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Esther Wright
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:50:51 GMT

Hi, is there a way for community members to search for other members or administrators so they can send them messages? I wasn't able to find how how to search for members. Thanks!

Monika
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:54:14 GMT

When you head to the messages tab, the recipient field `type name(s)` has autocomplete. So as you start typing the name of the person you're looking for it'll show you all the options that fit. Regarding administrators, there's a button below the field that gives folks an option to send a message to the administrator that's online or — if no admin is online — to all administrators.

Esther Wright
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:59:50 GMT

Monika, thanks for getting back to me so quickly. You mentioned there is a messages tab. Where is this tab? Is it possible to have this tab up along with the My Feed and All Posts tabs? What do you mean by there is a button below the field that give folks an option to send a message to the administrator online? I'm not seeing this. Thanks so much for your help :)

Monika
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:21:16 GMT

When you were asking about sending messages, it sounded like you were asking about sending folks private messages. As such, I assumed you were talking about the [messaging](https://learn.muut.com/overview/messaging) segment of Muut.

Esther Wright
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:08:17 GMT

Thanks for your reply, I appreciate it! Another questions, is it possible to have my muut forum open to the public but when someone logs on they only see their posts in each channel and not every else's?

Monika
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:27:38 GMT

I'm not sure what you're asking? How are users going to engage in discussion if they can't view everyone else's posts? Could you help me understand more clearly what you're looking to accomplish?

Esther Wright
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:28:36 GMT

What I want to do is have people post in each channel and be able to talk to the admin of the forum but no see anyone else comments. Is this possible?

Monika
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:53:51 GMT

So, you're essentially looking for a private chat or support system?

Esther Wright
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:13:52 GMT

Yes, I would like to have a private chat system for anyone who come to the site that my admins can talk to. Do you know how I can do that?

Monika
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:21:04 GMT

Sounds like you're looking for just the [standalone messaging](https://learn.muut.com/advanced-embedding/advanced-messaging#standalone-messaging-on-existing-page) system

Esther Wright
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:08:33 GMT

That sounds more like it. Thanks for the help!