I'm working on adding a private message module to the site, although it's not functioning at the moment. I've left it enabled so I can keep testing it to try and figure out what the heck is going wrong. Email notifications get sent out but the message never shows up in the inbox. I'll update this newspost when I get it working.
Another suggestion I've gotten is the creation of a discord server, and after some thought I decided it's probably worth doing despite my reluctance since if I don't someone will probably do it anyway.
The discord can be joined here: https://discord.gg/Q826XDW