Personal Messages

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Personal Messages, also known as Private Messages or PMs, are a method of communicating between users of PokéFarm Q. By going to their personal message inbox, users can send and receive personal messages. It is one of two major communication methods between users of PFQ, the other being the Public Forums. It can be accessed from the top-right corner of any page, to the left of the forums link. Warning: Private messages can be viewed by staff, and as such, are not completely private.


  • As of the recode, there is no inbox and outbox. PMs are now all displayed as conversation threads instead of separate messages.

Each message that has been received/sent is displayed in the corresponding box, going from top to bottom in order of most recently received/sent to least recent. Each message has the following details:

  • Subject: The title of the message. If "re:" is in front of it, then it is part of a message chain. if there is a curled arrow in front of it, then the user has replied to it. If it is in a unique font, it is a SYSTEM message.
  • Conversation Partner: The user that the PM was received from/sent to. It acts as a link to their user page. The link displays if the sender has authority powers and/or has Hypermode enabled.
  • Last Message: When the message was sent/received.

Personal messages cannot be deleted.

Find a Message

Users may search for a conversation by using the Find a User box. If no conversation with that user has been started a message will display saying: It looks like you haven't spoken to User yet. Start a conversation now!

Users may also click on the VIP Groups icon to sort the messages that are strictly in the selected VIP Group.

Viewing a Message

By clicking on a message's subject link, it can be viewed. The message is displayed in a layout similar to that of a forum post. The main difference is the absence of the edit and quote options, which would normally be located in the top right corner of the post. Additionally, there is a separate "Send Reply" button, which sends the user to the message-composing screen to send a message to the conversation partner.

The message also includes a list under the most recent received/sent message. This is a "PM history" list, allowing the user to view all messages that have been sent to/received from that person.

Sending a Message

A user may send a new message two different ways:

  • By going to the user page of the user, click the three lines beside About "User" and then click send message.
  • On the Personal Messages page, type a username in the box named Find a user. If no conversation with that user has been started a message will display saying: It looks like you haven't spoken to User yet. Start a conversation now! Click on Start a conversation now to be sent to the message-composing screen.

Then, a message must be composed and sent. It works much like making a post in the forum, only with a subject line. Once the message is typed out, it can be previewed and sent.


As well as being usable in the forums, BBCodes are also usable within personal messages.