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Feedback A few questions for staff.

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Kenny_ms

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1)Are, under any circumstances, PM's viewable by staff/Mods? If so, what circumstances would they be viewed and can any mod/staff member view them at: Any time? With permission? If so, With who's permission?

Of course I'm not talking about those involved in the PM's.

2)I assume our email is kept private, if not please say. My question, if we wanted to make our registration or any another email of our own public, is there a way to do that. If there is no official way to do that, are there any rules against us putting it say in our about me info or where ever else there may be a place to slip it in where it would be public in out profile?

3)I hadn't intended to ask this but I'm looking at the "Poll" option here and for future reference, are all answers to Polls completely anonymous? Can the voters ID be viewed and if so, once again, by anyone/any time? Only with permission? with who's permission?

I realize most likely I needn't even ask most of what I did as anonymous is anonymous and PM's are PM's but sometimes it's not a good idea to assume and this should also give me some insight as to how other boards handle things...generally educational and all.

Thanks for your help. :)
 

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To be honest, I've never tried to view another member's private conversations. I would feel very uncomfortable looking. I suppose as a site admin. I might have that authority.

Kenny, if you would like to give me permission, I can try to see if I have access into your SAC's this evening when I get home. I will not try unless you give me your okay.
 
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To be honest, I've never tried to view another member's private conversations. I would feel very uncomfortable looking. I suppose as a site admin. I might have that authority.

Kenny, if you would like to give me permission, I can try to see if I have access into your SAC's this evening when I get home. I will not try unless you give me your okay.

I would feel the same, WIP. I would think that there would be protections against that built into the software but not sure how that works.\

SAC's?
 

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SAC - Start A Conversation. You have been using the acronym PM. Same thing.

Be aware, individuals engaged in SAC may report a post. In which case, staff can see the post that was reported but I believe that is all.
 
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You have my permission, WIP.

And I'm editing the rest of this post out since I misunderstood what you wanted to do, but still do check...I would be interested to know.

Still looking for user input on who best to post a problem to and I'll look to hear back on your results, WIP...... thanks again...
 
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My apologies that I was not able to try this yesterday. I forgot about other commitments.
 

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1)Are, under any circumstances, PM's viewable by staff/Mods? If so, what circumstances would they be viewed and can any mod/staff member view them at: Any time? With permission? If so, With who's permission?
When the conversation is started there are a couple check boxes at the bottom. The one that allows others is:

Allow anyone in the conversation to invite others
If that permission is not given at the time the conversation is started then nobody, no moderator, not admin, not owner may see the PM. But that doesn't mean that the internet is secure. It isn't. Best bet is to treat everything like it was being said in public.

Eora Do you know any sneaky tricks to view private conversations that I don't for XenForo?
 

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I have not been able to find any means to view private conversations; to my relief. Just thought I'd let you know. As Sparrow mentioned, either party in a private conversation may invite others, share the discussion, or report a post in the discussion which would make it view-able by others.
 
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Sparrow, WIP, very helpful and a relief here too.

Not that I was all that concerned but PM should mean just that and I'm glad it does.

Thanks:)
 

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1)Are, under any circumstances, PM's viewable by staff/Mods? If so, what circumstances would they be viewed and can any mod/staff member view them at: Any time? With permission? If so, With who's permission?

Of course I'm not talking about those involved in the PM's.
Slightly complicated question. The short answer is we cannot access private conversations. The slightly longer answer is nothing on the internet is ever private; there are always ways.

2)I assume our email is kept private, if not please say. My question, if we wanted to make our registration or any another email of our own public, is there a way to do that. If there is no official way to do that, are there any rules against us putting it say in our about me info or where ever else there may be a place to slip it in where it would be public in out profile?
Your email address is private (except to staff) but you can always put an email address of your choice into a signature or profile. Be aware that in those cases it might get spammed.

I'm not sure about the polls. Haven't come across one in a while.
 

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Look at your address bar. It says View attachment 6927

There is no lock there, no secure access, no encryption. Everything we type is sent back and forth over the internet in plain English. It's anything but secure. It's public. I can't say for a fact because I don't have physical access to the server console (or root) but servers are very good at logging everything. If it isn't set up to log all "conversations" it certainly could be. Again, nothing is private but if you are only worried about a snoopy Mod or Admin? You're covered.

If there was a way Eora would know about it. There isn't.
 
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Thank you, Nick, Sparrow, that's fine, on my purpose for the question, the lack of encryption or anything could happen, is not a problem.
 
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