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in_reality
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Can't respond to PM

Post by in_reality » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:05 pm

Hi,

I received a PM but was unable to respond with the error "Some users couldn’t be added as they have disabled private message receipt.".

So either:

a) the user turned off PM's after sending it to me
b) users can send PM's with receipt disabled
or
c) saving a PM as a draft and using 'load draft' induces and an error (unlikely I think as I still can't reply directly from my inbox). I originally had saved a draft before trying to reply.

If it's case b, that should be changed in the site settings or filed as a bug with phpBB.
[60% US _ 26% DEV _ 14% EM] | (-16% LC _ +8% MC _ +8% SC) | [47% FND/VAL _ 40% MKT _ 7% MOM _ 6% REIT] | (+/- 5% or *25% rebalancing bands)

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Re: Can't respond to PM

Post by in_reality » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:35 pm

Follow up:

I contacted the user who sent the PM by following up in the thread. They said that "I think I figured out the PM problem - it was something in my setting from a when I first became a boglehead a few years ago. My apologies for the inconvenience!".

It's a funny setting to have ... can send but can't receive PMs.
[60% US _ 26% DEV _ 14% EM] | (-16% LC _ +8% MC _ +8% SC) | [47% FND/VAL _ 40% MKT _ 7% MOM _ 6% REIT] | (+/- 5% or *25% rebalancing bands)

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