Originally Posted by Trotski
I am sure I must be mistaken, but I would like to know whether or not our PMs on Epic are able to be read by Admin or Mods, and more importantly, have they ever been read by Admin or Mods who were not intended recipients?
It seems a fair question for a Supporter to ask. Thanks in advance for replies!
Don't take this in the wrong way. Why the heck would I want to?
I actually do have a life.
What people are saying to each other privately is of no concern to me, nor should it be. Now if threats or other misdeeds occur and are reported to us, then we get into it. (A very very rare occurrence thanks to the goodness of our members.
Heck I only read a sample of the posts here. The only time I get involved in moderating posts is if I stumble across a post that is obviously in violation of the terms and conditions or if someone hits the report post button.
A majority of the moderation that we do is not visible to the community in general. It's going after spammers. They can be some very busy beavers at times. We've had a few times where it took a bit to hunt them down and stamp them out. Now, the system picks up most of the spam, puts them in moderation. We look at the spam post, delete it as needed, and then ban the obvious spam generators. (We also block obvious spam sites from getting to us. You know the stuff from Nigeria, etc. Somehow the individuals that have recently deceased relatives with $40,000,000 to invest if you can help them just isn't the type of member we need here.
: ) The spam that misses the automatic system get reported by the members and we go after it as quickly as we can. We have 9 pages of spam and crap in the graveyard right now. We try to be vigilant for spam. They have invented some ingenious ways to get around the safeguards. Every now and then some crap slips through.