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Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by DVAted on December 15th 2014, 10:42 am

The Question for the Poll being:
Would you like admins to be able to view Sender/Receiver info only (no content) of a users' Private Message activity?

  • Yes (on either Sender, Receiver or both)
  • No



I've read this and all the other topics created and locked on the matter, but this is different


I don't want to read the private messages.

I just want to see who sends private messages to whom and/or from whom a user receives PMs.

For example, I have a new member (barely 5 posts) with about 20 private messages on his roll (I can see that in his user statistics). It baffles me he would spend much more time and effort sending Private Messages instead of posting on the forums.

We've had problems before with some trouble-maker, causing issues behind our backs, offending veteran members, alienating new ones. I'm worried he might be at it again under a new name, and I'd like to know if he contacts the same people, or if he's working with someone else to get information from the restricted forums.

I'd like to know just the Sender/Receiver of Private Messages, an option only admin/founder (myself) would have in the ACP.
I'm not interested in content of PM, I respect their privacy that way. But if there's a PM spammer or thief of our restricted work, it would be great to find out about it before it gets out of line.

It would work like a search box in the ACP, you would input the name of a user and get an option to see the log for "To" and "From" Private Messages, preferably with dates (not necessarily to the minute, but at least the day or week <2 weeks ago> or something like that). It would help document and prevent further abuse through the PM system, or identify those defrauding the restricted sub-forum permission hierarchy by harassing those with access, and other malevolent behavior against general site rules. batman Batman agrees

It would help me a great deal and I hope others will agree that knowing with whom certain members share PMs is not too much to ask, and doesn't infringe the users' privacy as much as others have suggested, by the unnecessary supervision of full PM content.
Thank you for considering this very helpful feature. Much appreciated! Hello

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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by DVAted on December 16th 2014, 10:58 am

15 hours and 33 views and no votes or comments?

Let me put it this way:
Every sizable forum has a staff, right?
And that staff would have a slight hierarchy and at least one staff-restricted subforum in which administrative and moderating issues are being discussed, whether someone should be banned or what security measures we take against trouble-makers and so on.

If information from the Staff sections is being leaked,
I'd like the minimum tools to find out who it is.

Do consider it

And Happy Holidays! cheers santa rendeer

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Post by Selvester on December 19th 2014, 6:36 pm

I have thought about this for some time and after going back and forth with my position on this for about an hour... I think my final answer is to agree with this. I can certainly see how it could be of assistance in situations such as those you have mentioned.

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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by DVAted on December 26th 2014, 5:30 pm

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by Count Dooku on December 29th 2014, 9:02 pm

A second vote "yes" I want also to know... Wink
And not that I really need it perhaps if it is optional it may/ sound(s) more convincing ! Very Happy

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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by SLGray on November 1st 2015, 9:49 pm

Bumping to move this suggestion to the first page.


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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by DVAted on December 13th 2015, 11:02 pm

thank you for the bump, SLGray
unfortunately, the score is tied Sad

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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by Matikka on December 13th 2015, 11:42 pm

I agree with this, I also had the same issues you had and think it would help forum founders if this option was given to us.

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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by Wolfuryo on December 14th 2015, 1:38 pm

Voted YES. This is a good idea.

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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by Khadijah on December 23rd 2015, 3:57 pm

On other boards its common knowledge that admins are able to see the traffic of PM like VBulletin by example also possible if
there is a urgent need to read the contents of it. Only by Admins. So for that reason it's called DM ( Direct Message ) that will say you can write a message direct to one person a part of the eye of the public but it is in case of abuse or anything possible for admins to read.
You see this also in Twitter, your messages can be red by Twitter if they want to for urgent matters.

And I must say also on the forumotion boards it is possible to read the private messages of members for by admins, but you need a bit creative for that, but for that I rather see that the name Private Message changes for Direct Message and than you can always clarify the differance and in the terms of the forum you can just mention DM will be read by admin orr staff if there is an urgent need.

That is my comment on this. my vote is agree

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Post by Kratos on December 23rd 2015, 4:19 pm

Voted yes.

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Post by chuckorion on December 23rd 2015, 6:06 pm

vote yes

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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by SLGray on December 23rd 2015, 6:39 pm

@Khadijah wrote:On other boards its common knowledge that admins are able to see the traffic of PM like VBulletin by example also possible if
there is a urgent need to read the contents of it. Only by Admins. So for that reason it's called DM ( Direct Message ) that will say you can write a message direct to one person a part of the eye of the public but it is in case of abuse or anything possible for admins to read.
You see this also in Twitter, your messages can be red by Twitter if they want to for urgent matters.

And I must say also on the forumotion boards it is possible to read the private messages of members for by admins, but you need a bit creative for that, but for that I rather see that the name Private Message changes for Direct Message and than you can always clarify the differance and in the terms of the forum you can just mention DM will be read by admin orr staff if there is an urgent need.

That is my comment on this. my vote is agree
Yes, some board do have this feature, but it is not private messages. Like you say they are called direct messages which is different than private messages.

P.S. I believe you are correct that other boards can see the traffic, but not the messages themselves.


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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by Khadijah on December 24th 2015, 7:48 am

@SLGray wrote:
@Khadijah wrote:On other boards its common knowledge that admins are able to see the traffic of PM like VBulletin by example also possible if
there is a urgent need to read the contents of it. Only by Admins. So for that reason it's called DM ( Direct Message ) that will say you can write a message direct to one person a part of the eye of the public but it is in case of abuse or anything possible for admins to read.
You see this also in Twitter, your messages can be red by Twitter if they want to for urgent matters.

And I must say also on the forumotion boards it is possible to read the private messages of members for by admins, but you need a bit creative for that, but for that I rather see that the name Private Message changes for Direct Message and than you can always clarify the differance and in the terms of the forum you can just mention DM will be read by admin orr staff if there is an urgent need.

That is my comment on this. my vote is agree
Yes, some board do have this feature, but it is not private messages. Like you say they are called direct messages which is different than private messages.

P.S. I believe you are correct that other boards can see the traffic, but not the messages themselves.

Yes there are differant boards, but I must say that also in urgent matters on the forumotion boards it is possible to read the contents of the private messages from a member if there is some urgent matters, for an admin who's a bit creative it is possible.

ps On the VBulletin Boards Admins can read the DM of members in urgent needs, that is implemented in the admin panel possibillity's

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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by SLGray on December 24th 2015, 6:33 pm

Well, I believe that private messages should be private. I mean between the pm sender and receiver. If there is an issue, the sender or receiver can forward the pm to a staff member by quoting the pm.


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Re: Private Message Sender-Receiver only info overviewed by Admin

Post by Khadijah on December 24th 2015, 6:41 pm

Yes I agree with that. But I only want to let you know that in the system of the admin control panel there is that bug what makes it possible for
an Admin very easy to open up the content of users private messages if he or she wishes to do so.

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Post by Broomhilda on December 24th 2015, 6:43 pm

Yes I agree..

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