Does the admin have the ability to view all private msgs?

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Mike Godwin
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Does the admin have the ability to view all private msgs?

Post by Mike Godwin »

Sorry if this has already been covered; I cannot seem to find it in a search.

I was wondering if a board admin has the ability to view/manage all PMs on the board? If so, I cannot seem to find the option in the ACP.

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Post by raeyshe »

No. That is against all privacy rules.
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Post by tcr2005 »

raeyshe wrote: No. That is against all privacy rules.


Not isnt.

But it is against MOST privacy rules.

There is a mod that exists that allows you to do it but unfortunately I cant remember the name of it.
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Post by Dogs and things »

Always when this is being asked I wonder why Admins aren´t able to respect their visitor´s privacy and control their curiosity.

If I would suspect that an Admin on a board I visit would want to only nose in my PM´s I would just ask inmediatly if my account could be deleted, straight away.

I mean, what can be in the PM´s that is so important that you NEED to know, terrorists conspiring to blow up your board? 8O
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The ONLY reason it should be used is for invetigative purposes...ie...if one user is being threatened or harassed by another
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Post by Mike Godwin »

Dogs and things wrote: Always when this is being asked I wonder why Admins aren´t able to respect their visitor´s privacy and control their curiosity.

If I would suspect that an Admin on a board I visit would want to only nose in my PM´s I would just ask inmediatly if my account could be deleted, straight away.

I mean, what can be in the PM´s that is so important that you NEED to know, terrorists conspiring to blow up your board? 8O

Mine is a closed board which I run within the confines of my home for educational purposes. I have a bunch of dummy accounts and am testing some PM stuff. Would you like to come over and help?

Mods, please lock this thread, as I don't think there's any further use to leaving it open.

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Post by safe_reader »

I never bothered trying to peek into my client's private mails. But I guess people being people, there is always those who HAVE to know...

If I am on a forum where an admin is like that, id' rather just post something private in public, and the rest in private. That way he'll never pay attention to what's really private.
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