After receiving 4 e-mails from Johan about not posting "personal messages" in the forum I thought about a way to solve the problem instead of people whining to the administration every time someone they don't like makes a post. The other thing is if Johan really enforced the "No Personal Message" rule then a good 50% or more of the posts on all of Airliners.net would be deleted.
Several other forums I read have an option to send another user a private message. Its not an e-mail since it is entirely within the server but it would allow people to take their problems with each other off the forum. Another possibility is a link in the person's profile that will allow you to send them an e-mail just like you can send to the photographers but it would not reveal e-mail addresses.
If Johan is serious about keeping the forums "clean", then maybe something like this would be a good idea. Not only would it keep a lot of the threads from turning into gladiator matches but it would reduce the work load for the administrators since they wouldn't have to be dealing with as much B.S.