STARTING A PRIVATE CONVERSATION Private conversations perform the same task as our old private messages, but there are some added features... and with those additions come some added complexity. The first thing to realize is that private conversations are actually kind of like private forums that you can set up between yourself and one OR more other users. In that way, it's similar to Gmail and very different from a typical private message system. Let's go over the basics. How do you start a private conversation? Here are a couple of ways: Method 1. 1. Simply roll your mouse on the private conversation icon and click on "start a new conversation" like this: That will take you to a blank conversation page that looks like this: From here, simply enter then username of one or more people that you would like to start a private conversation with, give the convo a title and a message, and then click "start a conversation." Method 2. Let's say you found a car you want to inquire about in the classifieds and you want to send the seller a convo. Simply click on the username to access the user's user card and then click on "start a conversation" like this: From there, you will be able to start a private conversation with the seller. Easy.