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Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by F150HD » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:41 pm

Can moderators or forum Admin read ones private messages to another member?

Just wondered. Thanks.

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by Flobes » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:47 pm

Quoting from Board Rules, Forum Policies:
Private Messages - Forum officers may not directly view Private Messages. However, if a forum officer receives a specific complaint about the abuse of the Private Message system, the officer may request that a system administrator review the alleged abuser's Private Message information directly from the forum database. If the complaint appears to be valid, the text of any offensive PMs will be forwarded to the private moderator's forum for further action.

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by Mingus » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:06 pm

Yes. And so can the NSA and CIA.

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by jadedfalcons » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:16 pm

Ladygeek knows everything.

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by Iliketoridemybike » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:17 pm

I can read your private messages.

















If you send one to me.

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by HueyLD » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:37 pm

If you don't want someone else to read your "private" messages, don't put them in writing.

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by cfs » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:37 pm

Rules to maintain my privacy:
- Don't do it.
- Don't say it.
- Don't write it.
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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by GratefulinNC » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:40 pm

cfs wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Rules to maintain my privacy:
- Don't do it.
- Don't say it.
- Don't write it.
Life is good, gracias por leer / cfs
An interesting, almost cynical perspective. i like it!

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by Cheyenne » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:41 pm

If you don't want someone else to read your "private" messages, don't put them in writing.
That's why some people don't use email, but I'm not mentioning any names.

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by Mingus » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:00 pm

Cheyenne wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:41 pm
If you don't want someone else to read your "private" messages, don't put them in writing.
That's why some people don't use email, but I'm not mentioning any names.
That's why other people have private email servers. I won't mention any names either.

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by timmy » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:10 pm

Iliketoridemybike wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:17 pm
I can read your private messages.

















If you send one to me.
Too funny

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by F150HD » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:28 am

Flobes wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Quoting from Board Rules, Forum Policies:
Private Messages - Forum officers may not directly view Private Messages. However, if a forum officer receives a specific complaint about the abuse of the Private Message system, the officer may request that a system administrator review the alleged abuser's Private Message information directly from the forum database. If the complaint appears to be valid, the text of any offensive PMs will be forwarded to the private moderator's forum for further action.
Thanks.

"Forum officer' means 'moderator' I assume....

And from that paragraph it sounds like only the System Admin can actually access peoples PMs anyway....unless I'm misreading.

I just wondered. Thanks.

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by F150HD » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:33 am

jadedfalcons wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Ladygeek knows everything.
Does she know the Colonel's secret 11 herbs and spices?

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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by oldcomputerguy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:52 am

F150HD wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:33 am
jadedfalcons wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Ladygeek knows everything.
Does she know the Colonel's secret 11 herbs and spices?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyle ... story.html
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Re: Can mods & Admin read your private messages?

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:24 am

The forum software does not permit anyone to read private messages, regardless of their status. This can be verified by checking the source code - it's open-source software.

There is one exception. See: REPORTING VIOLATIONS AND UNWELCOME PMs

Here is the forum policy:
Flobes wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Quoting from Board Rules, Forum Policies:
Private Messages - Forum officers may not directly view Private Messages. However, if a forum officer receives a specific complaint about the abuse of the Private Message system, the officer may request that a system administrator review the alleged abuser's Private Message information directly from the forum database. If the complaint appears to be valid, the text of any offensive PMs will be forwarded to the private moderator's forum for further action.
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