Remove PM restrictions on new accounts?

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thetealetter
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:04 pm

I was wondering if we could remove the restrictions on PMs for new accounts? I totally get why we want to restrict it in the first place (bots, spammers, etc.), but after I posted my introductory post I received a PM from someone in my area wanting to connect. Unfortunately, due to being a new account I actually can't reply! Would hate for this person to think I don't want to get back in touch with them.
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:07 pm

i sympathize with you.

however, in a way, restricting PM access for new users is even more important than auditing public messages from an anti-spam perspective because we don't have a mechanism in place (nor would we want one) for monitoring PMs due to their private nature.

if it's any consolation, it doesn't take long for a user to get PM access. don't ask for the specifics of how it happens, but it looks like you have access now ;)
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