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hi. exactly how many posts or how long before i get member status? it would be nice if this was addressed in the Help section. thanks.

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lol, more questions, about the 'Send an Email' on a member's profile. i get the not permitted message, this again related to member status and number of posts? also, if an email is not private on a profile, does that mean another member can see it, or the board sends your message to their email address? thanks.

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Uni, these limitations are there for several reasons, but the best explanation is that people who participate and contribute on a regular basis are rewarded with priviledges as their time on the board and number of posts increase.

 

If you scroll on down the main page, there is a feedback forum for asking questions, people check "feedback" a lot to see if someone has questions.

 

Our system automatically gives you privledges as you go along. You will notice them.

 

re the email question - if your communications take place on the board, your info is protected. So, if someone sends you an email via the email link in your profile, you do not get their email address. If you answer them from your email account, you are giving out your email address. If you want your info kept private, only use the board email and private messaging.

 

I'll post the canned message below this for everyone's benefit.

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Sorry for the inconvenience. If you are brand new to the forums, you will not have access to PM's. Look under your member name - if it says "newbies" your access to PM's and board email is restricted.

 

The reason we do this is the overwhelming number of solicitations and scammers who come on the board. Some people are more naive than others, for one thing, and assume that everyone here wants to help them. There are scammers here just like everywhere else. We give these newbs some time to get their feet wet before they get exposed to those bad people behind the scenes, where we can't intervene. Unfortunately newbs with credit troubles are sitting ducks here, so we do what we can within reason to provide some protection at first.

 

The other reason is to discourage the people who come here to sell something - A lot of them know they can't spam the board without getting caught, but they will spam via email or PM if they can. Once they realize they will have to participate for a while (we don't say how long), they go away and find some place that's easier to spam.

 

I know it's inconvenient, but it makes the board a better place to be overall.

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I've been lurking for awhile now as I tend to be very cautious about forums.

CB gets my seal of approval and I will be much more active from now on.

I have been the BK7 route and have learned what not to do!

Now I am here to learn how to be proactive and in control of my credit.

Thanks for the great site.

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Hello,

 

My "status" says member, but I still can't send PMs. Or at least, I got an error message when I tried to send one just a few minutes ago. Of course, I have been getting error messages when I try to post as well and have had to log out, clear my cache and log back in several times today.

 

All the best,

Nicole

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I've been lurking CB for months, but I've finally decided to stick my head out of my shell. There's tons of information here to soak up. :)

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Wow, this was truly helpful! It's good to go over these things. I'm from another credit discussion board, however sometimes some things are a bit different from site to site.

 

This is all self explanatory and easy to follow. Thanks!

 

Elyse

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Super site but Oh so much to take in!!!

Hoping to straighten myself out by next summer.

Current scores are around 540 - soooo bad (TU has me at 450 :good: ! I have so much work to do but the resources here are great.

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a poster on another forum recommended this forum to me, and im glad they did, during college my credit went down hill, the resources here should help me build it back up... great site

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a poster on another forum recommended this forum to me, and im glad they did, during college my credit went down hill, the resources here should help me build it back up... great site

 

If it was Calipso, that would be me. :wave:

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Good Morning Folks,

 

This is the best source of knowledge I've seen in quite a while. I appreciate it. Thanks for giving me the motivation and drive to do what needs to be done.

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Just want to stop in a say hello. I have already started my pursuit of great credit because of this forum. Wish me luck.

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