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Not really an approved way, but there is a way you can do this. Find a message they've recently posted (go to their profile, click "Messages", click one of them), then click "Email" to send a private reply (it will be sent to their email and won't show up in the forums).
Note that each member can choose to disable email replies for each message (in which case you won't see an "email" button), but it's worth a try.
What the hell am I going to use for RSS reader then? The Google Reader was nice. Oh well, I was scared of this as the Reader kept moving off the Gmail menu bar forcing more clicks to get to it. I use the Android Google Reader too, oh well.
So far, I'm liking Feedly[^] (in List format anyway). It supports most of the same keyboard shortcuts, and doesn't seem to be hammered like many of the other alternatives. Plus, you can log into it with your Google account, and all your saved items and feeds are lined up.
I've already shifted to Feedly who are creating a Google Reader compatible API and have already set themselves up to allow people to easily migrate, just log in with your google account and they do the rest. Liking it so far, even in the very pictury (is that a word?) mode
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