Even if for the long-time trusted users- it would be nice to have access to that again.
Don't let the terrorists win!
Good point all, especially like the "don't let the terrorists win!" It has been a while and I think I've come with a plan to make it possible. If I implement a group access level where people who qualify, will have access to PMs. I think the best criteria would be number of posts. So someone who sneaks in with just a few posts won't get PM access but someone with say over "X amount" of posts would.
Kick the idea around for a bit, I can't commit time to write the code for it just yet but I'll review the admin features of this board and see how much work it will take to modify the current admin features