How to initiate conversations

Due too many reports of scammers contacting in PM to scam innocent users we had to change the PM system.
  1. Follow the profile of the user you want to contact, to do that go to the user's profile and click follow icon.
  2. The followed user will receive an alert that you are following him.
  3. Now the followed user can initiate a conversation with the follower.
  4. Optionally, the followed user can follow the follower so he can initiate a conversation too.
We know it's a pain in the ass but we want to protect our users.