I have decided to enable PM (private messaging) in these forums again.

I had previously disabled this system due to repeated abuse. It wasn't so much a spam or nastiness problem, it's just that people wouldn't stop PM-ing other users asking for private help. The point of public forums is that everyone gets to share the benefits. Our users were getting very annoyed at being hounded for private advice, in some cases even when their sig asked people not to do so.

Therefore I ask everyone to only use PMs when they are necessary. Don't PM someone if a public message would suffice. Most of the time I recommend only using PM if someone has specifically asked you to PM them.

And finally, please let me know if there are any problems with the PM system. I don't have time to check it properly now so there may be issues I'm not aware of.

Thanks and enjoy.