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  • Can i view my members Private Messages?

    Can I? Note: I am the forum Root Admin.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Rubiano View Post
    Can I? Note: I am the forum Root Admin.
    You can if you have access to the database or if you install a hack to view them. I'd suggest you think about the reasons why you would want to do so though.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by U2Lynne View Post
      You can if you have access to the database or if you install a hack to view them. I'd suggest you think about the reasons why you would want to do so though.
      its because i have a password for one of the forums and when a member qualifies to enter the forum and is sent the password, i dont want them telling other members that have not qualified to recieve the forum's password.

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      • #4
        Here is a MOD that will allow you to view them:
        http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ivate+messages
        Regards,
        Nick

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        • #5
          as a courtesy to your users you should write a privacy policy that informs them their private messages can be viewed by administrators under certain situations, if you haven't already.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by EagleNick View Post
            Here is a MOD that will allow you to view them:
            http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ivate+messages
            Wow! thanks! This worked perfectly!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by osayidan View Post
              as a courtesy to your users you should write a privacy policy that informs them their private messages can be viewed by administrators under certain situations, if you haven't already.
              I agree. You (must?) should disclose that Private Messages can and may be read by administrators.
              Inform and warn your members not to share sensitive information via the Private Messaging system.
              Regards,
              Nick

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              • #8
                Couldn't you just use usergroups instead of a password? Methinks that would be more secure.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by intricatic View Post
                  Couldn't you just use usergroups instead of a password? Methinks that would be more secure.
                  What are you talking about?
                  Regards,
                  Nick

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by EagleNick View Post
                    What are you talking about?
                    He/she means that instead of password protecting the forum to instead add a new usergroup (eg: "Special Users"), change the permissions on the forum so that only Special Users have access to it, and then when you need to give access to users you could just add Special Users to their account as a secondary usergroup. That way nobody could share the password to see the forum (well, they could share user accounts but that's a whole different problem).
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KW802 View Post
                      He/she means that instead of password protecting the forum to instead add a new usergroup (eg: "Special Users"), change the permissions on the forum so that only Special Users have access to it, and then when you need to give access to users you could just add Special Users to their account as a secondary usergroup. That way nobody could share the password to see the forum (well, they could share user accounts but that's a whole different problem).
                      Ohh I get it. I had no idea why this was posted in this thread until I read Post #3

                      Regards,
                      Nick

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