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seasiat7

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Jan 2, 2019
5
3
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Are people's private messages being read by the administrators of this forum? Do the users have any guarantee to privacy? Thanks
 

Rookster

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Nov 24, 2013
29,382
111,585
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Cache Hunting
If you know the secret hand shake you will be safe.
 

Rookster

Gold Member
Nov 24, 2013
29,382
111,585
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XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
Primary Interest:
Cache Hunting
Welcome to Tnet.
 

Carolina Tom

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17,063
Charlotte
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Welcome to TNet.

My grandmother taught me not to write things down, that I would be embarrassed to read in front of the church congregation. That nugget of wisdom has served me well.

Paranoia - What Is Paranoia - Signs of Paranoia

Good luck to you sir!
 

Treasure_Hunter

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Staff member
Jul 27, 2006
46,877
50,915
Florida
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Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Are people's private messages being read by the administrators of this forum? Do the users have any guarantee to privacy? Thanks

This has been addressed multiple times, the answer is NO, admins and mods do not read private PMs.
 

DizzyDigger

Gold Member
Dec 9, 2012
5,277
10,273
Concrete, WA
Detector(s) used
Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
Primary Interest:
Prospecting
Seasiat7, in a word, NO.

TNet runs on Vbulletin software, and while it is *technically* possible
for an Admin to access a members PM's, it is a difficult process to do so.

The big question is: WHY would they want to read your PM's? There's
100,000+ members of this site, and the Admin's manage not only this
site, but others as well. There is simply no reason to do so, and I'm also
sure it goes against their own policies.

You're safe here.
 

Treasure_Hunter

Administrator
Staff member
Jul 27, 2006
46,877
50,915
Florida
Detector(s) used
Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Seasiat7, in a word, NO.

TNet runs on Vbulletin software, and while it is *technically* possible
for an Admin to access a members PM's, it is a difficult process to do so.

The big question is: WHY would they want to read your PM's? There's
100,000+ members of this site, and the Admin's manage not only this
site, but others as well. There is simply no reason to do so, and I'm also
sure it goes against their own policies.

You're safe here.

We have a hard enough job monitoring the posts and threads for problems, PMs are just that, private messages unless someone complains about a pm they received and send us a copy.
 
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seasiat7

seasiat7

Banned
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5
3
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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You have to ask nowadays with all the garbage Facebook and Google has been up to. I was just making sure. Thanks for letting me know.
 

Treasure_Hunter

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Jul 27, 2006
46,877
50,915
Florida
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Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
You have to ask nowadays with all the garbage Facebook and Google has been up to. I was just making sure. Thanks for letting me know.

Nothing wrong at all with asking. :icon_thumleft:
 

Oddjob

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Aug 23, 2012
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9,067
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Other
well actually Treasure Hunter reads PMs, sent him a few my self.

You know what, he is even polite enough to reply to them as well.

Same goes for Jeff.

Just try it, send a Mod a PM asking them if they read PMs and see what they tell you.
 

Ammoman

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Oct 12, 2015
2,206
5,328
NC
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Always operate under the principle that nothing is safe online. If you don't want prying eyes to see something, don't send it.
 

DizzyDigger

Gold Member
Dec 9, 2012
5,277
10,273
Concrete, WA
Detector(s) used
Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
Primary Interest:
Prospecting
FWIW (to anyone still wondering) A Moderator (or Super Mod) does not have
the technical access to anyone's PM's. Only an Admin with extensive knowledge
of VBulletin can. In other words...NOT gonna happen.

If you're really, really paranoid about it, swap snail-mail addresses
with the other person and exchange info the old fashioned way. 8-)
 

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