When you log into the forum and you have a new private message, you should have a pop up box tell you that you have a private message and if you'd like to goto it. Not just the little icon by the home link. I had a private message about an amp I really wanted to buy and just noticed I had a message about it. This is an improvement I really wish would be done. If you need some help with it just let me know and I could get it done for you. Or tell you how to do it. Alrighty then.