Recently on the new site, someone sent me a personal message because they wanted a further response about a particular answer I had written. This hasn’t been possible on other sites I have used (AskBot, StackExchange) and it felt a bit threatening. Like scam phone calls that you try to block on your phone.
Is there a way to disable personal messages, or maybe to block a particular user? Also if anyone could suggest a case where personal messages are helpful then I would be interested in hearing about it, because it seems like a feature with a lot of potential for abuse and no real benefit that I can see.
Note: I tried to search for a general answer about other sites that use this same engine, but couldn’t remember what the engine is called. The FAQ and pinned messages did not give much information about the site from what I could find.