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xxxxxxxxxxxx has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her.

How about saying this BEFORE I spend a good deal of time composing a message and not afterwards :(

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I click on "send PM to xxx"
How at that point is it not possible to figure out that sending a PM to xxx will fail?

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> How at that point is it not possible to figure out that sending a PM
> to xxx will fail?

Technically, it's pretty much possible. I guess what you speak of is a default vBulletin behavior and hence remains that way. Though such things don't happen very often, it's but logical that such a check be in place.

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It's probably a field in a table in a database.... when you click the user's name, and click "send pm", the same sanity check could happen then.

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Basically that would really bulk up the SQL query that fetches posts each time a thread is displayed and IMHO is unnecessary for the extra resources it would take.

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>Basically that would really bulk up the SQL query that fetches posts
>each time a thread is displayed
Why would you need to query each time a thread is displayed? When I click "send a private message to cscgal", I go to the following link:
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&u=1

Why at that point (after I click on the link) can't the system let me know if the person specified in the link has disabled private messaging?

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