I have been a member of IS for a couple of months now. I believe this is an excellent forum where individuals can quench their thirst for knowledge, better themselves, and seek assistance for anything that may be sitting heavily on their hearts. Throughout the time that I've been on IS, I have come across numerous threads/posts where individuals are going through some tough emotional times and need to reach out to someone. Perhaps, someone that they may have had a conversation with and rather chat with them using the private message (PM) feature. Or someone who joined IS specifically to find someone that they could vent or talk to about whatever is on their mind or spirit. Or someone who may be more comfortable talking on one-on-one than opening a thread to discuss their problems. However, they are completely unable to do so because of the 50 post count minimum that is required to enable an individual to send a PM.
Personally, I feel this forum is an opportunity for people to receive compassion here when they may be unable to receive it from family/friends. For people to receive Love here when they may be unable to receive it from where they reside. For people to receive guidance here when they may be unable to receive it from their close circle. For people to come on IS to regain strength so they can be strong in their own being in their day-to-day lives. For people to receive inspiration to express their ideas. The list goes on.
So, I humbly request that the 50 post count minimum be significantly reduced or eliminated so individuals who are drawn here can release what they are be holding on to without facing any difficulty with the PM feature. If you support this message, click the "Thank" tab.