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Forum Direct Messaging

is there a personal message feature? why can’t i find it?

@Trendecide, i have a trick for you on my unit website. link is in my profile.

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Direct Messaging has been disabled in the Scouting Forums except when a moderator initiates the conversation because youth have access to these forums. Discourse does not have a way to ensure Youth Protection requirements are met. Because of this, the BSA decided to disable direct messaging in the forums.

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Ah, that explains why I could never find it.

Are invites also turned off? I hope not, because how else will I get that Promoter badge! Seeing that the only two people with it are a “Scoutbook User Advisory Council” member and an “IT Team” member, I’m guessing I won’t be getting that badge anytime soon…

Maybe this was the wrong platform for Scouting to use then?

Or, maybe that’s a reasonable sacrifice given the total package of what the BSA was looking for in a forum replacement.

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TeeJay,

The promoter badge was applied to the SUAC and IT members profiles when we were testing Discourse, prior to the APIs being written that automatically added Scoutbook users to Discourse.

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