Conversations (AKA PMs, Personal Messages)

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  1. Stefan

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    Personal messages (PMs) between members have been replaced with conversations. There are several ways to start a conversion with a member.

    Member Card

    Click on the “Start a Conversation” link found in the member card.
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    User Profile Page

    From the user profile page, click on the “Information” tab followed by the “Start a Conversation” link.
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    Inbox

    Click on “Inbox” followed by the “Start a New Conversation” button.
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    Conversations
    You can include multiple members and attachments in a conversation. Once a conversation has been started, you can invite others to join in. Members who are invited to join an ongoing conversation will see the entire conversation.
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    All members that are part of a conversation will get an inbox notification when a new conversation is started or a new message has been added.
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    View Conversations
    To view new and existing conversations, click on the “Inbox” link.
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    To invite others to a conversation, click on the “Invite More” link from within the conversation and add their user name(s). New members who are invited to join an ongoing conversation will see the entire history of the conversation.
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    Delete/Leave a Conversation

    To delete or leave a conversation, click on the “Leave Conversation” link from within the conversation.
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    Can others now see my "conversations"?

    For example, I gave a member my phone number in a PM a few years ago, can other members beside the recipient, look back and see our conversation and get my phone number?
     
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    No. Only you and the participants in the conversation have access to it.
     
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    OK. I guess I am confusing it with those profile posts that you can see on the main page. Some of those appear to be personal messages between two people, yet everyone can see what they are saying when they first log on.
     
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    Profile posts can be viewed by any member who is logged in to the forum.
     

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