The FS chat system needs capacity for event related formatted posts, and an editor without cursor jump, and capable of seeing a message or at least few sentences on the screen at once. FS's could use a virtual white board in game for sharing event plans. PM.s need an archive system for long term records, vs short term activities or social chat. Notifications needs a long enough cue to carry several days if not a week for periodic polishers, vs now 60 or 100 messages depending on world, that's under a day in some cases.I have read through all comments again. I updated my original post to emphazise that the suggestion should be disregarded if it isn't easy to implement. As for the comments about other changes needed to the whole message system then I consider it out of scope for this suggestion, although I do agree with them (but I don't expect that will be easy to implement!). Any other change suggestions for my original post before I ask for a vote?
Any details aside, I've never found a player or FS admin who doesn't think present messaging systems are recklessly bad for a game that requires their use to function seriously.