The Web Hosting company for this site has informed WhiteShepherd that our database is too big and needs to be reduced or face deletion. As such it has been decided that we will introduce a limit on the number of private messages that users can have in their inbox.
This limit has been set at 250.
If you have more than that in your inbox you will no longer be able to receive any messages, except from Admins, until it has been cleared out to under 250. If anyone attempts to send you a message they will get a message saying it has not been sent, so there won't even be a backlog of messages in that regard.
The outbox is not affected by this change, however if you are using the outbox please clear it out to help us reduce the size of our database. In the mean time we will be looking into other ways of reducing the size.
I appreciate this may be a hassle to some members but this is out of our hands for the most part. The database needs to be made smaller or we risk losing the site.