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Our PMs, not exactly PRIVATE are they?

Discussion in 'Sufficient Self - News, Information & Feedback' started by Bettacreek, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. Sep 12, 2012
    Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Almost Self-Reliant

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    I've noticed that some things in my PM box have been changed. Considering that I sell on here, some peoples' addresses and full names have been in my box and my full name and address has been in others' PM boxes, I'm a little concerned that apparently our PMs are open for other people to access. I don't feel that this is safe at all. What's up with that?! I'm actually quite a bit upset about this. We feel a sense of security in our PM box (err, well, I USED to) and assumed that it was a safe place to exchange addresses and such, considering that you have a BST section here. Why even bother with PMs anymore, might as well post our full names and addresses right here for everyone in the world to see!!!
     
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    Damummis

    Damummis Microfarmer

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    You too huh? My PM's have been read and changed as well. Just another reason this forum is going down the crapper.

    Hey Nifty,
    Maybe you should have a disclaimer that says the P in PM does not mean PRIVATE. This is just one more reason not to come here. Please delete my account, post and everything else associated with my user name.
     
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    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    I haven't noticed anything, but then again, I don't have many PMs w/that type of info. If I need to exchange that kind of info, I prefer to do it by e-mail.
     
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    Beekissed

    Beekissed Mountain Sage

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    Found that out a looooonnnnng time ago when a rogue mod was causing trouble and mentioning things that had only been discussed via PM. Other mods denied that this would/could happen but the proof was in black and white, so I lost all faith in that claim way back then.

    Nothing's private on the internet, folks, even if it bears the title of "private". It's all an illusion..... :)
     
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    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Lovin' The Homestead

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    Another illusion, shattered.
    :barnie
     
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    Beekissed

    Beekissed Mountain Sage

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    I can shatter some more for ya, if you aren't shocked enough! :D I've had many illusions shattered of late and I'm still reeling from the shock of it all...but glad I know. But still wishing I didn't....but am more prepared now to see things for what they are~ instead of what I want them to be.

    But these things have nothing to do with the forum... :p
     
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    Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Almost Self-Reliant

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    *Sigh* I just feel like I've been violated, as well as anyone who has sent me their addresses via PM here. I know I'll certainly not be doing *that* again.
     
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    SSDreamin

    SSDreamin Almost Self-Reliant

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    Awe Bee, I thought you were gonna enlighten us with pearls of wisdom! Now I'm curious if some of your shattered illusions are the same as some of mine?? :D
     
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    Beekissed

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    PM me and we'll discuss it in private..... ;) :D :lol:
     
  10. Sep 12, 2012
    FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Super Self-Sufficient

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    Betta that stinks. good heads up tho to know this.

    I haven't noticed it. my pms are 'all kinda ok' haven't seen any 'changes' but then again I delete stuff fast anyway.

    Don't use the pms as your address file or anything. if someone gives you private info transfer it. best you can do I guess.
     
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