By “global” I meant all the folders and boxes that a user has count toward the users limit, just cleaning out the Inbox may not get a user under their individual limit.
Are you saying there’s a grand total limit on the number of PM’s all users can send in the entire forum, call it 1,000?
When 100 member each reach 10 PM’s nobody can send a PM, even though the personal limit is 25 per member until enough members delete enough PM’s?
It doesn’t work that way, nor can an individual user be lowered from 50 to 20.
When I was on extra special probation for stating the truth about a liberal troll, my PM max got choked to 20 messages instead of 50. I guess that we can’t have truth tellers spreading the truth even on PMs unless they dump the ones that they have been saving.
Each usergroup is assigned a total number of allowed PM’s and there is no way to set a global maximum for the forum or even a usergroup, just the members of a usergroup.
From the help box in Private Message Permissions any specific spesific Usergroup.
Maximum Stored Messages
This permission determines how many private messages members of this group can have in their private message folders.
If a user reaches this limit then they will need to delete some PMs before they can receive anymore.
Same info here:
Change or Increase vBulletin Maximum Number of Total Allowed Private Messages (PM)
*vBulletin community forums set the default total maximum allowed private messages number to be stored on server for each user group to 50 upon installation. Private message or more commonly known simply as PM is an important channel for forum members to communicate with each other in private. Thus, maximum number of 50 PMs allowed to store by each users in private messages inbox and sent items combined is probably not enough for most active members. In this case, increasing the limit of stored PM allowed is the way to go.
vBulletin designs in such a way that administrator can set the maximum number of PM messages that each user in a particular usergroup are allowed to store in PM folders.** The value of the stored PM limit is not a global setting, thus you won’t be able to find any option to set the parameter in “vBulletin Options**”.
To change or increase or decrease the maximum number of stored PM allowed in vBulletin, go to AdminCP (Admin Control Panel). In the left pane, click on “Usergroup Manager” under “Usergroup” section. Then select “Edit Usergroup” in the drop down list and click on “Go” button next to the user group that you want to change to have more, or less PM storage space limit. A full options page for the usergroup selected will load. Scroll down to “Private Message Permissions” section. You will see “Maximum Stored Messages” option. By default, if never changed before, it will have the value of 50 in the text box. Increase or decrease the value to the number of PMs you want to allow members of this usergroup to store. Click on “Update” button at the bottom when done.*
I think this is a server issue, RO also has problems with image attachements, new member surveys, and maybe others.