what about pics in posts, we're allowed to post only like 10 max or sth :/
It was 10 by default, but I had Chriss raise it to 14 when we set up the board so I could fit my tutorial images in the first post haha. But as Chriss said, there is a limit for a reason. With as big of a site as we have, having people post so many images in a post can increase load times and be a bit tedious when people try to keep coming back to a particular thread and it gets laggy due to so many images.
I really don't get the whole messenger center thingy. Why does it say I have 65 messages stored, when I can only have 50? Or doesn't the notifications messages count as messages? I found it confusing, haha.
It might count notifications. I never had enough in my inbox to really notice. But to explain the Message Center in a nutshell, it's basically like a really advanced way to communicate privately.
You can start a conversation, talk with someone, and even add multiple people to a conversation, where they can all post and reply in one single thread. This keeps things organized, and separates unread messages from stored/read messages. You can think of each conversation as its own thread in the forum. The number you have, if it is over 50, is likely counting your notifications, or past conversations from before the conversion that were stored, so it just added to your number. Again, this is all a guess. I'd have to experience it to see it for myself, but it's worth a shot to try to explain what it might be, haha.
@Chriss increasing number of messages stored probably won't directly affect load times, just how much is being stored on the server. To expand upon what I said in response to Guro, the way IPB lessens the amount of messages in your inbox is to use that threaded conversation system. So you really don't go over the limit sending individual responses, but by reading replies to already existing conversations that may have a new reply. Pretty spiffy.
People shouldn't be filling their inbox up that quickly unless they have exactly 50 conversations they absolutely cannot afford to delete...then I suggest you copy and paste it to a notepad document or something. 50 is a default limit for almost all software, it's a nice medium. But of course it can be raised it there is enough outcry for it. But I suggest cleaning out the inbox before looking for more space.