Yes, I found what might be a private message. It was under "Messages". And I replied.
That would be it.
This forum doesn't seem to have a tutorial on the Inbox in the Getting Started topic space. However it was based on the Jive platform format which is also used by the Apple, Sprint, and T-Mobile forums to name a few I'm aware of. Jive Foundations - Your Inbox | AureaWorks
There's How To Check Your Community Inbox in the Welcome to the Community space
That's where it was buried! Ugh!
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.