So I’m new here and there are a couple people I want to write but I am unable. Seems there is a value one must reach before they can message other users. Am I mistaken?
Level two you should be able to do that now.
This from the point system:
Congrats on making it to Level 2!
See, level 2 is super quick and gives you an important first "perk"! The level 2 perk is that you are now able to send new messages to other members. As you're still a new member, we do have a limit of messages per day but it doubles at each member level. We do this to make it harder for spammers to contact our members.
We are really happy that you're a member. If you have any questions or issues with the site or members, please contact us using the contact form. We will respond quickly.
This notice will disappear from the main page now that you've read it but you can find it on the 'Levels Page". Thanks again!