any page. That's your private message area. Instead of "private message" the terminology is now "conversation." It works better on this platform than the old one as a conversation may include two or more people.

    Charlie
     
  4. Switchman

    Switchman TrainBoard Member

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    Boy, I was confused on the conversation terminology.
    Thanks Charlie
    See ya
    Ron
     
  5. gary60s

    gary60s TrainBoard Member

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    Bump. It seems listing how to do private messages (now called "conversations") is not shown elsewhere. The above instructions work well.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2017
  6. gary60s

    gary60s TrainBoard Member

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    When you use profile posts for messages, it's like using your speakerphone (everybody can hear you). Using "conversations" is as private as you want them to be.
     
  7. mrhedley

    mrhedley TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for the info. I misunderstood and thought conversations were the same as Posts.
     

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