It's just a question, but have any of you been in a situation on here where the ability to private message in real time would have made something so much easier?YES, many times. I'd like to see the ability to send a message, even if it's just a regular, not instant, message. I'd also like to have the ability to block users so I don't see their posts.
but such systems can backfire and cause issues...Absolutely.
Well, the core Champions here have a method of communication outside this forum... We have been begging for a PM like system for ages, but such systems can backfire and cause issues...
I'm glad we have all gotten the ability to send PMs, even though there will be issues, no doubt. I had no way of communicating with anyone except the mods, and there were times I would have welcomed a means to contact another user.