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Administrator Monitor PMs?

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:14 pm
by mitch5252
Can an Administrator monitor PMs between members?

Thanks!

Regards,
Michelle

Re: Administrator Monitor PMs?

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:24 pm
by ckwalsh
Not without a MOD.

There are also plenty of privacy considerations of such a feature. If you intend to add such a thing, you certainly should tell your users.

Re: Administrator Monitor PMs?

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:26 pm
by mitch5252
:?
ckwalsh wrote:Not without a MOD.

There are also plenty of privacy considerations of such a feature. If you intend to add such a thing, you certainly should tell your users.
So, call me dumb, but by MOD, do you mean MODIFICATION or MODERATOR?? :?
Thanks!

Re: Administrator Monitor PMs?

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:40 pm
by darcie
He meant Modification. :)
Typically in phpBB, we will refer to a set of code changes as a MOD and people that assist in keeping the board in line as a Mod. Capitalization! :roll: ;)

Re: Administrator Monitor PMs?

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:29 pm
by onehundredandtwo
PM's can be reported (in which case moderators can view the reported PM). ;)

Re: Administrator Monitor PMs?

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:00 am
by callumacrae
Why would you want to see PMs? That seems a bit...

~Callum

Re: Administrator Monitor PMs?

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:58 pm
by JimA
Callum95 wrote:Why would you want to see PMs? That seems a bit...
Might just be to make sure users don't insult each other in private. ;)
If that's the case though you could post an announcement telling your users about the Report PM option.

Re: Administrator Monitor PMs?

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:17 pm
by Atkascha
If people are insulting each other over private messages that's when you should take a screenshot and send it to a mod/admin somebody on the staff/bannable side there.

Re: Administrator Monitor PMs?

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:25 pm
by Phil
Alternatively, you can simply report it, which, as has been previously mentioned, will allow any moderator with the proper permissions to view it. ;)

Re: Administrator Monitor PMs?

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:38 pm
by Pony99CA
ckwalsh wrote:Not without a MOD.
Not quite true. MODs imply changing the phpBB base code, but my spoof_user script (which can be used to view any user's PMs) does not change any code. ;)

Steve