I'm a bit of a rookie with regard to JavaRanch "bells and whistles"; it took me a while to discover the private message feature of JavaRanch. In particular, that to see if there are any private messages waiting for me, I need to click on the My Profile link at the top of the page.
Now, I take advantage of that feature from time to time to send others private messages, and often find that my messages aren't being read (the status of a "sent" message is visible from the My Profile page, as well.)
I'm posting this note in case other JavaRanch visitors are unaware of this capability ... thanks.
P.S. Has consideration ever been given to having the private message feature of JavaRanch actually send an email to the intended recipient instead?
With other words, if you *want* to get private messages per email, you *can*.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Email forwarding is the reason why PM's sometimes show as not being read even though the person you sent them to has read them. I am very bad at going back and changing PM's to read after I read them in my email.