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(Original post by amazingtrade)
When you register the password is encytped using MD5 so the password A or D can see is just lots of hash keys that mean nothing to a human. This means they cannot login into your account.

The only people who can read PMs are A and D is this because they have top level access to the raw database. Making sense of the raw database data can also be quite hard.

The whole point of PMs is that they are private.
If a database query is run they can be read in plain english.
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Nope.
If they have the link (from A) then..
pm.php :rolleyes:
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That's a hack, not a standard part of vB. I assume you're reading your users' PMs then
I can do it, and I don't hide it.

As you said, A, who has the same permissions with me (in my forum), can do it too.
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(Original post by pig)
You saved those queries I gave you then...
I haven't tried yet, but they're still saved in the conversation history.
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On this style of bulletin board, Mods and/or Admin cannot read your private messages. They are, however, able to see how many messages users have in their Inbox and Sent Mail (see attachment). The only way they can read your Private Messages is by changing your password.

Edit: People are saying Admin can, I can't see it in Admin's options?
Attached files
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(Original post by Jools)
On this style of bulletin board, Mods and/or Admin cannot read your private messages. They are, however, able to see how many messages users have in their Inbox and Sent Mail (see attachment). The only way they can read your Private Messages is by changing your password.

Edit: People are saying Admin can, I can't see it in Admin's options?
They can't, I have full admin options and it's not there. You need a hack and server access.
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(Original post by Ollie)
They can't, I have full admin options and it's not there. You need a hack and server access.
The hack is one way. The other way is to be able to run queries.


This shows you the pm's that a person has sent.
Query:
SELECT * FROM pmtext WHERE fromuserid = X
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Thank god, i was swapping xrated messages with some ladies on here
r u related to daz?
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(Original post by Ollie)
They can't, I have full admin options and it's not there.
Then why did you say A can? And why did Daveo, Lou & Mr White say Admin can?
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Then why did you say A can? And why did Daveo, Lou & Mr White say Admin can?
A can because he has direct access to the database.
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Can PMs be used as evidence in a Court of Law? :eek:

NB. Any references to killings or random psychotic acts are meant purely in the humour and context of the TSR internet forum. In no way can this be construed as a true representation of the facts.
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Can PMs be used as evidence in a Court of Law? :eek:

NB. Any references to killings or random psychotic acts are meant purely in the humour and context of the TSR internet forum. In no way can this be construed as a true representation of the facts.
Lets hope so.
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(Original post by Daveo)
Lets hope so.
You shouldn't have let them escape again.
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This is an interesting topic. I'm pretty sure it's illegal to read PMs unless either the sender or the recipient has given permission, either express or implied - perhaps via something in the T's and C's. I think it comes under the same legal umbrella as a sysadmin reading e-mail between people on his system.
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This is an interesting topic. I'm pretty sure it's illegal to read PMs unless either the sender or the recipient has given permission, either express or implied - perhaps via something in the T's and C's. I think it comes under the same legal umbrella as a sysadmin reading e-mail between people on his system.
So, was A acting illegally when he dismissed Mr White as moderator?
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So, was A acting illegally when he dismissed Mr White as moderator?
I'm not accusing anyone of anything, that was my guess at the legality of reading PMs, I'm no lawyer... I wasn't even aware A had read any PMs.
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I'm not accusing anyone of anything, that was my guess at the legality of reading PMs, I'm no lawyer... I wasn't even aware A had read any PMs.
That was the basis of Mr White's demotion.
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I'm not accusing anyone of anything, that was my guess at the legality of reading PMs, I'm no lawyer... I wasn't even aware A had read any PMs.
I'm an engineer, not a lawyer too. And I didn't read the T&C, so I don't know... but rumour has it that A looked at Mr White's PMs and found out the reason he wanted to be moderator was less than altruistic - or something - I don't know the details.
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That was the basis of Mr White's demotion.
Oh OK, I didn't know that he was demoted on the grounds of PMs. Looks like I missed that.
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Oh OK, I didn't know that he was demoted on the grounds of PMs. Looks like I missed that.
I thought there was an underground network that kept all the mods up-to-date on everything that happens everywhere? I.e. the Mod forum, and Twinkle-toes' Help Association?
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