Originally Posted by mary and bob
I got a PM from another member and couldn't respond because of the same message that Tom got.
If he doesn't allow PMs, why send one???
Good question...the answer lies in the system itself.
It's my understanding that one can change the settings at will, which means that I, for example, could set my preferences to "send/receive P.M.'s" just long enough to send a message, but then change them back to "will not participate" immediately thereafter.
I s'pose it's possible, though, that one with that "privacy" setting would still be allowed to send
messages to those that allow them, but not be required to receive responses.
My advice would be to ignore any P.M.'s one receives and is prevented from responding to.