I am trying to send a private message using http://www.intoeetive.com/docs/messaging.html:

        <input type="hidden" name="recipients" value='{exp:channel:entries channel="profiles" entry_id="{segment_2}"}{screen_name}{/exp:channel:entries}'/>
        <input type="hidden" name="subject" value=""/>
        <textarea class="span12" rows="5" name="message" id="message"></textarea>
        <button type="submit" class="btn">Send Message</button>

When I go to the page that contains the above code, I get the following error:

You are not authorized to perform this action

I'm using Safecracker Registration -- and that's why I have to get the {screen_name} that way (it gets it correctly). Any idea what's going on?

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The user was not in a member group that could send private messages. Problem solved.

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