To me, the modbox is just another kind of communication where there is an expectation of and a reason for privacy. Just like the members speak in PMs in a way they wouldn't speak in front of the entire forum, the mods speak in the modbox in a way they wouldn't for public consumption. In both cases the freedom to speak without scrutiny is productive, I think...and in the case of the modbox, a necessary function of moderating the forum.
Can you imagine the outcry, drama and embarrassment if the forum membership at large were privy to discussions about bans or infractions that are ultimately decided against? Or privy to the details of personal attacks or spats between members that the mods are trying to adjudicate? Bad news.
I want to poll as many TC members as I can, to see if they want disclosure on the Modbox!
I have received a PM from a higher authority(!!not giving a name, so don't even ask!!)once stating that one of my personal messages/comments would be posted in this secret modbox for all admins to read/see...
I'm probably not the first member to start this type of thread, and I'm sure many more will come in the future...
Isn't PM'ing good enough for discussing forum issues, and problem members?
I vote that we get to see what is in that modbox, and read what the mods "possibly" have said about other members of TC, after all, isn't this place about discovery?... If you ban me, C'est la vie!... Power to the free!
Wouldnt that just cause more harm then good? havnt been here long so i havnt got a say on this really but... if this modbox contained a fair amount of negative comments and messages about other members wouldnt it just cause unnecessary drama? aside from that they ARE ment to be personal right?
"privacy" isn't a human invention. it just is. different people have invaded my privacy over the years and continue to do so. And i totally resent certain people who cannot keep their stupid mouths shut for telling others about the things they know about me. if you can't keep "private" behavior and conversations to yourself, i consider you banned from my inner circle. i guess that would mean ALL of you!