Received Private Message - Not Authorized To See It?

I received a private message from Certis today but I am not authorized to access my messages?

Same. Guessing a bug.

Same

Same. Hey, at least it brought me back!

Glad to see I wasn't alone.. lol

I just received the same. Apparently "new" users cannot access private messages as per this thread https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/...

However, as my PM was from the same user and I haven't even logged in here in almost a decade I've got a feeling it's probably spam.

sycopat wrote:

I just received the same. Apparently "new" users cannot access private messages as per this thread https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/...

However, as my PM was from the same user and I haven't even logged in here in almost a decade I've got a feeling it's probably spam.

Seems an odd way of trying to spur content. Especially since I'm not even sure I see a post count anywhere to see where you're at. Though I suppose if you were trying to get old, previously inactive but valid accounts to check in, that's one way to do it.. haha

Same here... But somehow I'm glad to be back Have a great day/night everyone!

Same for me.

Hope it gets fixed

Good to know! Time to get back in, I guess

Same. That's annoying that it was spam. From "Certis."

Same

They tricked me!

me too..havent been here in years..just came across this though..just might entice me ..NEW COD WWII game

https://www.callofduty.com/wwii

I've been an occasional lurker but loyal listener... email was one way to drive traffic (I kid...)

Anyone know what Certis had to say since it will likely be a bit before I hit ~20 posts?

You have to make 20 posts before you can access PMs. The message was indeed from Certis alerting everyone to this year's donation drive.

It's nice it brought some folks back though! Hope you all stick around.

It is the announcement of the annual donation drive!

Only 19 more to go I guess.... lol

Guess I'll just have to post instead of lurk so I can read whatever that was

Contents of the PM for those curious, but not curious to post enough times to gain access to PMs.

Certis wrote:

Hey everyone!

The 2017 GWJ Donation Drive has launched and we're raising awareness for the Patreon we run and opening the doors for Paypal donations for the month of September!

If you’d like to help GWJ keep the lights on, remain ad-free, keep building the amazing community, keep pumping out great content, keep the Gamers With Jobs Conference Call going, pay our writers, moderators, programmers, hosting fees, keep making videos and RPG podcasts and all kinds of stuff then go to our Patreon page to sign up for a monthly donation or you can also hit up Paypal for a one-time donation if you prefer that method!

[One important note -- if you do support the site and want the rewards make sure the email you use for Patreon is the same one you use for your GWJ account. See the front page post for more info.]

For all the information on our stretch goals, forum tags and more visit the main page!

Thanks for your kind attention and support! Even if you can't chip in, thanks very much for being a member of the community. GWJ has been running for over 14 years now and it wouldn't be the same without you!

I really need to quit lurking and start posting

Thank you for the contents of the message @Stengah.

I knew if I turned to the Forums I'd find a Solution, haha. Looks Like I need to do more than post once every three years or so.

though lately work has me so busy I'm lucky to even play games anymore, the sadness

It's been years for me as well. I haven't been keeping up with the podcast as i should either. Time to remendy that!

I think a lot of us who just like the read the forums and not post are in the same boat.

Sorry for the hassle, there was a huge problem with PM spam coming from new Coffee Grinder accounts, most of you didn't feel it because you weren't on the receiving end. It was an emergency measure in response to a pretty big issue.

We've re-enabled PM box access for now and are looking into some middle ground, but I'd rather not have people getting PM spam* randomly every day.

*unless it's from me

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I'm impressed you get emails! I've done everything I can and still can't manage to get notifications for a new message.

It's become clear that Microsoft emails (Live, Hotmail, Outlook) have blacklisted mail.gamerswithjobs.com for ... who the hell knows. So much so emails don't even reach people from us if they use their services. I've poked around but I don't see any easy way to dispute that with Microsoft. If anyone has any insight I'm all ears.

We're updating the registration page to reflect the issue.