Yesterday a fellow blogger, LizEccentric, suggested I write a post geared towards improving the WordPress site after I commented on her post suggesting WordPress should introduce a private messaging service.
Sometimes you might want to correct a bloggers’ spelling or grammar (wouldn’t it be ironic if I made a mistake here), or perhaps you have a few suggestions on their writing style or an idea of what to add to a post and you may decide not to inform them because of the public nature of comments. This is where private messaging would come in handy since not all bloggers display their email address or appreciate it being used for that purpose. I for one like to keep my private email address separate, this can be for security reasons or maybe you don’t check your email often enough or you may only have a work email in which case you don’t want your inbox cluttered with WordPress or other related suggestions.
Private messaging would only be available to those with a WordPress blog and hopefully there would be some technical way of preventing spam – spammers don’t usually have WordPress accounts do they? Anyway, I have no idea how it would work exactly but surely it can be done if other sites have similar things.
LizEccentric started a forum for this issue, if you click on this link you can add your comments/support. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpress-needs-private-messaging?replies=1#post-978766
What do you all think? Do you have any other recommendations for WordPress to improve the blogging experience?