Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Site and Forum Feedback

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 7, 2013, 08:46 AM   #26
GoCubsGo
macrumors Nehalem
 
GoCubsGo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdowns View Post
Digital pack rats. I don't get saving PMs. Must be the same people who save all their texts and archive tens of thousands of emails.



I keep mine full so mods can't PM me.
Good idea! I saved a handful of PMs off the site since PMs can be read by mods, but overall I tend to do a mass delete. I keep some regarding sales as well.
GoCubsGo is offline   0
Old Feb 7, 2013, 08:47 AM   #27
SandboxGeneral
Moderator
 
SandboxGeneral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The New World
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessica. View Post
...since PMs can be read by mods...
Actually no we can't read PM's. The only time we see a PM is if a user reports one to us.
__________________
"Gee, I've been on this diet only ten minutes and I've already lost something, my sense of humor."
••• SandboxGeneral.com •••
SandboxGeneral is online now   1
Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:10 AM   #28
GoCubsGo
macrumors Nehalem
 
GoCubsGo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by SandboxGeneral View Post
Actually no we can't read PM's. The only time we see a PM is if a user reports one to us.
Incorrect. A mod has informed me they can. A mod who is still a mod. So sorry, I can't buy that. Now back on topic ... or something like that.
GoCubsGo is offline   2
Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:11 AM   #29
725032
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessica. View Post
Incorrect. A mod has informed me they can. A mod who is still a mod. So sorry, I can't buy that. Now back on topic ... or something like that.
This is very interesting... Seems like someone here is lying!
725032 is offline   1
Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:13 AM   #30
SilentPanda
Moderator emeritus
 
SilentPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: The Bamboo Forest
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessica. View Post
Incorrect. A mod has informed me they can. A mod who is still a mod. So sorry, I can't buy that. Now back on topic ... or something like that.
They really can't. If somebody reports a PM it sends the text of the PM to the mod team just like reporting a normal post. Otherwise they have no access to your PMs. arn probably could since he likely has access to the database but I doubt he's that bored. Not that you have any reason to believe me. No real way to prove it. You might clarify with whatever mod you say told you that since it's likely they misspoke.
__________________
My 24 hour web cam! ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ ┻━┻
And remember.
SilentPanda is offline   0
Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:13 AM   #31
MacDawg
macrumors P6
 
MacDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: "Between the Hedges"
SandboxGeneral is correct, no Mod can read a PM unless it is reported using the Report function

Here is a thread on the issue I posted a while back...

Are Private Messages (PMs) really private?
MacDawg is offline   0
Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:17 AM   #32
GoCubsGo
macrumors Nehalem
 
GoCubsGo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Yeah okay. We'll agree to disagree. I'm sure I still have the e-mail that tells me. Unless that mod is lying for no reason, we'll have to just agree to disagree because I'm smart enough to know what happens when I challenge a mod.
Take care buddies.
GoCubsGo is offline   1
Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:25 AM   #33
arn
macrumors god
 
arn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Send a message via AIM to arn
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessica. View Post
Yeah okay. We'll agree to disagree. I'm sure I still have the e-mail that tells me. Unless that mod is lying for no reason, we'll have to just agree to disagree because I'm smart enough to know what happens when I challenge a mod.
Take care buddies.
Ya, mods can't read PMs.

arn
arn is offline   1
Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:42 AM   #34
Macman45
macrumors G5
 
Macman45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
Thanks arn....Won't have to be so paranoid about looking at it all the time now!
__________________
Thats Not All Folks
Macman45 is offline   0
Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:36 AM   #35
rdowns
macrumors Penryn
 
rdowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
Ya, mods can't read PMs.

arn

What about admins?
rdowns is offline   0
Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:39 AM   #36
dukebound85
Thread Starter
macrumors P6
 
dukebound85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 5045 feet above sea level
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdowns View Post
Digital pack rats. I don't get saving PMs. Must be the same people who save all their texts and archive tens of thousands of emails.



I keep mine full so mods can't PM me.
haha yup
Attached Images
 
dukebound85 is offline   1
Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:17 AM   #37
arn
macrumors god
 
arn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Send a message via AIM to arn
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdowns View Post
What about admins?
Yes, I can read everything if I really wanted to. I have full db access, and can give admins access if needed for some issue.

arn
arn is offline   1
Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:07 PM   #38
Blue Velvet
Moderator emeritus
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessica. View Post
Incorrect. A mod has informed me they can.

If so, they're lying and messing with your mind. Not entirely ethical in itself.
Blue Velvet is offline   0
Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:10 PM   #39
annk
Administrator
 
annk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Velvet View Post
If so, they're lying and messing with your mind. Not entirely ethical in itself.
I think it's safe to say that no one is lying. Someone misunderstood something, either jessica. or the mod she communicated with about this (it doesn't particularly matter who), and now arn has cleared it up.

I can't for the life of me see why anyone would have any motivation to lie about this.
annk is offline   2
Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:22 PM   #40
Blue Velvet
Moderator emeritus
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by annk View Post
I think it's safe to say that no one is lying.

Need I point out the obvious qualifier that says ‘if so’?

Or would that merely compound the level of prissy pedantry around here?


Quote:
Originally Posted by annk View Post
I can't for the life of me see why anyone would have any motivation to lie about this.
I think you'd be surprised at what has been said at times. But, be that as it may, I was responding to jess, a pal of mine. Thanks for your contribution.
Blue Velvet is offline   0
Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:30 PM   #41
Jessica Lares
macrumors 604
 
Jessica Lares's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Thank you! I think I got like 50 PMs from one person here, so the upgrade is helpful.
__________________
Have You Hugged Your Mac Today?
Daily Expressions | iMac G4 | Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro | iPod Nano (7G) | iPad Mini | iPod Touch (5G) | iPhone 5S
Jessica Lares is offline   0
Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:46 PM   #42
GoCubsGo
macrumors Nehalem
 
GoCubsGo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by annk View Post
I think it's safe to say that no one is lying. Someone misunderstood something, either jessica. or the mod she communicated with about this (it doesn't particularly matter who), and now arn has cleared it up.

I can't for the life of me see why anyone would have any motivation to lie about this.
I found the e-mail and it states specifically, "we can read PMs as well." There is no misunderstanding on my part. The mod, who has proven to be less than stellar in terms of ethics as is, is clearly a liar. It would be easy to just write me off as incapable of reading simple English but that is simply not the case here.

It is hard to see why you can't see why someone would lie about something like this, really.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Velvet View Post
Need I point out the obvious qualifier that says ‘if so’?

Or would that merely compound the level of prissy pedantry around here?




I think you'd be surprised at what has been said at times. But, be that as it may, I was responding to jess, a pal of mine. Thanks for your contribution.
Thank you. I think it is clear that it is a lie. It won't change my more protective behavior in PMs at all, but apparently the modsquad has gathered and spoken. If it were true I don't believe it would be entirely public all the same so I am not surprised about the sudden defenses.
GoCubsGo is offline   0
Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:12 PM   #43
arn
macrumors god
 
arn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Send a message via AIM to arn
So much drama.

arn
arn is offline   13


Closed Thread
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Site and Forum Feedback

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iCloud 1000 photo allowance? Big Stevie iCloud and Apple Services 4 Jun 3, 2013 04:21 PM
phones: Data Plan Allowance hunterheath33 Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices 1 Dec 11, 2012 12:27 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC