Anodyne, Yes, you need the rank of PFC to use the PM features (10 posts or 30 days as a member). Why? We had spammers join the forum and send advertising PMs to members so by requiring at least 10 posts, it pretty much eliminated the problem. BTW, the same 10 post requirement is also in place for access to the Forum Library and for advertising in the classified ads.
Thank you for your prompt reply.
I recognise your moniker, are you in a position to sell your Ibok for the SP101? I understand there have been some issues but if these have been resolved I would be grateful to purchase one.