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Can MODS see/view your PM's?

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Been talked about a few times now... Really curious!! Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Been talked about a few times now... Really curious!!
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
No, mods don't have access to PM's.
#2
aScottishBloke
No, mods don't have access to PM's.


Thanks for that... Alot of people seemed to think you had, then I got scared, and stopped PM'ing ;-)
#3
aScottishBloke
No, mods don't have access to PM's.


Almost EVERY website I know that has a forum HAS access to EVERY PM sent, it's what "Mod" access means, a private PM is not a private PM. If abuse is sent via PM a mod with PM access can retreive it and take action etc.

I know, I used to run a forum.
#4
Wotwot123
Almost EVERY website I know that has a forum HAS access to EVERY PM sent, it's what "Mod" access means, a private PM is not a private PM. If abuse is sent via PM a mod with PM access can retreive it and take action etc.

I know, I used to run a forum.


I guess if abuse is sent via PM, a paste of the message can alway be used here...??
#5
Admin Status must have access surely !

maxmix
#6
They can if they want to, but only if they really think it is necessary like in the above case, if there is real need to investigate something..

This basically means they can dip into it whenever they like as long as they dont mention it..

EDIT:

Not all mods are high enough up to do this, Rayman and Admin are usually the only ones that can do such thing.. So saying that "MODS" can do it, isn't entirely true.. Just don't go peeing off either of those two.... oops, already done that..
#7
DudeyGeeza
They can if they want to, but only if they really think it is necessary like in the above case, if there is real need to investigate something..

This basically means they can dip into it whenever they like as long as they dont mention it..


How do you know that?? :?
#8
well saying it is not possible is not true, so as they have the ability to do so if they "really need to", basically means they can access it whenever they like really...
#9
cw9652
How do you know that?? :?


mandem know tingz chris blaad
#10
I heard rayman n admin have access
#11
DudeyGeeza
well saying it is not possible is not true, so as they have the ability to do so if they "really need to", basically means they can access it whenever they like really...


MarzBarz
mandem know tingz chris blaad


MarzBarz
I heard rayman n admin have access


Hey Marz!

It just got me thinking, because a few people think they could, and have been banned/suspended etc because of that.

But, for example, if I gave someone my mobile, or address on PM, how public/un-public would it be?

(Have not done either of the above btw)!
#12
cw9652
Hey Marz!

It just got me thinking, because a few people think they could, and have been banned/suspended etc because of that.

But, for example, if I gave someone my mobile, or address on PM, how public/un-public would it be?


Just take the time to read my posts and interprete them..

DudeyGeeza
They can if they want to, but only if they really think it is necessary like in the above case, if there is real need to investigate something..

This basically means they can dip into it whenever they like as long as they dont mention it..

EDIT:

Not all mods are high enough up to do this, Rayman and Admin are usually the only ones that can do such thing.. So saying that "MODS" can do it, isn't entirely true.. Just don't go peeing off either of those two.... oops, already done that..


DudeyGeeza
well saying it is not possible is not true, so as they have the ability to do so if they "really need to", basically means they can access it whenever they like really...
banned#13
Mods don't have access. Technically admin(s) can, but this has never been done as far as I know.
#14
aScottishBloke
Mods don't have access. Technically admin(s) can, but this has never been done as far as I know.


;-)

Chris.... If you have anything to worry about etc why not just ask the member for their email address etc ?

maxmix
#15
aScottishBloke
Mods don't have access. Technically admin(s) can, but this has never been done as far as I know.


Exactly..
#16
maxmix
;-)

Chris.... If you have anything to worry about etc why not just ask the member for their email address etc ?

maxmix


Thought I was safe here!! That is what PM actually stands for! :)
banned#17
aScottishBloke
Mods don't have access. Technically admin(s) can, but this has never been done as far as I know.


I find that hard to believe that its never been done to be honest.

So if someone claims they've received an abusive PM, how do you verify its not fabrication? Certainly "forwarding" the offending message proves nothing and anything could be edited.
#18
guv
I find that hard to believe that its never been done to be honest.

So if someone claims they've received an abusive PM, how do you verify its not fabrication? Certainly "forwarding" the offending message proves nothing and anything could be edited.


+1


As someone who's been both mod and admin on other forums, admins and super mods (depending if super mod is given access to admin cp) can see all pm's.

The only thing they can't see is your password.
banned#19
MinstrelMan
+1


As someone who's been both mod and admin on other forums, admins and super mods (depending if super mod is given access to admin cp) can see all pm's.

The only thing they can't see is your password.



