Private messages are disabled on this forum. But improving efficiency and volume of communication between members could be greatly beneficial to the community and its largest common space is right here. Is it possible to set up private messaging so that only users that participate in the same threads with legitimate posts can message each other? That would probably satisfy +90% of the need for private messaging and eliminate nearly all abuse. For using other messaging channels you need to find public contact information which is mostly impossible. Also the contactee can never be sure it’s really the same person as on the forum. If the most active users fear being overwhelmed by private messages, they can exempt themselves. Maybe there can also be a time limit, but I’m not sure that would be so good. I’m aware resources are limited, this is just an idea I wanted to share.