Disabling Private Message Feature in the Forum | PS3Blog.net
There will still be a Private Message feature, it’s what we have been using since March 2010, it’s more efficient anyway.
I’m just disabling the PM feature in the forum to optimize it more. So you have 1 week to go into your old PM’s and make note of anything you want to keep. Go threw your inbox and sentbox. If you need more time let me know.
You can actually click on the users avatar in the forum and it will take you to there public profile and you can a PM them there with the newer PM feature.