To send a PM ( private message)

1) click on a members name - takes you to their profile page and then you can click on 'Contact (their name)" which takes you to the PM section. The person to whom you are sending the pm to name appears under the 'Add Recipients' box in the "Recipients" section. This gives you a new pm to which you need to add a subject and then type your message and click on Submit in the usual way.

2) click on the 'Speech bubble' icon under the members username/avatar in the panel to the right of their message. This will bring up the pm section with the message you are replying to shown in quotes in the message box and using the title of the original topic. You can either reply at the bottom of their message are delete it and just type your reply and click on submit in the usual way.

3) Click on the Private Message tab at the top of the page on the righthand side of the grey banner. Click on 'New PM'. Now you will have to "Add Recipient" - type the members username EXACTLY as it appears in any of their messages, then click on "Add". If you mistype their username it will tell you the user doesn't exist. Then add a subject and then type your message and click on Submit in the usual way.

To check for PMs
Click on the Private Message tab at the top of the page on the righthand side of the grey banner. Click on any messages listed to read them. Once you gave received 200 messages, you will have to delete some before others can be released into your inbox.

You can set up notifications to alert you to PMs via your User Control Panel.