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Message 24534 - Posted: 8 Aug 2012, 5:44:34 UTC
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I just tried to send a PM to Eric and Igor with a copy to myself. I like to send a copy to myself so that my inbox will always have a copy of what I've sent. If you don't include yourself, you wont have a permanent record if the recipient doesn't include your text in their reply (if any).

The system seems to have problems sending 3 copies of one message. The response I got was (the typo belongs to the system - not me :-).)

You are not allowed to send privates messages so often. Please wait some time before sending more messages.

The 'problem' must be a limit on the number of recipients since this is the only PM I've tried to send recently. Maybe this restriction could be eased a bit.

EDIT: I just tried resending the message with only two recipients, Igor and myself. This time it worked.
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Gary.
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Message 24535 - Posted: 8 Aug 2012, 7:50:45 UTC - in response to Message 24534.  

I think that's a standard feature of the BOINC server code - I hit the same problem at SETI (incuding the same typo) a couple of years ago. I think you'll find the first two messages got through OK, it was only the third which got blocked.

IIRC, the restriction doesn't apply to Moderator accounts, which may be why you haven't come across it at Einstein. We had some correspondence with (I think) David Anderson about the issue - I'll try to dig it out.
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Message 24537 - Posted: 8 Aug 2012, 9:21:16 UTC

Ah - slight memory lapse.

It was our problem at SETI that led to changeset [trac]changeset:21328[/trac]. The rest of the discussion is in the boinc_alpha archives for April 2010 (thread "Private Message limit on BOINC forums").
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