Dear IL'ites, What better way to usher in Diwali than to give everyone a special long-awaited gift! We are making private messages free again. Only one requirement. At any point in time, you need to have made 10 posts in the preceding 30 days to access private messages. This is an ongoing requirement. There is no payment needed! We will also be having a Premium Member option ($10 per year) that allows you to do a variety of things without any post count requirement. Unlimited Attachments, Private Message access, 500 stored PMs, Custom Avatar, Custom Profile Pictures, Images in signature, 100 album pictures etc. All existing paid PM subscribers would automatically be upgraded to this option. Hope you all like this special Diwali Gift. Happy Private Messaging!