driedfruit wrote:Is a very good idea. However, this could lead you to a situation where you can't reply at all. Would it be nice if that feature was tweaked to allow replies to users who posted you?
I just don't feel right visiting random topics and adding irrelevant comments just to increase my post count.
What do you think?
It's a fine idea, but there's no simple way to do it. It would be necessary to get a list of users who have PMed you in the past X time and then cross check that with the user who you want to PM. In others words, a bit of a mess.
As has been mentioned, I'm not sure who would need to PM you before your post count is 5. Realistically, you would have at least 1 posts for someone to even consider PMing you. That leaves only 4 before the restriction is lifted. On a board of this size, it is very easy to find 4 topics where you could contribute a wise thought, if you really must use the PM feature immediately.