Not sure where to put this so I'd like to put it here. I think SBN would benefit greatly from a messenger system. Since not everyone publicly displays their e-mail I think it would make sense to use some form of a private message for conversations or questions you don't want public. I know there are a few moderators and writers who use the "warning" system as a way of telling a user something that really isn't a warning but it's the only way of communication.
Let me know what you think!