Clarification on the posting of PMs

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  1. JBeukema
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    I know we're not allowed to post the content of a private message on the boards. Does this rule extend to discussing the content of PMs without quoting it or referring in a post to something a someone has said in a PM?If so, how specific a reference is tolerable, or is any reference to any PM content not also posted by the OP in the public boards forbidden?

    For instance, is each of the following acceptable or unacceptable?

    A) I was speaking with x about y and (he) said/implied z... (paraphrase)

    B) I was speaking with x about y and (he) said 'z...' (quote)

    C) So A says/ According to A/ To hear A tell it...

    It is acceptable to quote or paraphrase the content if the poster is not named or readily obvious at first glance?

    Example:
    D) So I was aspeakling to someone about x
    E) So someone recently said x
    F)'x' (paraphrase) | So I was thinking about this statement and wanted to respond and get your thoughts...
    G)'x' (unattributed quote) | So I was thinking about this statement and wanted to respond and get your thoughts...
     
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    No posting or referencing PM's, rep comments you can.
     
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    i dont reference pms at all...normally they are private conversations...and i hope the other party respects my privacy as much as i do theirs. when in doubt dont!
     
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    The rules are the rules, as KK pointed out. You can choose to follow them or not, I don't care. I don't care what you and other posters talk about in PMs. No one does.
     
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    o now zoom....good gossip is good gossip...
     
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    PM=Private Message.

    I am willing to bet that the answer to your question will be no from each moderator.
     
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    Then what is the difference between a "private message" and the list of "visitor messages" in someone's personal profile page that anyone can look at? Are those all "rep" comments?
     
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    Exactly what you just stated.

    one is a "PRIVATE message" the other is a "visitor message" and you can decide if everyone gets to see your visitor messages or if you want to keep them for your friends only.

    Its in the options on the left of your control panel if you want to change your settings ;). I have a picture in my profile of me that no one but my friends list can see, everyone else gets the hat.
     
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    and i think a lot of people who have more of a "community" feeling...chitty chat in pms...about personal things they dont want to debate on the board....seems the privacy factor of pms may be more important to this group of posters who do share in pms..
     
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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    It seems like we are back to explaining what the word "is" means. Oh come on...what part of the word PRIVATE do you not understand!
     

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