A question about PM's and rep.

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  1. alan1
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    From Care4all (whom I respect deeply)

    My question is this,
    If I rep somebody and include a message in that little box that pops up, is that considered a PM or not?
    I think it is a PM. It is a message that I am sending to that person and that person alone. It is not a public post.
    Can the moderating team please clarify this for me? It may change the way I handle rep comments.
    Thank you.
     
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    I always thought the rules stated that the pms & messages associated with reps are between the two posters involved, unless one is reported, in which case the mods look at it.

    I do believe ppl have been chastised (and possibly I was one of them) for posting rep messages on the open board.

    But my memory is not very good.
     
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    When you rep someone and add a comment, that is a rep comment.

    Such as:

    That is a rep comment, not a PM, and the board rules says it can be posted.

    IF you reply to me after that rep comment,


    Then THAT is considered a PM and you can't post that.
     
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    not a mod, obviously, but rep comments are exempt from this privacy rule and posted often on the open board.

    EDIT: damn, my capt obvious moment was too late.
     
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    Personally, I've never posted the contents of one of those auto-generated PMs. But, depending on the ruling, I do know several whiney posts I may need to report. :lol:
     
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    Far as I know, rep messages can be posted.

    PMs on the other hand cannot.
     
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    Official answer




    who gives a shit
     
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    If you could possibly be reported by someone with a bug up their ass, pretty important.
     
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    Thanks.
    I'll be sure to never post a comment when giving rep from now on.
    Oh wait, you can't give neg-rep without including a comment, but you can give pos-rep without including a comment.
    What should I do about this double standard?
     
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    thats true


    i would lose a good night sleep if I got reported on US MSg Board
     

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