No email link on members pages-no way to email them

Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)February 25, 2008

Am I the only one bothered by this?

Anyone who cares to, feel free to copy and paste my 'usual' message to those with no email links. Don't be shy.

I thought you might like to know there is no email link on your member page, thus no way to email you.

To set up your email, just go to the bottom on any page here, and click on Member Pages

Then click on Edit your Personal Information, Page, and Preferences

You will then probably be asked to login in again.

Then check the box Allow other users to send you email via forms at our site.

That will place a link on your member page.

While there editing, you may want to fill in your state abbreviation. It goes in the one box provided for the garden zone (and state abbreviation).

Happy Gardening and trading.

I see many OP members come back to their thread to reply that they often cannot reach one or more members. How frustrating that must be, especially when it is an offer of seeds for sasbe.

I estimate that 50% of the members who are new to the trading boards seem to have no email link on their member page. I have noticed too that most of them have chosen to Show their email addy to Members. To see it, just click on their Journal and follow the links and you can then see it. When I click on it there, it opens up Outlook Express (for me) and since I don't use that program, I don't mail from there, but instead copy and paste the addy into my Hotmail.

I've also noticed that about 90% have chosen to show their addys to at least members.

Sue...resident busy body

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ollierose

Ha Sue! You are a trip! I agree - it is frustrating, especially when you a really want to trade with someone! Wait, does mine even show up?!?!?! Heehee!

Diana

    Bookmark   February 25, 2008 at 2:30PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Wait, does mine even show up?!?!?! Heehee!
You too are a trip...yes, it had best show up...and it does!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2008 at 2:43PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

It drives me nuts!!!!! You know mine is available...lol....

    Bookmark   February 25, 2008 at 3:00PM
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jaleeisa(6b Oklahoma)

I also set mine up in place of a website on my profile page. Might not be the use that was intended for it, but it's there. And I think I actually put it at the top of my trade list. I noticed several people have done this along with trading instructions. Myself, I adore gardening and want to make it as easy for others as possible to reach me!

Kathy

    Bookmark   February 25, 2008 at 3:21PM
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luvsgrtdanes

Yeah it bugs me too -:) I like to reply right from my email when I post a trade or SASBE. I don't always have time to go back to the thread to look someone up and email them through GW. I don't want someone to think I am ignoring them. I'm not I just can't find them!! âº

    Bookmark   February 26, 2008 at 4:14PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

sheesh...about 7 more seen today...both new and older members. I kind of think that the links on some of the older members might have disappeared at some time due to a GW glitch.

Glad I'm not actively trading much these days. It would bug the crap outta me....but it really in no one's fault.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 1:35AM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

Well, who is this "no one" and how do we hold them accountable?...lol...jk.:)

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 1:47AM
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west_texas_peg(8a West Cen TX)

Very frustrating to see a post where a member offers something I would love to swap for, only to discover there is no way to contact them or I may have something they want but no way to contact them. Have had people to say they are afraid of SPAM...I don't believe any of the spam I get comes from GW (think it comes from Gmail but that is another story).

Peggy

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 10:40AM
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SmokyMist(7 East TN)

I will not even trade with anyone who you can't reach, who doesn't have a trade list up, etc. ( unless it's somebody I know and have traded with before )OR ( and this may sound harsh), those that join and the same day they join come in asking for a long list of things and offering to 'take these plants off my hands' for postage. Had a few people do this recently, and I thought...what...are my plants bothering me and I should be grateful for somebody to take them off my hands ? LOLOL

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 2:16PM
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dragonflymom03

I will be fixing my account so that my email does show up. I have been learning so much from this site in the last couple of days.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 12:48PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Good for you dragon! I see you fixed it already! Proud of ya!

Could I ask one more thing maybe? Would you mind adding in your state abbreviation along side of your zone in the one box provided for the zone

As you can see above...everyone has a location listed...If you ever advance to any kind of plant, bulb, rhizome, leaf, cutting trading (and you might), some members (me usually)will not respond to a trade post if they (me) are clueless about a location. It is a postage/temp/days in shipping thing I consider when doing those kinds of trades?

Sue

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 1:10PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

bump...still even more with no member email links...sigh.

lilyrose has been having computer issues. I haven't heard from her in a while. She said many folks responded to her (huge) sase offer, and there was no way to email them...sigh.

I fear she may not even be on line, and was tempted to post to her thread and attempt to either get it stopped, or try and let some members know they have no email link, thus are unreachable.....sigh...but I really hate to butt in...so in the interim, I'll just bump this back up and hope it helps someone be aware they have no email link...sigh

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 1:40PM
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littleonefb

Well, I am still one of those without my personal e-mail addy listed on my member page, but can have e-mail sent to me through GW.

In the past, I have had my addy listed and have had serious problems with spam mail that comes from other forums on GW.

Since I post on quite a few of the other forums on GW, I found that some of them do have their fair share of spam type posts; advertising for various websites, products etc.

When my e-mail addy was available for anyone to see, these posts would pop up on these other GW forums and within an hour or so I would have the spam coming to my e-mail box about the product, site etc.

Once I realized where all this spam was coming from, I removed my addy from my member page, and that was the end of the spam coming from here.

Hope you all understand why I no longer have my e-mail addy available to see, but as I said, you can send it through GW and I would say that 95% of the time I don't have a problem getting it.

Fran

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 2:30PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hope you all understand why I no longer have my e-mail addy available to see,

I understand Fran (though I have had no 'real' problems in 4 years). I imagine if you post to someone's thread, that you additionally email the OP as well. I do that myself a good bit, as often I don't want to list something maybe considered 'quite special' in a thread as it is limited and only 'offered' for something else quite special to me.

I found out the hard way a long time back, that by offering some quite special heirloom seeds on a thread reply, I started getting some 'cold' emails for the seeds.

Sue

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 7:42AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

2 for 2...just clicked on 2 new unfamiliar to me member names...bingo...2 new members, and no email links...no time to copy and paste in my instructions...hope maybe someone else can/will. poor noobs...

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 1:01PM
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