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Subject: Help Me Understand the New Buddy System
Date Posted: 2/9/2008 12:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2005
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Can someone explain how this is supposed to work?  I got an email yesterday from PBS saying a member had requested me as a buddy. I click on the link but it merely takes me to the PBS homepage.

I checked in my Buddy Area - but nothing there.

I tried to PM the member, but it appears I can only send messages to Buddies now. Which, since she isn't my buddy, is impossible.

I must be missing something. Seems awfully convoluted.

Date Posted: 2/9/2008 12:35 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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Hi Jo,

To find that request, go to your Buddy List, then click on Buddy List Invitations to find that particular name. 

Date Posted: 2/9/2008 12:49 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2008
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I tried to PM the member, but it appears I can only send messages to Buddies now. Which, since she isn't my buddy, is impossible.

 

I have no problem PM'ing people who aren't buddies --

Date Posted: 2/9/2008 1:24 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2005
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Thanks Marsha - I didn't notice that hyperlink.

Kris - how to do you PM others? When I go to the message are and choose "new message", it only has a drop down list of current buddy names. I can select from those entries but cannot overtype a non-buddy.

Note - I know I can PM someone in the midst of a transaction with PM link provided in that section.

But how can you simply initiate a PM to someone? 

Now that I think about it, maybe one has to go to their profile or booklist and PM them from there. I could try that. Perhaps that's what you meant.

Date Posted: 2/10/2008 12:28 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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Yes, there is a PM button on people's profiles & bookshelves, there's also one on every post they make. You can use any of those buttons to PM someone not on your buddy list.