Private Messages

Important information from RAILROAD.NET site administrators. Need help using this site? Check here first! Your question may already have been answered here.

Moderator: Jeff Smith

Posts: 4926
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:12 pm
Location: Off the Q main near Parkville MO

Private Messages

Post by John_Perkowski » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:43 am


Using the Private Message function of is a privilege, not a right. In recent days, we received a complaint from an honorable member of long standing. This member is in position to provide much information to our board.

He received an inordinate number of questions by PM from another member. Jeff finally cut off that second members' PM privileges.

Think about do you really need to PM, vice publicly posting a question, before you send a message.

Many thanks.
~John Perkowski: Moderator: General Discussion: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Equipment
Assistant Administrator:
Jeff Smith & Greg Primrose now own!

Jeff Smith
Site Admin
Posts: 8592
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:28 am
Location: If it's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium

Re: Private Messages

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:21 pm

To add: there is also a feature to report Private Messages (PM's). It works (basically) the same as reporting a post.

I take PM abuse even more seriously than flame wars in threads. Just. Don't. Do. It. I'm loathe to suspend and/or ban members and lock topics, but harass a fellow member? Please don't. People who are knowledgeable about railroading, or certain facets thereof, are assets here. I'm not going to lose them because someone is annoying them.

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Next stop, Willoughby
~el Jefe ("Jeff Smith Rules") :: RAILROAD.NET Site Administrator/Co-Owner

Return to “News, Announcements, FAQ and Help”