Just to clarify on this point ASB and the other mods DONT have access. Rayman and Admin can get access. I'd like to believe they don't routinely take sneak peeks and only access when something vindictive has happened that requires intervention.

I'd like to believe it anyway...............:whistling:
#20
starsparkle2311
They must have a right laugh if they do have a sneak peek, some of the shenanigans that go on here via pm,lol:p


I'd be surprise if they haven't been in talks with the tv companies yet for rights to the mini-series.


bet they have a naked members gallery that only mods only have access too, thats why the saint wants to be mod so much.
#21
so do people send saggy boobs pics by pm?
banned#22
nikkib123
Yes they do!

And thats just the men!


I would ask who that might be.... but you're not allowed to talk about suspended members! :w00t:
#23
guv
I would ask who that might be.... but you're not allowed to talk about suspended members! :w00t:


going by last night you cant really talk about a lot of people then
#24
nikkib123
???What???


quite a few were suspended
#25
what happened, tell me i'm nosey and wanna know.

nikki..... pics on the way luv :lol:
#26
nikkib123
Not again, still trying to get over the last one you sent me :oops:


yeah sorry...... I dont do "panorama" shots no more :w00t:
#27
MinstrelMan
what happened, tell me i'm nosey and wanna know.

nikki..... pics on the way luv :lol:


i can only assume theyre getting hot on spammers those that spam threads
#28
jasonrat
i can only assume theyre getting hot on spammers those that spam threads


:lol: love it, they're so authoratitive.

they all holla "I have the power" before they go bed.

serious quesiton, are all mods retired traffic wardens?
banned#29
starsparkle2311
i lol'd:)


I laughed out very very loud.
#30
guv
I laughed out very very loud.


so if guv lol'd my money is on BG1 or the saint
banned#31
MinstrelMan
so if guv lol'd my money is on BG1 or the saint


Sorry. I'm not allowed to talk about suspended members!
#32
lets play an anagram game.
#33
read the hawaii thread
banned#34
guv;6286136
I find that hard to believe that its never been done to be honest.

So if someone claims they've received an abusive PM, how do you verify its not fabrication? Certainly "forwarding" the offending message proves nothing and anything could be edited.


guv;6286199
Just to clarify on this point ASB and the other mods DONT have access. Rayman and Admin can get access. I'd like to believe they don't routinely take sneak peeks and only access when something vindictive has happened that requires intervention.

I'd like to believe it anyway...............:whistling:


I'm not aware of any member to date who has had their PM's read by mods/admin to substantiate claims of abuse,trading via pm, etc.

We investigate the old fashioned way by taking account of all parties points of view and make our decision based upon the evidence submitted.

PM's are private matters and will remain that way.
banned#35
aScottishBloke

I'm not aware of any member to date who has had their PM's read by mods/admin to substantiate claims of abuse,trading via pm, etc.

We investigate the old fashioned way by taking account of all parties points of view and make our decision based upon the evidence submitted.

PM's are private matters and will remain that way.


Question:

Has any action ever been taken over alleged abuse of PMs?

If it has, how did you confirm it was truthful what was reported?

ie If I told you that I'd been sent an abusive PM - which I forward you (with my edits to make it look worse - but obviously not telling you so!!!), do you take it at face value?

Without checking PM at source, there is no way of knowing if someone has been abused - or trying to fool you into thinking that. Apart from of course, accessing the database and reading it.
banned#36
probably cause members really aint bothered about a dodgy pm
banned#37
guv;6287792
Question:

Has any action ever been taken over alleged abuse of PMs?

aScottishBloke;6287493

Yes.



If it has, how did you confirm it was truthful what was reported?

ie If I told you that I'd been sent an abusive PM - which I forward you (with my edits to make it look worse - but obviously not telling you so!!!), do you take it at face value?

Without checking PM at source, there is no way of knowing if someone has been abused - or trying to fool you into thinking that. Apart from of course, accessing the database and reading it.


aScottishBloke;6287493

As previously stated:

[COLOR=DarkRed]We investigate the old fashioned way by taking account of all parties points of view and make our decision based upon the evidence submitted[/COLOR].



Abusive PM's to the extent that they cause enough annoyance to be reported, are few and far between. It's not something we deal with on a regular basis.

#38
sassie
probably cause members really aint bothered about a dodgy pm


well they or some are bothered enough about receiving sarky/abusive rep.........so whats different about a pm other than it doesnt improve your rep count:)
banned#39
could i report the fact i never get any then, as its a little unfair
#40
if you start becoming a desperate housewife then you might

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