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Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by azdave35, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. azdave35


    Mar 25, 2008
    is there a way to send private messages on the forum?
  2. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I believe that messages are private between paying members.
  3. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Yep, buy a membership level that allows them.
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  4. Krav

    Krav Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2013
  5. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    They are what is now called a conversation, I think you can open it to others if you list their usernames or keep it private.
  6. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    You need a paid membership for PMing, but you can leave a message on their profile page
  7. urbantrapper


    Dec 13, 2018
    Do you mean to say I cannot message another member on here without paid membership? How is one supposed to make a knife transaction without a paid membership? Are paid members not allowed to purchase knives that are for sale?
  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Non paying members post on the profile page. It's public.
  9. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    You have the ability to leave public visitor’s messages on members’ profiles, or you can post your email address in a comment on the sales thread for a seller to contact you through. You can buy anything you want without needing any fancy membership, but simple privacy is limited to those who support the site.
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  10. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    You can absolutely buy from a member, but you would have to post your email (for example) in their sales thread. You can go back and edit it out later. You cannot sell without a paid membership.
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  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    You can post in the sales thread, or leave a message on the sellers profile...or buy a paid membership that allows PMs.
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  12. Frozen Bear Trading

    Frozen Bear Trading KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 22, 2019
    Buy a membership. This maybe the only useful place on the entire internet.
  13. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    DO NOT post your email in a thread as anyone browsing the internet can view the thread and snag your email. Better to post it as a Profile Post. You must have a Bladeforums account to view a members profile so it is at least semi private. You can always edit your email out after private contact has been made.

    Upgrading to a paid membership is the best way to utilize the Exchange and it is quite inexpensive. Only $10 a year gets a Basic Membership.
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  14. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Editing the email address out once contact is made leaves the email address up for a matter of hours at worst, and minutes as best. But yeah, a basic membership is easier.

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