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Changes to New Member Permissions on TGO -- Why Can't I Send a Private Message?

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Nothing adds more enjoyment to the act of coming together to celebrate the Second Amendment quite like seeing our numbers expand.   Newcomers bring fresh perspectives, new ideas, practical questions and exciting new energy.  We love to see new members joining the Tennessee Gun Owners community!

In order to improve the way new members are integrated into the community, we are making some changes.


First... As a newcomer, you will begin your journey with us as with the New Member designation. 

  • Special Badge:  Your content will have a special indicator letting folks know that you are new to TGO will be shown on your content whenever you post. 
  • Private Messages:  You will be able to receive and reply to private messages, but you will not be able to create them.  This helps us combat spam accounts.



Second...  After you have been with us for at least ten (10) days and contributed to public content at least ten (10) times, your account will be moved to Active Member status.

  • Private Messages:  Once you have Active Member status, you will be able to send new private messages as well as receive and reply to them.
  • Ten Days, Ten Posts:  Again, you can automatically move out of New Member status by being with us for at least 10 days and making at least 10 public posts.



But what about Benefactors? 

  • All of the above can be bypassed by becoming a Benefactor member.   You can do that by clicking here.
  • A Benefactor membership is a cheap way to support the TGO community monetarily.
  • It gives you the ability to make non-commercial ads in our Trading Post forums.
  • It bypasses all of the new member restrictions.


Our Benefactor members truly have "skin in the game" and are the lifeblood of TGO.  We hope that you will consider becoming one, if not now - down the road. 







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