I had an idea for a temporary solution to the absent private messaging system inspired by Habitat. A user could write a letter (Basically, text on a cube) which could be delivered to a user’s mailbox (if present) on their domain/sanbox(?). The mailbox would be a physical object designated to “hold” the letters until they can be retrieved.
If the user is not online, and neither is their domain/sandbox, then the letter would be “held” on a server until the user logs in and then is dropped at the user’s feet when they come online.
The letter would have a restriction that would make it only be able to be “opened” by the recipient, transferring ownership of the letter object to them. Once the letter is opened, it can be made to be viewable by anyone, and able to be destroyed by the recipient. This means that letters can also become a physical, displayable object if the recipient wishes to do so. Like snapshots, these can become intimate and collectable evidence of human interaction on HF.
I have not done a lick of scripting on here so far, thus do not know how far-fetched this idea is as of yet. Let me know what y’all think of it.