Lost the reply-as-personal-message Option in the reply dialogue, and the Create Message option in the create topic dialogue.
Private messages are enabled.
Sunday night upgraded after it had been a month or two, so skipped several updates, unfortunately I don’t know exactly when the change happened. I don’t see it as an option here on meta either, so I presume it might be intentional. No settings expose the option, and I can’t find anything in the changelog. Am I crazy?
I can still access the messages section with the hamburger/user menu and ‘new message’ is in there, so messages are enabled.
Edit because locked-thank you @Moin for the direction. All that searching and nothing obvious in the titles for private, message, personal, reply. Glad someone is on the ball!