How to Send a Direct Message

The Discourse Platform that the Fairphone Forum is built on allows users to send Private Messages to one another. In order to send PMs you need to have at least the Basic User level of access on the forum.

A new user gets Basic User level of access when they have entered at least 5 topics, read at least 30 posts and spent a total of 10 minutes reading posts.

There are a number of ways to send a Private Message depending on where you are in the Forum:

  • If you are in a Topic, click on a users avatar next to their post and then on the pop up screen (shown below) click on the :email: Message button:

  • You can also do the same by visiting a users profile and clicking the :email: Message button.

  • If you have already entered into a Private Message chat with another user, you can see your conversation again by going to the “Messages” section in your Profile by double-clicking the :email: button in your avatar menu.

  • You can also search for a user by entering their @ username in the search box