After nearly 2 years here, I have a few questions about Our wonderful website

1. I noticed in the User CP area that you can select people to add to your buddy list.......... Now what is that buddy list for? We don't have a messenger here, so how and why would you use it?

2. Another thing that I can not find is how to enter an event. When I click on the tab for events, it says I don't have any but no where can I find, how to enter an event!