I recently started using "Notes" for some members who wish to remain in the forum, but will be AFK for a while. For the life of me I couldn't work out where the notes were once I had created them. I searched online and found the following document:-http://docs.vanillaforums.com/help/moderation/warnings-and-notes/adding-and-editing-user-notes/
But I still couldn't figure it out. I think the wording, "There will be a notes link on the side panel." needs to be changed, as I eventually found it under "Moderation".