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Minivanman
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Contacting members direct and off Forum

I guess Joe Blog and other forum members cannot see these, and why should they be able to -  but can plusnet mods and admins. Again I'm guessing yes, so where there is a need how can they be kept totally private?

Just a thought in this world of total surveillance. 

 

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Re: Contacting members direct and off Forum

If you're talking about PMs then, as far as I'm aware, the only people who can see them are the sender and the recipient.

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Re: Contacting members direct and off Forum

@Minivanman On forums where I'm either admin or mod I can only see private messages addressed to me and no others.

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Re: Contacting members direct and off Forum

I doubt they see any text you pass onto another person but it might show up as ip contact ip or whatever are these forums part of smf still ?

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Re: Contacting members direct and off Forum

@Mav

Well my heart hopes yes, but my head says no.

Can you confirm either way? Thumbs Up

PS. No secrets to keep, just wondering. 

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I doubt it because i sent @Mav a message once saying you look sexy and no one found out Smiley

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Smiley

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Re: Contacting members direct and off Forum

Mods definitely can't.

 

Pretty sure admins can't, either.

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Forum mods/admins who aint directly employed by plusnet would not be allowed to have access to this infomation i would have thought anyways due to data protection ... blaaaa

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Re: Contacting members direct and off Forum

Whilst the op has been answered correctly consider the following.....

Forum member x sends a private message to forum member y. The content contains material that forum member Y considers offensive and reports it to the police. PN will then be required to pass a copy to the police/courts so a number of other people will have access to that Private Message.

So we can never say that PM are private in every instance, I guess this situation has never occured to date but who can predict the future, remember some forum posts have been deleted due to inappropriate comments but moderators cannot see the contents of a PM and thus block it based on the content.

PS: In  pedantic mood this morning.

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So the answer is yes, plusnet can see them if they want to, but it's not normal practice to do so?

Interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krD4hdGvGHM

 

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Re: Contacting members direct and off Forum

presumably it would need database access and I would assume that would be heavily restricted

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Re: Contacting members direct and off Forum


Minivanman wrote:

So the answer is yes, plusnet can see them if they want to


Not sure from where you gleaned that conclusion?

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Re: Contacting members direct and off Forum

From the post that @gleneagles made I assume, and makes sense I guess. There is a report to mods option on messages they must be viewable (or made viewable) in order to act on a report.

If someone wants to send me a PM I can report it to prove the theory.