Yes, Group Owners should be able to control the default setting for their groups, and all options should be available for them to choose among.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I have no need/desire to restrict subscribers/members from communicating privately.
If such an option existed and is chosen as a blanket prohibition, it should be stated (by un-editable default) in the Group’s description (Home).
If done on a Topic by Topic basis, it should be stated in the Message Footer of those Topics (instead of the choice of reply links).
Perhaps all Messages should state what the default reply is.
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