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OT - Messages: Fixed

Aniki-Moderator's picture

All, the Messaging problem should be fixed.

Comment below if you still have problems

Issue: People have only been able to message Friends. Attempts to send to anyone not on your friend list generated the following errors: 

             <MemberName> does not have an established relationship with you.

             You are not allowed to send this message because all recipients are blocked.


If you do NOT want to receive messages from anyone (Admin/Moderators cannot be blocked), do the following:

  1. Click on the little person in the upper-right.
  2. Click on My account.
  3. Click on Edit.
  4. Scroll down and uncheck Enable private messages.


If you need to block someone:

  1. Click on the little person in the upper-right.
  2. Click on Messages.
  3. Open the message and click on Block. OR...
  4. Click on Blocked users.
  5. In Username, type in the name of the user you wish to block. (Separate multiple names with commas).
  6. Click Block user.


Please let me know if you have any other problems. Smile


JRI's picture

Hi, Aniki, I have a question.  First, let me say I'm so computer illiterate, I'm doing good just to turn my phone on and off.  And, I'm not on Facebook.  I've received several friend requests and, apparently incorrectly, thought they referred to Facebook so I disregarded them.  But is friend status something different on Steptalk?  Thanks.

Aniki-Moderator's picture

Hi, JRI. If you click on the little person and look under My relationships, you will see tabs for Current, Received requests, and Sent requests.

  • Current - accepted friend requests
  • Received - requests sent that are awaiting acceptance/denial
  • Sent - friend requests you sent to other members

This current Message issue is a setup - designed to stop spammers/trolls - allows only those listed in Current to message you. Once the the setup is changed back to the way it was, everyone can message you unless you turn it off. 

I hope that helps. Smile

JRI's picture

Thanks, Aniki.