Due to some recent events, we’re going to be shutting down PMs on the forums. I’m sorry that we need to do this because of only a couple bad apples, but for the safety of the community as a whole, I think this is the right decision. I know there are many (many) places on the internet where awful people can prey on others, but I’d very much like it if WaniKani wasn’t one of them.
I’m really sorry to do this so suddenly, especially for those who are using the PMs in a positive way, but when we discussed what actual purpose the PMs are there for, as well as how they can be abused, it didn’t feel like PMs were making enough of a contribution for the goals of what we want the community to be. Long story short, we’re turning them off. And we’ll be doing a few other things over the next couple days to try and make the community safer in a way that doesn’t take away from the positive spirit that (almost) everyone exudes.
PMs won’t work now, but as always you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your understanding (Hopefully! I’m just assuming at this point!). Please feel free to reply and let me know if you have any suggestions on additional measures we can take. I know that no place is ever going to be 100%, but I just want to make sure we’re doing our best to do what we can to get as close to 100% as possible.