The question has been sent to me and the answer bears sharing with everyone: how do we hold a private conversation between two people that isn't seen by everyone else. The new forum software has a feature that is very Facebook-like called "newsfeed". It is public. You write anything there, whether on your news feed or on the feed of another then anyone can see it. If you want to hold a private conversation you would go up to your name (or the little person icon) up at the right corner near the top and select from the down menu the option of "conversation". Click on "start a conversation" and you can put in the username of who you want to talk to and that exchange would then be only between the two of you.