How do I contact a user directly?

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How do I contact a user directly? For example is it possible to send a message to someone directly via an inbox?
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Flubberdash

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Thanks! I've tried to send a message to a user but it keeps saying user not found. I've typed the name as it appears on their page in the "to" section of the form.
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James Joul

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If you go to their profile page, there's a message button on the right side under the header. 
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Flubberdash

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Hm can't seem to find it - and believe me I've looked. Surely it can't be that complicated to send someone a message?!
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It looks like a mail/ envelope icon positioned just above and to the right of the "About Me" section. Make sure you're logged into Last.fm.

If it's still not there, it's possible that the user you're trying to message has added you to their "ignore" list. 

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Thanks for that. It seems the message feature is missing from all users' profile pages at this moment in time - this might be because I only made this account last week. But I'm definitely sure it's not due to anyone putting me on their ignore list. I only created the account to see if an artist would be willing to work on a documentary I'm doing, and I haven't been able to even contact anyone thus far but I've messaged them on facebook so let's hope they get back to me soon. Thanks again!
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New accounts are restricted from accessing some basic features to help prevent spam and abuse so that probably explains it. You'd need a few hundred Scrobbles or so on your profile first. I suppose in this example that isn't very clear, but usually you'll be shown a message telling you to Scrobble some music first! 

Facebook and Twitter would definitely be the best ways to contact an artist, though! There's very little interaction between artists and fans on Last.fm, unfortunately. 

Good luck with your documentary  :)