This is a new process we've introduced, in order to eliminate the number of spammy/unsolicited messages that was a problem in the old forum.

Member A follows Member B. This enables Member A to see all their posts under the "Members" link at the top

If Member B does not follow Member A, then Member A cannot send Member B a private message.

Member B will get an alert in their Messages box to notify them that Member A has followed them. Member B can choose to follow or not. But cannot disallow Member A to follow them.

Feel free to post any questions you have about Private Messages here. smilesmilesmile