mrchad9 wrote:Twoshuzz and JasonH-
I appreciate your responses and I have no reason to doubt them. I do not think this is paranoia though, rather a legitimate concern for which the mods and admins ought to be able to answer.
I do not do any sort of drugs, for example, but I used to have a job where I was randomly tested, and I disliked it intensely. I wasn't paranoid, and had nothing to hide, I just didn't think it was right. I think it is the same here.
So do the mods and admins have the ability to read PMs and chat logs? JasonH and Twoshuzz have said they do not and I beleive them, but is the ability there for the green folks for either PMs or chats?
Matt clearly can read chats and has in the past. Is he still doing this? Does he have the ability to read PMs? Does he read any?
How long are chat log contents saved and accessible? Or are they wiped out as soon as all the participants log off?
How long is content of deleted PMs accessible? Or is it wiped out when the PM is deleted?
I'll try to answer your questions to the best of my abilities.
Much of my time as of late has been spent exploring all the tools available to myself and other mod/admins. For myself, it is an education into phpBB3 and its application and function in regard to SP. I have no intention or desire to familiarize myself with them for any malicious intent and have no need to use them in such a manner.
I have yet to see any application that would allow the mods/admin the ability to invade the privacy of the membership by granting the ability to read PMs or chat scripts between members. Also, I have no desire for that capability, nor would I engage in such things if I had. I can't imagine any of the mods/admin feeling any different.
As for Matt, I do not know the extent of his capabilities and will not speculate. However, with all that his position entails and the efforts he continually and constantly puts forth, I highly doubt he holds any interest in rifling through PMs and chat scripts. At the risk of causing Matt any greater headaches, perhaps you should address him directly via PM.
Your last two questions are beyond my scope of knowledge. However, I can assure you that no member of the mod/admin hold any interest in rummaging through the deluge of chat scripts or personal PMs between members. Honestly, we/they are much too busy with all the everyday duties involved with running, maintaining and managing SP.