Conversations : private messages versus profile posts

Sitting Bull

Something that confuses me a little bit is that the same name "conversations" is used in this forum for two rather different things, PMs and posts on a user's profile.

Some days ago, I sent what I thought was a PM to another user but (as I realized recently) was really a profile post visible for anyone to see.
I don't remember exactly how I did it but I am quite certain that the system called it a "Conversation" (it would be less confusing if it called it a "profile post" IMHO).
So now I am afraid to start any "conversation" because I don't know if it will turn out to be a PM or a profile post.


Conversations is PM. Only the recipient sees it. Profile Posts are public and go to the user's profile, similar to reputations in the old software. You can try to test the conversation feature by sending me one.