What's it matter if they do it in the modbox or in private pms or IMs? Not like anyone but the mods can read what's in the modbox, so in that sense it seems perfectly appropriate to me. If they did it in the public area of the forum, that would be different. I'm not really sure what the natures of those discussions were, so I guess technically I'll be withholding judgement, but I'm inclined to believe that as long as they don't let their personal opinions get in the way of treating members fairly and civilly, and as long as they don't publicly trash anyone, their gossiping isn't a shame.
What's really a shame is that Zergling sent those pms.
In a way it is sort of like when the rep comments were made public, when previously there had been an expectation that they would remain annonymous. It's always shocking when private thoughts are made public, if it is unexpected. Yet I remember back then people said that nothing should be said that one would not stand by at a later date so, I just don't know what to think about it. *sigh*
That is incorrect. You possibly may not, but certain admins can read pms.
No. There is no user interface provided by vBulletin to do this. sprilis and I have the technical know-how for accessing the database but he and I both work professionally in IT and have enough respect to not do something so retarded/invasive.
That is incorrect. You possibly may not, but certain admins can read pms. I've read them myself on another forum and while I knew it was wrong to read them, it was also difficult to turn away. People are fascinating creatures. I'd keep personal information out of pms and use email instead if you don't want anyone here to read your innermost thoughts.
Apparently, I'm a different creature than you are, since I've never read PMs other than my own before. But I feel like I know you a little more now.
Originally Posted by Wolf
Originally Posted by Jack Flak
I could post it if you guys would like to clear the air about the contents of the thread in question.
Seriously, Jack. Stop trolling.
"The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
What I remember from reading Zergling's posts is that there was a pattern of bitterness and his style of moderating seemed to reflect that, as if he was picking on other members through his power as moderator (i.e. locking and sending threads to The Graveyard, sometimes in a very nitpicky fashion) -- it just seemed another way to channel his aggression.