Allow Private messaging on the forum

I think it would be nice to be able to PM other users on the forum.  This would be nice if a user is in need of help and you don't want to clog up the thread with back and fourth messages.

Of course this might not be for everyone so there should also be an option to turn off private messaging if you wanted to or vise versa, do not turn it on by default and the end user has to turn it on if they want to use it. 

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  • Good suggestion.  This would help out a lot on the Buy / Sell boards as well.  It would be nice to be able to exchange email addresses without posting them to a public forum.

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  • Hi Mike, it's an interesting one that we'll have to consider, but it likely won't be launched right away.  As always, thanks for the suggestion.

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  • I also have another twist to this, if the storage of pm's is a hang up for you guys could you just place and email anonomizing (i think that is a word :)) relay in?  Basically similar to craigslist.org setup.  When you post something on their site you can anonomize (not sure if this is a word either :)) your email address.  Basically they host a mail relay and the other person never sees your real email address it goes through something like sale-12344890@craigslist.org and when you respond it is anonymous too.  So this would eliminate you having to store all the PMs.  Just a thought.

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  • Hey folks,

    It's an important feature we're pushing for. 

    You can see we're pushing Zendesk for this functionality already and they are working on a revamp of their forums, so hopefully we'll see something in the coming months.

    I periodically participate in conference calls with Zendesk product management... if I learn anything new, I'll post an update.

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