Sorry, the resent previous topic was closed before I could address it, but I think I have a valid change/point.
Currently, I think the “Private Message” verbage should change to “Message Individual”, to remove some connotation that it is private.
The issue revolving this has been addressed many times before. I think the use case for this boils down to being able to effectively administrate, and moderate. There are other methods in which to carry on private communication, and although an additional step (and separate platform) in communication to make something private, or OTR (off the record) needs to be made, it should be the preferred method. At least in this scenario both parties are able to consent to the action of a Private/OTR conversation.